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Renting out your home

Apply for a Consent to Let for short-term use

I want to rent out my home

If you have a residential HSBC mortgage and need to temporarily rent out your property - you can apply for a Consent to Let. This is a temporary agreement obtained from us to provide you with permission to rent your property out. It is a condition of your mortgage that you obtain HSBC’s consent prior to renting your property out.

This is usually over a 12 month period and is used for short term/temporary changes in your circumstances without being required to transfer to a Buy to Let mortgage.

If you wish to rent your property out on a permanent basis you'll need to apply for a Buy to Let mortgage.

HSBC won't consider an application for consent to rent out your property until at least 6 months after drawdown of the mortgage except in exceptional circumstances, such as for armed forces personnel.

How to apply

  • Log onto online banking, and send us a request to rent out your property by sending us a secure e-message. All requests need to include the reason for and time period of the request. Requests cannot be made for a future date, and need to be made no more than 2 weeks before the desired start date. If HSBC agrees to you renting out your property, a letter consenting to the arrangement will be sent by post
  • Alternatively, call us to speak to one of our Mortgage Advisors 0800 169 6333 Textphone 1800 10800 028 1236
  • If you wish to make your request in writing, please send your letter to: Mortgage Service Centre, HSBC UK Bank PLC, PO Box 6308, Coventry, CV3 9LB.

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