Property & Mortgage Outlook – May 2021

March was a pivotal month for the UK property market after a period of hesitancy amongst sellers since the start of 2021 and the third national lockdown.

The stamp duty extension continued to boost sales activity, which increased sharply over the month, particularly in London and the Country markets.

Best Buys* (as of 29th April 2021)

Initial Rate Description Subsequent Rate Overall Cost For Comparison (APR) Early Repayment Charge Max Loan Fee
1.05% 2 Year Fix 3.35% 3.00% 3% Years 1 & 2 £1.5m £1,249
1.19% 5 Year Fix 3.35% 2.50% 5% Years 1 – 5 £1.5m £1,249
1.39% 2 Year Fix – Offset 4.49% 3.90% 2% Year 1, 1% Year 2 £2.0m £999
1.19% 2 Year Fix – BTL 4.74% 4.30% 1.5% Year 1, 1% Year 2 £1.5m 2% of loan

BASE RATE UNCHANGED UNTIL 2025

Recent research by Capital Economics suggests that the UK bank base rate will remain at 0.10% for the next four years. In this unprecedented interest rate environment it is important to consider the market expectations before choosing a mortgage product. Our mortgage partner set all of their advice against a backdrop of informed interest rate commentary putting you in the most informed position possible before making a decision.

HOLIDAY HOMES

Due to the current overseas travel restrictions, there has been an increase in holiday home purchases in the UK. Our partner has market-leading residential products available for clients looking to rent properties for no longer than sixteen weeks. They also have a semi-exclusive lender who will lend to limited companies and even a ‘bridge to renovate’ option. Here, a property can be purchased and renovated with roll up of interest until ready to rent and then converted to a standard mortgage.

Whether you are coming to the end of your mortgage product or keen to compare your current rate to the best available elsewhere, please contact your adviser who can put you in touch with our mortgage partners.

* Lending criteria restrictions apply to all products, always seek independent advice.

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Source: Professional Mortgage Services.

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