WHAT IS A LOAN AGAINST PROPERTY?
Loan Against Property is a type of loan that uses your commercial or residential property as collateral. Loans Against Property are customarily used as a quick means of financing by an SME to expand its business.
● The loan amount is derived as a percentage of the market value of the property being offered as collateral. For loan against property in India, this percentage ranges from 50%-60%, depending on the bank and the nature and condition of the collateral. For example, if your property is worth Rs. 10 lakh in the market, then a bank may issue a loan against commercial property at an amount between Rs. 5 and 7 lakh depending on factors associated with repayment ability.
● Loan against Property is often taken in the form of a term loan (repaid through EMIs) or through an overdraft line of credit.
● A loan against property generally has the potential to be of a larger ticket size relative to other SME loans. Up to Rs. 25 crore can be disbursed for a loan against property, depending on the bank, location and value of the property being mortgaged.
● Under RBI regulation, banks are required to dedicate a percentage of all business funding to the priority sector, which is mainly composed of rural businesses involved in agriculture. For SMEs that are categorized under the priority sector, loans against property can be taken as loans against agricultural land.
● Lower interest rates compared to personal loans
● Longer tenor of loan, making the repayment process easier for businesses
● Easy documentation
● Quick approval and processing
LOAN AGAINST PROPERTY INTEREST RATES AND TENOR
● The interest rates for loan against property commonly range from 12%-15%.
● A loan against property usually has a maximum tenor of 15 years.
To be eligible for applicants must be ,
● Indian Residents
● Salaried, Self-Employed or Government Employed individuals
● At least 25 years of age but not more than 65 years
● Earning at least Rs. 3,00,000 – 5,00,000 of net income The type of property accepted as collateral in a loan against property varies from one bank to another. Banks accept at least one of the following:
● Self-occupied commercial property
● Rented commercial property
● Vacant commercial property
● Self-occupied residential property
● Rented residential property
● Vacant residential property