"High property values, particularly within London and the South East, can result in lower yields and as a result, some applicants may be refused lending"
Kent Reliance has launched a new income backed buy-to-let proposition which is available for non-portfolio landlords looking to borrow through a limited company as well as on an individual basis.
The lender will now take a broader view of customer affordability using earned income to supplement the interest coverage ratio for buy-to-let loans, where the rental property yield in itself does not meet minimum requirements.
Kent Reliance says the changes will be particularly useful for high earning individuals with low residential leverage, or high yielding individual or limited company landlords where the subject property is low yielding.
Adrian Moloney, sales director at OneSavings Bank, commented: “This new, broader approach to buy-to-let affordability will provide additional flexibility to allow earned income to form part of the affordability assessment for a buy-to-let application. High property values, particularly within London and the South East, can result in lower yields and as a result, some applicants may be refused lending, even on good quality properties. We’re looking to fix that.
“To support this product, we’ve also updated our buy-to-let calculator so brokers can immediately see if a case fits the income backed criteria prior to submission, thereby simplifying the process and enabling a faster turnaround.”