The client, a full time landlord and property developer, wanted to purchase a flat in London which was in need of refurbishment.
It was not lettable in its existing condition and the client was unsure whether she would retain the property and let it out, or sell it on, so a light refurbishment mortgage was not appropriate.
The client had looked into bridging loans but the high rates she was offered - at around 1.3% - would take too much off her bottom line.
We were able to secure funding at 0.69% pcm to 70% LTV with a 2% arrangement fee and crucially, no exit fee. The funding was offered for 12 month term but the client was able to sell the property after just seven months.
Here are the details of the deal:
Property purchase price: £375,000
Refurbishment costs: £42,000
Property sale price: £468,000
Loan amount: £262,500
Rate: 0.69% pm (12.1% APR)
Term: 12 months
Lender arrangement fee: 2%
Exit fee: Nil
Completion date: Spring 2014
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