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Can I get a buy-to-let mortgage with bad credit?

Yes, it is entirely possible to secure a buy-to-let mortgage even if your credit history is poor. It will depend on your individual circumstances and what each lender categorises as “bad credit”. Getting a mortgage with a bad credit score won’t be as straightforward as if your score was good, but it is certainly possible with the right lender.

What lenders will accept bad credit for a buy-to-let mortgage?

There are lenders out there who are willing to accept applicants with bad credit. Your application’s success depends on the type of bad credit you have, and other affordability factors. Lenders will look at the cause of the bad credit, and also how long it has been on your file. 

It is unlikely that mainstream high street lenders will consider bad credit, so you may need to seek out specialist mortgage brokers who will be able to find deals that can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s the affordability criteria for a bad credit buy to let mortgage?

As with all mortgage applications, you will need to show that you are able to afford the repayments. Buy-to-let affordability models are based on your projected rental income, and your individual financial circumstances.

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What is a buy-to-let mortgage with bad credit?

A buy-to-let mortgage with bad credit is no different from an ordinary buy-to-let mortgage, which is when a property is bought as an investment rather than somewhere to live. If you are planning to rent out the property then you won’t be able to purchase the property with a residential mortgage.

Will my age affect my application?

The affordability criteria for a buy-to-let mortgage is based on the rental income you expect to receive, and if you will be able to cover the monthly repayments with that. Many lenders will consider someone at retirement age or over to be more responsible to lend to. Some lenders will have a maximum age of the end of the mortgage term of 100, whereas others will have no maximum age. It’s simply about finding the right terms for you. 

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