Switch part of your mortgage to Repayment
If a full switch to a Repayment mortgage costs too much, then you may consider changing just part of your mortgage to Repayment, whilst keeping the remainder as interest only. This is called a Part and Part mortgage.
The increase in your monthly payments will be less than with a full switch to repayment, so this option could be more affordable. If your rental income allows, you can also increase the portion of your mortgage on repayment in the future and 'step up' your monthly payments to increase the amount of your loan that you will gradually be paying off.
With a Part and Part mortgage, whilst you will not pay off your entire loan over the term of your mortgage, you will reduce the balance you owe. This could help if you are facing a shortfall from an investment plan, or if you eventually sell your property in the future for less than you expect. Alternatively, if you are thinking of remortgaging to another lender, reducing your balance could be beneficial as this might help you increase the equity in your property and potentially give you more remortgage options.
Please contact us to discuss how Part and Part may work for you. We can then provide you with details of how much extra you would have to pay each month.