Commercial Mortgage Fees and Costs

* Introduction
* Overview
* What We Need to Know
* Pros and Cons
* Repayments
* Types of Lender
* Getting a Quote
Interest rates vary according to the lender and the repayment options you choose - see the page in this guide on how the money gets paid back.

Other fees and costs include:

  • Arrangement or processing fees - these are fees which your lender charges for arranging your mortgage. A typical fee might be in the region of 0.5-1.5 per cent of the loan and is usually negotiable.
  • Valuation fee - this is the fee charged by the lender for carrying out the valuation of the property, and can vary according to the lender. Further costs are incurred if the lender insists upon a full structural survey to establish the valuation.
  • Redemption penalty - if you pay off your mortgage early, you may have to pay an additional amount, which is also known as an early repayment penalty. This is usual in the first three to five years of the mortgage, and flexible after that period.
  • Legal and professional fees - these inevitable expenses include insurance, site survey and preparation of legal documents.

There are certain other factors of which you should be aware:

  • minimum level for the loan - commercial mortgages are usually only given for substantial amounts, ranging from 15,000 to 500,000, with higher sums in exceptional circumstances
  • period of grace - some lenders are flexible about late payments, underpayments or payment holidays - but you may incur increased interest charges



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The overall cost for comparison is 10.53% APR. The actual rate available will depend upon your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration. Early repayment charges apply. A broker fee of 1% may apply.  Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.Our Financial Resources directory is available here