Commercial mortgages


We provide established businesses* mortgages for the purpose of purchasing, remortgaging or capital-raising against commercial and semi-commercial trading premises for owner-occupation.

*Established businesses are recognised as business that have a proven profitable track record over a period of three or more years. Full audited or certified accounts for the business are required for the three year period. Where only two years full accounts are available, we may still decide to lend but subject to a higher rate of interest.

Both direct business owner occupier mortgages and leaseback arrangements (with the same ultimate beneficial ownership) can be considered.

YBS Commercial Mortgages lends against the lower of purchase price and the open market vacant possession valuation.

We are able to lend to the following Borrower types:

  • Individuals / Partnerships
  • UK Limited Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

We consider the following properties suitable for investment purposes:

  • Industrial units, factories and warehouses
  • Offices
  • Retail units
  • Professional Practices
  • Sub-Post Offices, Public Houses, Guest Houses, Hotels, Children's Day-Nurseries

We provide:

  • Loan terms from 5 to 25 years
  • Loans from £100,000 up to £10,000,000 maximum per portfolio
  • Up to 75% LTV
  • Repayment and part & part payment options available
  • No compulsory insurance arrangements (conditions apply)
  • No requirement to transfer your business bank account

For more information you can call us on 0333 414 1171.

Our charges

Early repayment charges

You can pay off your mortgage early whenever you want, but you will have to pay an early repayment charge if you repay all or part of your mortgage within a specified period. Additional interest will be payable in the event of early redemption of the mortgage. Please contact Commercial Lending on 01733 372 425 to discuss what Early Repayment Charges are applicable to our products.

Fees and charges

For a full list of our mortgage charges and a description of when these may apply, you can download our guide to fees and charges here (76 KB) .


I am buying a commercial property for my business that has a flat above it. Can I take out a commercial mortgage, even though some of the property is residential?

It all depends on what your plans are for the flat.

If the residential part is less than 40% of the whole property, then you can take out a commercial mortgage, regardless of what you intend to do with the flat.

If the flat is more than 40% of the total area and you are intending to let the flat out on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, you can still have a commercial mortgage.

On the other hand, if the flat is more than 40% of the total area and you or your immediate family plan to live in the flat, you may need to consider a residential mortgage which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In which case, unfortunately, we would be unable to help you.

How to apply

Download application form

By phone

Call our dedicated commercial mortgages team on 0333 414 1171.

By post

YBS Commercial Mortgages
YBS Group
Peterborough Business Park
Lynch Wood

Paperwork we'll need to see

  • Fully completed application form.
  • The last three years' audited or certified accounts of the subject business and any other business that you run. (If only two years' accounts are available we will consider your application but you may have to pay a higher rate).
  • Your last six months' business and personal bank statements.
  • Details of your background and experience.
  • Certified copy of ID (valid driving licence and/or passport).

This is not a comprehensive list of requirements and as such depending on the type of business borrowing you may be exempt from certain requests or be required to provide additional information.


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Commercial mortgages offered by YBS Commercial Mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

YBS Commercial Mortgages is a trading name of Yorkshire Building Society. Yorkshire Building Society is a member of the Building Societies Association and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Yorkshire Building Society is entered in the Financial Services Register and its registration number is 106085. Head Office: Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford BD5 8LJ.

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