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  • Kotak Mahindra Home Improvement Loan

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  • The Kotak Mahindra Home Improvement Loan is designed to help you renovate, paint or furnish your home to realize your dream of a perfect home.

    Where can I use the loan amount?

    This easy loan will fund you for all home improvement needs including:

    • Decoration
    • Renovation
    • Painting
    • Flooring
    • Plumbing
    • Furnishing
    • Electric work
    • Waterproofing
    • Roofing
    • Grills and aluminium windows
    • Tiling
    • Construction of overhead or underground tank
    • Compound wall paving
    • Bore well

    Who can avail this loan?

    Individuals, both singly or jointly can apply for home improvement loan from Kotak Mahindra Bank. The eligibility of an applicant depends on the following factors:

    • Monthly or annual income
    • Work experience
    • Income source
    • Credit and savings history
    • Age
    • Professional qualifications
    • Number of dependents
    • Perceived stability in future for current occupation

    The owner of the property in question has to be one of the co-applicants for the loan. However, other co-applicants need not be co-owners of the property.

    What is the maximum amount of loan I can avail?

    The maximum limits on the loan are as follows:

    Overall cost of home improvement Amount of loan sanctioned
    Less than Rs.20 lakhs 90% of expenses
    Rs.20 lakhs to Rs.75 lakhs 80% of expenses
    Above Rs.75 lakhs 75% of expenses

    What is the rate of interest on Kotak Mahindra Home Improvement Loan?

    Both fixed interest and floating rate schemes are available. The interest rate will be decided by the bank as per the terms. In general, Kotak Mahindra Bank offers loans at up to 14% p.a.

    What are the documents required for this loan?

    In addition to the filled in application form, you need to submit the following for applying to this loan:

    • Banking details and income proof
    • Age and address proof
    • Identity and signature proof
    • Educational qualification proof

    What are the terms for Kotak Mahindra Home Improvement Loan?

    • Repayment tenure available up to 15 years on a case-to-case basis.
    • Loan amount will be disbursed in instalments or in full subject to fund requirement and progress of home improvement work
    • The agreement for sale of the property should be registered.
    • The property in question is taken as security against the loan amount. In some cases, life insurance policies or term deposit receipts from this bank may also be required as security.
    • As per the order of the Reserve Bank of India, no prepayment charges are to be applied on the loan amount when prepaying the borrowed amount.
    • Processing fee is charged at up to 1.25% of the loan amount.

    How do I apply for this loan?

    You can apply for this loan by submitting the application form along with the relevant documents to a branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

    Can I apply for Kotak Mahindra Home Improvement Loan online?

    Yes, online application facility is available from the bank. You need to log in to the bank’s website and select the service you want to avail from the bank. You can follow the steps outlined in the website to make your online application. Alternatively, you can use BankBazaar’s online application portal to apply for this loan online.

    What are the tax benefits on this loan?

    Home improvement loans offer tax deductions of up to Rs.30,000 p.a. on repayment amount. The tax deductions are available under Section 24(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


    For overall home improvement expenses of Rs.11 lakhs, you can get up to Rs.10 lakhs (approx) in loan. Let’s assume the interest rate is 14% p.a.

    • Amount: Rs.10 lakhs
    • Repayment tenure: 15 years (180 months)
    • Interest: 14.00%
    • Processing charges: 1.25%

    Your monthly repayment amount will be:

    EMI: Rs.13,317

    • Total principal due: Rs.10 lakhs
    • Total interests due: Rs.13.972 lakhs
    • Processing fee: Rs.12,500
    • Total amount payable: Rs.24.10 lakhs

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