Bridging loan to buy and develop 4-bed house

Bridging loan to buy and develop 4-bed house

11.09.17 | Written by: Jeni Browne

We were approached by a married couple who needed finance to help buy a dilapidated 4-bed house which they wanted to develop.

The couple are full-time property developers and when talking through their requirements, it became clear that they had a Plan A and a Plan B for the property:

  • Plan A: Subject to planning permission, convert the property into flats, retain the freehold of the building and sell the flats on long leases.
  • Plan B: Renovate the house to a high standard and sell on.

Looking at their business plan, it was clear that Plan A would make our clients more money but the figures for Plan B also stacked up which meant that finding a lender would be fairly straightforward.

We contacted a specialist bank, which not only has a slick application process but it also has some extremely competitive bridging rates for these types of deals.

Within a day, we had obtained an agreement in principle, so we submitted a full application on our clients’ behalf.

The following terms were promptly agreed allowing our clients to successfully complete the purchase:

Property value: £670,000

Loan amount: £502,500

LTV: 75%

Rate: LIBOR (minimum 0.75%, variable) + 8.25%, for an effective rate of 0.75% pcm

Term: 12 months

Borrower: Trading Ltd company

Monthly payment: NIL – £43,828 deducted from the loan advance to cover interest

Lender facility fee: 1.7% (£8,543) added to the loan

Lender exit fee: NIL

Consultant: Jeni Browne, 01732 471647

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