Landbay reduces rates on small HMO and MUFB products


Rob Stanton, business development director, Landbay

Buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced it has reduced rates across its standard five-year fixed range for houses in multiple occupation (HMO) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFBs).

Rates on small HMO and MUFBs of up to six bedrooms/units have been reduced by as much as 0.25%, with the range now starting at 4.89%.

This also includes supporting products for trading companies, as well as for first-time landlords.

To enable brokers to support their clients in meeting affordability requirements, the updated range is available with Landbay’s variable fee structure.

With fees ranging from 3% to 6%, borrowers can secure a lower rate and enhanced affordability by opting for a higher fee.

The updated range follows the recent arrival of new five-year fixed rate products that boast no product fees.

The first is a standard five-year fixed rate product at 5.69%, which is available at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) and with maximum loan size of £1.5 million.

The second joins Landbay’s AVM product range, which is also available at 5.69% with 70% LTV and a maximum property value of £750,000.

Landbay’s full product range is available for intermediaries to view and compare using the lender’s buy-to-let affordability calculator.

Product highlights include:

  • Small HMO/MUFB 5-year fixed @4.89% up to 65% LTV with 6% fee (was 5.14%)
  • Small HMO/MUFB 5-year fixed @4.99% up to 75% LTV with 6% fee (was 5.24%)
  • Small HMO/MUFB 5-year fixed @5.79% up to 75% LTV with 3% fee (was 6.04%)
  • First-Time Landlord small HMO/MUFB 5-year fixed @5.39% up to 75% LTV with 5% fee (was 5.64%)
  • Trading Co Small HMO/MUFB 5-year fixed @5.39% up to 75% LTV with 5% fee (was 5.64%)

Rob Stanton, sales and distribution director at Landbay, said: 

“It’s no secret that we take every opportunity to make our product range as accessible as possible for brokers and their landlord clients.

Our enhanced HMO/MUFB range supports landlords in an important and ever-growing part of the market, especially with a rising student population and the clear challenges facing residential buyers.

With support for those operating in trading companies or for first-time landlords looking to purchase an HMO or MUFB, we are really pleased to be able to cover all bases with our reduced rates.

As we continue further into the year, we’ll continue to ensure our range remains competitive and provides valuable opportunities for both our broker partners and their landlord clients across the country.”