Renting my house

Discussion in 'Tracker mortgages - other than redress issues' started by RowanTree, 24 Nov 2018.

  1. RowanTree

    RowanTree Frequent Poster

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    Hi,
    I asked my mortgage lender lately if i rent my home would I need to declare that to them to which they told me I would have to get permission from them first and get the contract changed.
    I am on a tracker mortgage and I'm a bit concerned this could be taken off me to which they said it wouldn't and would put that on paper.
    Is this the norm where by the lender is required to know and give permission if you rent out your home? I genuinely thought it was only Revenue who were informed due to rental income.
    Is there a tax incentive for people to rent homes? I think I read something about this.

    Thanks very much
     
  2. WizardDr

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    This sounds like Ulster Bank.

    What Bank is it and what exactly are they saying?
     
  3. cremeegg

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    There is no legal requirement to inform your bank.

    However it is usually a condition of your mortgage.

    Not even for Christmas
     
  4. RowanTree

    RowanTree Frequent Poster

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    I was with Bank of Scotland which has now moved over to Pepper Management based in Munster. It is a requirement as per my mortgage he was telling me over the phone. I'm afraid if I didn't tell them they would take my tracker of me for good.
     
  5. Ndiddy

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    I think you to say as Buy to Let rates are usually higher than owner occupiers, the idea being that owners occupiers would have more to lose with there primary residence.
     
  6. cremeegg

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    Over the phone is meaningless. They can and do tell you any old nonsense over the phone.

    Read your mortgage documentation, or if necessary get a solicitor to read it.

    If it is not a condition of your mortgage end of problem.

    If it is a condition of your mortgage, and you breach that condition, they may never become aware, they may become aware but do nothing (that is very common), they may try to increase your rate or put you on an SVR.

    It is not certain that they can do that even if you do breach a condition in your mortgage. Look at the tracker situation, they banks thought they could take people off trackers, but now find that they cannot.
     
  7. Bronte

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    How would the bank ever know the property was rented. If you want proper advice about renting you need to give us the financial details and your reasoning for renting.
     
  8. elcato

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    Do not tell them. If they phone tell them to write. Only deal with them by written correspondence. Do not sign any form.
     
  9. WizardDr

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    My understanding is that both BoI and AIB are not too concerned whether you rent or occupy - they will not take your tracker.

    Others - particularly Ulster Bank - have a clause that says you must inform them - whether the permission could be refused is an interesting question. As for Tracker Removal - it is being used by some and needs to be challenged.
     
  10. aristotle

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    Assuming the tenancy is registered with the RTB you can search their listings and see properties/addresses that are rented. It’s freely available on their site.