Multi Unit Buy To Let Mortgages [MUFB BTL 2021]

Are you considering taking out Multi Unit Buy To Let Mortgages for a purchase or to refinance an existing property investment? Lets discuss the key features and things to consider.

Multi Unit blocks can make a great property investment with high yields and risk spread over a number of paying tenants. However taking out a mortgage for a MUFB is not as straight forward as taking out a mortgage on a single BTL dwelling. There are more things to consider and a lower number of available lenders to choose from.

Whether you are exiting a development, making a new purchase or refinancing an existing property. There are important factors when applying for a Multi-Unit Mortgage:

  • Are there 6 Units or fewer?
  • Are there more than 6 Units?
  • Is it currently Fully Occupied?
  • For a refinance, are you looking to raise additional capital?
  • Block value vs Individual unit resale value
  • Are you a trading business or SPV

Working with a professional commercial finance broker can help you navigate the different lending requirements an criteria.

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Key Features of Multi Unit Buy To Let Mortgages

There many variables with Multi Unit BTL mortgages that can impact on the maximum LTV available and interest rates. The key factor being the number of Units and block investment value vs the OMV of individual units.

However here are some of the key features you can expect when arranging a mortgage for a multi unit investment property.

  • Maximum LTV Up To 75%
  • Interest Only & Capital Repayment
  • Refinance & Capital Release
  • Fixed Rates For 2, 3, 5 & 10 Years
  • No minimum income required
  • High Value Cases Up To £25 million
  • Complex Ownership Structures
  • Portfolio Landlords
  • Mortgage Terms Up to 30 years
  • Individuals, LLPs, Limited Companies, PLCs, Trusts, SIPPs & Expats

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Types of Multi Unit Freehold Blocks

You can arrange Buy To Let mortgages on a wide range of multi unit property types. Its important to understand exactly what your property is before approaching lenders. As criteria and availability varies between banks and lenders.

  • Blocks of Apartments & Flats
  • Student Accommodation
  • Retirement Living & Villages
  • Ex-Local Authority Flats
  • Flats Above Commercial
  • Local Authority
  • Vulnerable Tenants
  • Commercial To Residential Conversions
  • Multiple Units On One Freehold
  • New Build Apartments
  • Development Exit

Specific issues around construction type and cladding, need to be considered on a case by case basis. There are specialist lenders that may still offer a mortgage, even if you have been declined elsewhere.

When Do You Need A Multi Unit Mortgage?

If you are buying a multi unit property as an investment, then you need a buy to let mortgage designed for multi units. You cannot just apply for a standard buy to let mortgage, as most are for single residential homes.

There are plenty of lenders that offer mortgages on Multi Unit Freehold Blocks (MUFB). It is likely that the annual interest rate you pay will be 1-2% higher than a standard Buy To Let mortgage.

FAQ: Multi Unit Mortgage and MUFB?

Lets look at some of the common questions around Multi Unit Freehold Blocks and the type of buy to let mortgages you need for them.

What Does MUFB Mean?


MUFB is an abbreviation for the term “Multi Unit Freehold Block”. It is a type of property that has more than one self contained apartment/flat, without any shared living areas. Property investors often purchase or build a MUFB’s as they can have high yields and the risk is spread across multiple tenants on AST’s.

What Is A MUFB Mortgage?


A MUFB Mortgage is a type of buy to let mortgage that you need when investing in a multi unit freehold block. This could be a block of flats or a large house slit into multiple self contained apartments.

What Is A Multi Unit Property?


Any property that has more than one single dwelling on a single freehold title, will be classed as a multi unit property. Each residential unit must be self contained without any shared living spaces. Properties with multiple rooms and shared facilities like Kitchens will be classed as a HMO.

What’s The Difference Between a Multi Unit (MUFB) and a HMO?


Although a MUFB and HMO are similar in that they have multiple units, they require different finance. In a Multi Unit Block, every single unit must be self contained with its own entrance. Where as in a HMO, there may be shared living areas such as living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Can You Get buy to let mortgages For student accommodation?


Yes there are specialist providers that offer mortgages for Student Accommodation. Many Student apartments are classed as multi units if there is multiple individual apartments in one building.

What Are The Rates For Multi Unit Mortgages?


Typically the Interest rate on a Multi Unit or MUFB mortgage are higher than a standard buy to let. This could be in the region of 1 – 2 % per annum more. Although this depends on your individual circumstances and other things like size of deposit.

How to finance a multi unit property?


If you are planning to purchase a multi unit property investment, then you can apply for a buy to let mortgage. These are usually up to a maximum loan to value (LTV) of around 75%.

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