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Buy to Let packaging guide

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To help us process your case as quickly as possible, please ensure all correctly certified documents are submitted at the beginning of the process. Without these documents, we won’t be able to process your case. In some situations the underwriters may ask for additional information, this will be detailed on our Mortgage Portal - please check this for updates on your cases.

Please note, proof of ID (if required) and proof of income will be requested at Pre-Submission stage, these need to be uploaded before the application is classed as fully submitted and we progress the application to acknowledgment. If these are not uploaded within 30 days the case will automatically expire.

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ID and Proof of Address

ID and Proof of Address requirements can be found in the ID requirements guide.

Bank statements

For PBTL applications, all customers to provide latest bank statements that evidence a income receipt (where applicable) in the last 30 days, payments to all secured and unsecured Lending agreements. Additionally, the last 3 months bank statements, evidencing rental receipts and BTL mortgage payments within the portfolio are required.

Proof of income - BTL

No income proof required for non-portfolio self-funding BTL’s however must have an acceptable source of income other than rental.

Proof of income (Top Slicing only) – employed

Latest 3 months payslips and P60.

Proof of income (Top Slicing only) – self-employed

We require 3 months business bank statements to confirm the trading levels of the business;


A copy of the submitted SA100 (tax returns) with Inland Revenue mark or tax calculations and overviews printed on accountant headed paper for the last 3 years;


For limited company directors who own more than 25% of the business, we will also require 2 years' worth of full, submitted, signed company accounts that shows 3 years figures.

For partnerships we require 2 years full partnerships accounts (showing 3 years figures) or 3 years partnership tax returns with Inland Revenue mark.

Proof of income (Top Slicing only) – contractors

We require evidence of current contract, 12 months contract history and 3 months business bank statements showing receipt of contract income at level keyed. Where customer does not have a 12 month contract history please provide last 2 P60s showing 24 months continuous employment in the same industry.

Proof of income (Top Slicing only) – pension income

We will require the latest annual pension letter/statement or DWP award letter. Company scheme or final salary defined benefits scheme can be used if the customer is currently drawing from the scheme. If they are using SIPP income and are not drawing yet but are 55 years or over and able to draw, or are using investments as income, we will require both proof of current value and breakdown of investments.

Proof of income (Top Slicing only) – parental leave

The last payslip received prior to leave, a P60 and a letter from the employer confirming the return to work date, salary and the terms of employment. If return to work date is over 3 months, proof of savings to cover household expenditure required.

Top Slicing

Please refer to the ‘Employment and income details' section of our Mortgage Lending Criteria for acceptable incomes.

Proof of Deposit

For all purchases. If this is purchase of a property owned, a memorandum of sale will be required. If this is being raised by other secured lending, please provide Mortgage Illustration/Offer. If from savings, 3 months bank statements showing transactions required. If transfers from another account, 3 months bank statements from that account also required to trace the source of money. If more than one account, please upload all statements at the same time and ensure the latest statement is dated in the last 30 days with a breakdown of what funds are held in which account.

Gifted Deposit

In addition to the above, the Gifted Mortgage Deposit Form must be filled out to confirm a sum of money is being gifted towards a deposit on a property.

Debt consolidation

Details to be entered as part of the mortgage application. If other debts to be consolidated (e.g. repaying family members/shared ownership) then further details to be provided using the ‘send a message’ function on the intermediary portal. The last six months credit card statements or a redemption figure may be requested.

BTLs in background

A bank statement dated in the last 30 days evidencing mortgage payments and rent received along with a completed BTL portfolio form. Please note this is still a requirement on self-funding BTL applications.

Let to Buy

The onward mortgage illustration/offer is required.

Joint Borrower, Sole Proprietor

If Top-Slicing a completed Mortgage Budget Planner for the second household.

Hints and tips

Documents uploaded to the Portal should be uploaded against the appropriate checklist item and labelled correctly i.e. Proof of income, statements etc. This will ensure that our initial checks can easily identify the minimum required documents for underwriting.

If you wish to provide further information to support your application, then please use the “Add a Note” function on the Portal - for underwriter review e.g. a list of debts to be repaid with balances and account numbers for debt consolidation cases.

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For further questions please do not hesitate to contact your local BDM or the Broker Help Desk on 020 3427 1019 or visit