Buy To Let Criteria 

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Number of Applicants

Four. For Limited Company application details of up to four directors or shareholders as applicants will be captured. The applicants must cover a minimum of 75% of total shareholding.

Minimum age

21 years at application.

Maximum age

80 years at application, 95 years at end of term.

Applicants (including any Directors) older than 80 years at the end of the mortgage term should have a clear succession plan in place. Please provide confirmation of this.


Applications from UK nationals and EEA member states must be traceable at a UK address. We will not lend to applicants who are not UK nationals and do not reside in the UK.

Non-EEA nationals can be considered on a case by case basis if they have a permanent right to reside in the UK.

Diplomatic immunity is not allowed.

Acceptable proof of ID and address

If we are unable to verify all applicants using Electronic ID, proof of ID and residency will be required for each applicant. For all non-UK nationals, a certified copy of a passport is required.

Impaired credit

Please refer to the product guide for product credit profile criteria. Credit profile refers to the individual personal applicants.

Consumer buy-to-let

We cannot accept applications for consumer buy-to-let. A consumer buy-to-let is defined as an applicant with no other buy-to-let properties wishing to obtain a mortgage on a property that has either been inherited or has previously been occupied by the applicant or a related person at any time. Prior to submitting an application, the Intermediary is required to establish and confirm that the application is not a consumer buy-to-let.

First-time landlord

At least one applicant or Director must have owned and still own one or more property (residential or Buy to Let) for a minimum of 12 months. Maximum loan amount for First Time Landlords £350,000.

Additional Support Requirements

The Additional Support Requirements form should only be submitted where applicable to ensure TML can provide any support required to applicants. It will not impact the outcome of an application.