Because of the economic difficulties that currently trouble the UK, lenders have been somewhat less willing to grant commercial mortgages to borrowers than they used to be three of four years ago. Nevertheless, such mortgages can still be obtained, provided that the company requesting them has reasonable demands and provides enough proof that is capable of repaying the debt to dispel the lender's fears.
At the moment, commercial mortgages still remain the best solution for a company, whatever its size, to finance the acquisition of properties for business purposes. This is because such mortgages are more flexible compared with other types of loans, as well as more affordable in the long run. The downside is that currently it may be hard to obtain advantageous terms if your company's finances are not in order. Moreover, the rather high interest rates now offered can be discouraging.
This sort of mortgages entails a great responsibility on the part of the borrower because the lender has a legal claim over the property until the debt has been fully paid. A business seeking such loans must know exactly where it stands, and where it will stand in the years until the end of the mortgage term. Such predictions are difficult to make, but they must be made nevertheless.
Commercial mortgages can be used for a whole range of purchases, meaning that they can be extremely important for a business that wants to expand. Such mortgages can be used to buy factories, warehouses, shops, lands, new buildings, or even smaller existing companies.