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Commercial mortgages are used to buy business premises or to buy an existing business in its entirety.
Lenders generally require a deposit of around 25%-40% of the total value and mortgage terms can run for one year, up to 40 years.
Obtaining a commercial mortgage is based on the ability of your business to make the repayments. You will also find that lenders will assess your business before quoting you an interest rate.
They generally look at past performance, the current position and long term future plans of the business. The interest rate you will be quoted may be based on these factors and may be higher if the underwriter identifies higher risk in the proposal. You may need to provide a detailed business plan which demonstrates that you can make repayments, and a professional valuation will usually be required.
Our commercial mortgage best buys show a selection of the most competitive lenders operating in different lending sectors. It is usually the case that these lenders also consider other types of property (a lender which lends on garage showrooms may also lend on office buildings for instance), although you should note that the deposit you are required to provide may differ between lending sectors, so it’s always best to check the deposit you’d need for the type of business premises you have, or are considering.