Specialist mortgage types 

Two of the most complex mortgage types are buy-to-let and mortgages for self-employed people and contractors. Our expert team have years of experience in helping investors, landlords and business owners find the right mortgage deal. Here’s some more information about these mortgage types. 


In 2016, changes set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority also reduced the level of tax relief for landlords – making it more important than ever to seek advice from a reputable firm that knows how to navigate the buy-to-let mortgage market. 
With so many changes taking place, it’s important to consider your options carefully before deciding which route to take. Here at Penny House, buy-to-let mortgages are one of our most sought-after services. Our qualified advisers can help you source the most suitable lending terms and return on investment available for your property or portfolio. 

Important considerations for buy-to-let mortgages 

A buy-to-let mortgage is often determined by the rental income you’ll receive from tenants (the rental calculation) and how much you can contribute towards the purchase price (the deposit). Many lenders will also ask you to prove you have other personal income on top of any rental income you expect. However, these factors vary greatly between lenders. 
Calculating the true cost of a buy-to-let mortgage can be quite complex, which is why it’s so important to pick the right lender and find the most suitable terms for both you and the property. The fact that buy-to-let transactions are usually a commercial decision based on investment makes this even more critical. 

How Penny House can help 

That might be the lowest interest rate, most affordable fees or a flexible rent calculation. Best of all, we’ll take care of everything with the minimum of fuss – guiding you through the process from initial contact to completion. We have access to market leading and exclusive dealsfrom being part of the Quilter Financial Planning network. So we can negotiate the right solution for your circumstances. What’s more, you’ll have the reassurance that we’ll look at your entire financial picture from multiple perspectives and can present you with options that aren’t available to many other brokers. 
Please note that the Financial Conduct Authority doesn’t regulate buy to let mortgages. 

Self-employed mortgages 

Some lenders look at salary and dividends, whilst others consider net profit, or salary plus net profit. Others again will look at one to three years of accounts or tax returns to calculate an average income. 
Whether you’re self-employed or have a job, you’ll always be expected to provide in-depth details of your outgoings and expenses as well as your overall income, so the lender can work out how much you can afford to borrow. 
Whilst this might sound like hard work, the good news is that the mortgage assessment process for self-employed people has much improved in recent years. This is especially the case when your application is presented correctly by a broker. When it comes to finding a lender who’s willing to take a holistic view of your case, market access is all-important. 

A wealth of experience in self-employed mortgages 

We firmly believe in the importance of taking the time to understand your unique requirements, so we can find you the right solution. Over the years, we’ve forged strong relationships with market-leading lenders, which enables us to do this. 
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) do not regulate buy to let mortgages. Penny House is a trading style of Penny House Financial Services Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our permitted business includes advising on and arranging mortgages and insurance products. Registered in England & Wales No. 10861127. Registered office: Unit 9, 97-101 Peregrin Road Hainault Business Park, Ilford, Essex, England, IG6 3XH. Our Financial Services Register number is 951936. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk/register or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768. 
Important note: A mortgage is a loan secured against your property. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it. 
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