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Need professional advice for your consent to let with Cumberland Building Society? There are various implications when it comes to letting out your property with an existing residential mortgage - you should seek professional assistance.

Common questions relating to Cumberland Building Society consent to lease

  • We just received consent to let from Cumberland Building Society. After some effort, Cumberland Building Society have issued me with ‘consent to let’ confirmation . There is reference to an assured shorthold tenancy. What is that?

  • I have my ground floor flat in Islington on the market but despite a couple of viewings there is a lack of interest so far. As a backup option I am considering letting out the property if it doesn't sell. I dont think I will have a problem getting consent to let from the freeholder. My IFA has told me that in such circumstances I may need to switch to a B2L mortgage yet I probably don't have enough equity needed. What's the worst that could happen if I was to retain the existing Cumberland Building Society home loan and let the property out without telling them I was told that they can put a marker on you for mortgage fraud once find out. Is that right?
  • I would like to rent out my existing residence and want to purchase a bigger house for the family. I have a two year fixed mortgage with Cumberland Building Society. Provided I get the consent to let as I understand lenders are more than likely to push me towards getting BTL mortgage when the fixed term comes to an end. Could I refinance after two years with another lender? What connotations does that have apart from the higher rates - will I need a greater equity portion in the property too ie lower ltv?
  • I am planning to lease out my flat for 12 months from 5th July next year. Is there a standard format for a letter I can use to send to Cumberland Building Society to seek consent to let.
  • My mortgage company wont grant consent to let until I have a move in date confirmed with a tenant. How can I confirm this in the absence of consent to let? I am not certain but I think my friend had a similar issue with Cumberland Building Society.
  • My GF is in the process of placing an offer on a new property in Tower Hamlets and is on to a good deal as it needs some work done. We want to rent our current property for 2 years and come back to live. Will I be given consent to let by Cumberland Building Society?
  • Is it the case that a previous extension to a mortgage term with Cumberland Building Society be held against us once we sought consent to let from Cumberland Building Society.
  • Is there a time limit on a consent to let from Cumberland Building Society? and do you need to get a new mortgage first or a general residential mortgage can just be changed to a consent to let after application?