Struggling to raise finance by conventional means, Holme Finance Bridging Solutions (HFBS) were approached to assist in helping a property developer complete a programme of renovations on an unconventional property build before letting the property out.
Not being of traditional brick and tile construction meant the developer was limited to the amount of standard lenders willing to take on the case. Adding to complications, it had been vacant for a number of years and required considerable renovation works to make it habitable from its semi-derelict state.
Dan Yendall-Collings, senior underwriter at HFBS says:
“Conventional lenders wouldn’t look at this short term deal but we were willing to take a closer look. Purchased for £95,000 cash, £50,000 was required to get the property ready for a tenant. After meeting with the client and viewing the property, we were confident that the developer’s fully costed schedule of works were realistic and achievable and happy to lend to get the project complete and viable for a longer term refinancing option.”
HFBS required a valuation in this instance but once complete and satisfied with the feasibility of the works proposed a two-stage drawdown plan was agreed. Starting with an initial net advance of £25,000, the second account would be provided once stipulated works carried out are completed subject to HFBS inspection. The loan agreed is over a 12 month term at a rate of 1.35% per month to be paid once the property is successfully re-financed.