If you are seeking to finance the purchase of land and/or buildings for your business, a commercial mortgage will probably provide the most flexible and affordable financing solution. A commercial mortgage is a specialised commercial loan, and as such, the lender has a legal claim over the property until the loan has been fully repaid.
As with a residential mortgage, the commercial lender can hold the title deeds to the property as security. In the event of arrears the mortgage lender can repossess the commercial property.
A business owner who wants to fund his/her premises may use an 'owner occupied' Commercial Mortgage.
A Landlord can 'buy to let commercial' that is to say the landlord can purchase a commercial property solely for investment purposes and rely on the rental income to cover the mortgage and provide a profit.
Buying commercial premises can be a good investment but before you commit, it is important to consider carefully the pros and cons. The acquisition of a property adds stability to your business and the property itself can become a significant asset, so let's look at the upsides and the downsides to buying: