Buy to Let Mortgage Calculator
Whether you’re simply considering a buy-to-let mortgage, or rather expanding your existing portfolio, our buy-to-let calculator allows you to check if you’re eligible as well as what sort of figure you can expect from a lender.
How much can I borrow?
How much you could borrow for a buy-to-let mortgage depends on a specific set of your personal details. Put these into the calculator below and we’ll provide you with an indication of your borrowing potential.
What is a buy-to-let mortgage calculator?
Simply put, a buy-to-let calculator is a tool which helps you work out the loan amount you could receive from a lender for a property you want to rent out.
If you’re purchasing a property with the intention of letting it out, it’s important that you know exactly how much your monthly mortgage repayments will cost in addition to how much you can likely afford to borrow. Our buy-to-let mortgage calculator does just this for you.
How do lenders calculate buy-to-let mortgages?
Borrowing on a buy-to-let mortgage is fundamentally determined by the prospective rental income you are able to get on a property. In general, lenders will want to see your rental income exceed your mortgage repayment total by 25% or more.
To offer an example, if you were going to pay £800 on a buy-to-let mortgage each month, your monthly income gained from rent would have to be at least £1,000.
Other significant factors for calculating buy-to-let mortgages include your loan-to-value (LTV) ratio - which is often required to be 85% or lower - alongside your annual income.
How much will my buy-to-let mortgage cost?
The cost of your buy-to-let mortgage will be influenced by three things:
Deposit size: A larger deposit reduces the borrowed amount. Typically, buy-to-let lenders require around 25% of the property’s value.
Interest rate: Monthly payments for buy-to-let mortgages cover only the interest, not the entire capital loan amount.
Mortgage term: The complete mortgage amount is settled by you at the end of the loan term.
What are the interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages?
Your offered interest rate from a buy-to-let mortgage lender is down to:
Your LTV ratio: A higher ratio increases the loan's risk and usually leads to a higher interest rate.
Your credit history: Lower credit scores often result in higher mortgage interest rates due to perceived risk by lenders.
The current Bank of England (BoE) base rate: Mortgage rates are directly influenced by the BOE’s base rate.
Mortgage type: A fixed-rate mortgage maintains a consistent interest rate, while a variable-rate mortgage fluctuates over time.