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 businesses ability to make the repayments. You will also find that lenders will assess your business before quoting you an interest rate.
Looking 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.
Typical examples of when a Commercial investment loan would apply would be shopping centres, Industrial Estates, Agricultural Land, Office Buildings and mixed use properties.