Holiday Let Mortgages

Holiday let mortgages are a flexible way for your clients to invest in the holiday home market. Find out all you need to know about our holiday let mortgages.

Introducing Holiday Let Mortgages

We have temporarily withdrawn our Holiday Let product. We will continue to monitor the market and review this on an ongoing basis.

Holiday let mortgages are designed for properties which will be let out on a short-term basis as holiday accommodation.

Hodge Holiday Let Mortgages give your clients a flexible way to invest in an increasingly attractive market.

With staycations on the rise and economic uncertainty making traditional buy-to-let a less attractive option, short-term holiday lets could be a great way to get a solid return on property investment.

Rather than worrying about tenants, your clients can start thinking about weekend guests and earning super host status.

The holiday let market is forecast to grow 4% year-on-year, so your clients could make a holiday home work for them. Of course, this is a specialist market requiring plenty of flexibility when it comes to finding the right mortgage, but luckily, the Hodge Holiday Let mortgage provides that flexibility.

Benefits for your clients

  • Airbnb properties are welcome
  • They can stay in the property for up to 90 days
  • We lend on up to 4 holiday-lets
  • We lend on up to 4 multi-units (up to 4 multiple letting units on one title)
  • They don’t have to be owner occupier
  • The Hodge Early Repayment Promise – early repayment charge waived when selling.

To find out more, please download our product summary

Overview

Product Option2 Year Fixed Rate5 Year Fixed Rate 
Interest Rate3.05%
£995 fee
3.20%
Fee free
3.45%
£995 fee
3.60%
Fee free
Loan To Value (LTV)60%60%
Valuation FeesFree up to £1 million propertyFree up to £1 million property
Minimum Loan£50,000£50,000
Maximum Loan£1.5 million£1.5 million
Minimum Property Value£150,000£150,000
Maximum Property Value£10 million£10 million
Early Repayment Charges (ERCs)Fixed
Year 1 = 3%
Year 2 = 3%
Fixed
Year 1 = 5%
Year 2 = 4%
Year 3 = 3%
Year 4 = 2%
Year 5 = 1%

Criteria

  • Lending is available for those aged between 21 and 95  
  • 60% loan to value (LTV) up to £1.5 million  
  • Day 1 re-mortgages 
  • 2 and 5-year fixed rates available  
  • No minimum personal income requirement  
  • Available for holiday properties in England, Wales and Scotland.  

Client lending criteria: 

To be eligible, your client will need to meet the minimum holiday let mortgage criteria at the time they make the application: 

  • Minimum borrowing age – 21  
  • Maximum borrowing age – 88  
  • Maximum client age – 95  

Applications can be made by one or two people, so it’s suitable for couples too.  

Interest cover ratio 

There are no minimum personal income requirements for holiday let mortgages, but your client will need to show the property can yield a minimum rental income of 145% of interest payments at 5.5%.

We take an average of 30 weeks rental income using an average of the weekly high season, medium season and low season rental income figures they provide on the application form.

If the property has previously been let out, we’ll also verify the rent by comparing the previous 12 months actual rental income with those from a local agent or holiday letting website.

  • Properties with land up to 10 acres. We’ll review properties on a case–by–case basis up to 50 acres but won’t accept properties with more than this 
  • Leasehold properties with a minimum 90-year leasewe’ll also lend to clients who wish to use the funds to extend a lease  
  • Encumbered properties, subject to full clean first charge . 
  • Flats, maisonettes and studio flats with a minimum of 35 sq. m, but not freehold flats. We’ll review flats above commercial premises on a case–by–case basis. We don’t accept ex-local authority flats  
  • Multiple units – up to 4 units in the same block  
  • Whole properties listed for rent on Airbnb, with relevant insurances in place. 

If your client doesn’t meet the holiday let mortgage criteria, we’re happy to review each case to see if there’s anything we can do to help your client, so please get in touch with our Adviser Support team on 0800 138 9109 if you have a query.  

Holiday let mortgage FAQs

A holiday let mortgage allows clients to purchase a property they can rent out to people on a short-term basis for holidays. It differs from a buy to let mortgage that expects rentals to be more long-term.
This difference affects the way a lender calculates the affordability of a holiday let mortgage. With the holiday let mortgage the lender will take into account that the property isn’t always let out year-round and that rental income will fall and rise depending on whether it’s high or low season.
This means that a client who needs a mortgage for a holiday home is more likely to meet the lending criteria for a holiday let mortgage compared to a buy to let mortgage that assumes the property is rented out for six to 12 months at a time.

We can lend up to 60% LTV on both our two year and five-year fixed rate mortgages with loans from £50,000 to £1.5 million.
The actual amount we lend is determined by your client’s ability to afford the loan based on their expected holiday let rental income.
Your client will need to show that the property can yield a minimum rental income of 145% of interest payments at 5.5%. We take an average of 30 weeks rental income using an average of the weekly high season, medium season and low season rental income figures they provide on the application form.

Yes, as long as the whole property is rented out and it meets all our eligibility requirements.

Yes, they can have up to four individual holiday let mortgages. We can also provide a single holiday let mortgage for up to four properties under one title.

Yes, your client can occupy the property for up to 90 days in any one year for personal use.

Yes, the loan can be repaid at any time, but an early repayment charge will apply. We waive this charge if the property is being sold.

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