100% build costs for new build detached house
The client: A married couple operating via a newly formed limited company. The couple had reasonable development experience from similar projects.
The property: The clients wished to purchase a plot of land in the Croydon area with the intention of building a 1700 sq ft property upon it. The proposed development is a 4-bed detached house on two storeys.
The finance: At the time of contacting us, the clients had already secured finance via another broker and wished to know if the proposed funding was appropriate. Knowing that the clients’ experience and substantial contribution towards purchase costs would be attractive to lenders, we set about negotiating another deal.
The clients were keen to proceed quickly, which can be difficult when dealing in development finance with timescales sometimes stretching out to six months. With this in mind we approached a high street bank that we know from experience can work quickly and efficiently. We were able to substantially improve upon the original finance terms, securing both lower fees and a lower interest rate.
Additionally, the original finance terms called for an independent monitoring surveyor. This can be costly, with fees of £1,500 for an initial report and a further £500 each time the surveyor visits the site. This was not a requirement of the new deal we secured for the clients, with works instead to be monitored with site visits by a bank relationship manager and certified by the clients’ own architects.
In line with the clients’ wishes, the application proceeded swiftly, progressing from application to drawdown in less than three months.