How to apply for a buy to let mortgage
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Your steps to applying for a buy to let mortgage
Find out if you're eligible
The following criteria applies for Royal Bank buy to let mortgage applications:
You need to be a UK resident aged between 18 and 70
You need at least a 25% deposit, or 35% for any new build houses or flats
You must be borrowing at least £25,000 over a minimum of 3 years
Your maximum borrowing amount cannot exceed £3.5 million
The property you wish to purchase, or remortgage to us, must be habitable and worth at least £50,000
You cannot apply for a buy to let mortgage with us if you do not meet the above criteria.
Please note, we cannot offer mortgage where the household will have or has multiple occupants, or multiple tenancies.
If you're remortgaging a buy to let property, check how much is left to pay on your mortgage
Look at the latest mortgage statement you received from your current mortgage provider to see how much is left to pay.
Your current provider might ask for an Early Repayment Charge. Check your paperwork to see whether they apply. If you haven't yet thought about how you will pay off your current mortgage early, read our mortgage repayment guide.
Compare our mortgage rates
Enter a few details into our mortgage rate calculator and we’ll show you all the Royal Bank mortgages that could be right for you, based on what you've told us.
Thinking of borrowing more? No problem, it's easy to vary the amounts in the calculator.
Get an indicative decision
You’ll need to get an Agreement in Principle to see if we think we may be able to lend you the amount you require.
This isn't a firm decision, but it’s the most accurate result we can give you without performing a full credit check. It won't take long and it won’t affect your credit score.
Before you apply
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What is the difference between a soft and a full credit check?
Choose how you want to apply
You can complete your mortgage application online, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.
You need to be:
confident that you have been able to choose the right mortgage for your circumstances
happy to take responsibility for the mortgage you choose
As you’ll not be getting any advice from us, you won’t benefit from us assessing whether the mortgage is suitable for you. Therefore if your choice turns out to be unsuitable we won’t offer you any compensation.
Already Started? Pick up where you left off
Apply over the phone
Already applied for a mortgage and need your offer extended?
If you’ve had a mortgage offer with us approved and can’t complete within the agreed timescale, we’re here to help. You can apply to extend your mortgage offer by 1 month to give you extra time to complete buying your new property or re-mortgaging your existing property. Find out more
By requesting an extension to your mortgage offer you are acting on behalf of all parties named on the mortgage.
Already have a Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage?
If you're already a Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage customer, you won't need to resubmit paperwork, such as evidence of income, unless your circumstances have changed.
Log in to Manage Your Mortgage, see what offers are available and apply online.
All you need are your mortgage account number, name, date of birth and your postcode.