UK property investors enjoying high confidence

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Buy-to-let investors in UK property are currently in confident mood and on the lookout for the best possible deals available, according to research by Mortgage Trust.

The company’s study found that investors are currently looking for lower rental income requirements and higher loan-to-value (LTV) limits when they take out a buy-to-let mortgage.

Of the intermediary lenders questioned by Mortgage Trust, four out of ten said that 50 per cent or more of their clients were looking for a deal with a rental income requirement of less than 125 per cent.

The most common requirement level opted for by UK property investors was found to be between 110 and 125 per cent.

Some 26 per cent of intermediaries also said that 50 per cent or more of their clients were looking for a mortgage with an LTV limit of 85 per cent or over.

Nicola Severn, marketing manager for Mortgage Trust, said that the findings displayed a strong confidence among UK property investors and suggested that the buy-to-let market was not likely to begin to wane anytime soon.

“With rental demand remaining strong and house prices continuing to climb (61 per cent of intermediaries expect them to increase in the next 3 months), it is no surprise that buy-to-let investors are keen to secure higher loan-to-value loans and release equity in order to maximise their investment potential,” she added.

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