Improving serviceability limit - Commercial?

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  1. 2020 Property Investor

    2020 Property Investor Active Member

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    Hi There,

    I am about to start my investment journey.
    The strategy will be to purchase high CG resi properties in blue-chip suburbs.
    Overtime the assumption is that my equity will increase organically and through renos / developments.

    Along the journey, there will come a point where serviceability becomes an issue and the banks will limit financing.

    Question - Does commercial property (assuming higher yields) improve serviceability when getting close to the limits?
     
  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Member

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  3. Beano

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    In my commercial investment journey so far the limiting factors have been
    1:finding suitable property (suitable for my plan)
    2:LVR (generally maxed out at 70%)
    3: debt reduction (principal reduction to bring debt to 40% at lease expiry . As it needs to be funded from tax paid income)
    4: interest cover (generally twice net rent to interest.)
    5:WALT (weighted average lease term.if too short the banks will not lend)
    6: Valuations not supporting the purchase price
    7: overload of tenant and property management from too many tenant and property issues
     
  4. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Chicken and egg - because by time you get close to the limits, you already need to have the comm prop.
    But to get the comm prop might drive you close to (or over) your borrowing limit anyway (due to lower LVR, debt reduction etc as outlined by @Beano)

    Then the income from your comm props may be discounted by banks in assessing your serviceability...

    The Y-man
     
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  5. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Lease doc is a common, but more expensive rate strategy, which relies solely on the income from the lease

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  6. Omnidragon

    Omnidragon Well-Known Member

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    Have you found banks are lending at 50-60% LVR, on ICR it 1.3+ without any personal guarantee, for term of WALE at sub 4%?
     
  7. Beano

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    To have no personal guarantees the LVR needs to below 40-45%
    The WALT requirements depends on
    1: likelihood of tenant renewing (eg how much the tenant has invested in the improvements to the site.
    2: the number of tenants and their weighting. eg say 100 tenants highest % of portfolio from one tenant say 5%
    3: history of tenants renewing
     
  8. 2020 Property Investor

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    Thanks for the replies