£2M-plus bridge to buy new home plus rental property while awaiting sale of Sussex country house

Area
East Sussex
Capital Raised
£2.35M

A multi-million-pound rural property often takes a while to find the right buyer. Sellers who don’t want a long period of uncertainty, followed by a rushed move into a rental property, often consider bridge finance a very worthwhile investment.

The Scenario

Our client is an actor / producer who owned a showcase six-bedroom country property with sweeping views over the South Downs, which she had substantially remodelled over the 10 years she’d owned it.

Now she and her partner had found the home that would tempt them to move: a Grade II-listed timber-framed and thatched roof house in West Sussex that would be their next project. There was scope for renovations, and conversion of an outbuilding

How to fund the purchase and building works, and where would they live in the meantime?

Moving out of such a sizeable property was never going to be an easy downsize, and they didn’t want to consider renting. Another property in the same village where they hoped to purchase was on the market, which would be their perfect stepping-stone: close by to supervise building works, and it would be a good rental property after they moved out.

The Solution

Our client was very willing to consider bridge finance as the means of holding three properties at one time. The seller of the historic house she was buying had been willing to give a discount to “the right buyer”.

£2.05M of her projected borrowing would cover the purchase of both the houses they wanted, with another £300K to pay for building works.

We secured the borrowing over all three properties, to reduce the overall LTV and interest rate, and secured the loan at a competitive rate of 0.55%, with no ERC after the first month. The total lending would be repaid by the sale of their original home, leaving no charges remaining on the two properties retained.

The property to be sold was already being soft-marketed by an agent, and almost as soon as the bridge finance was in place a sale was agreed, meaning our client will probably only need to make use of the bridging loan facility for a couple of months.  

Jack Spillane

Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 959 5094

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Mathew Phillips

Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 959 5094

Are you in a similar situation? I specialise in bridging finance at Clifton Private Finance - I will find you the best funding solution for your property transaction.

Alex Chambers

Senior Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 403 4324

Are you in a similar situation? I am a specialist in residential and investment property finance for UK and international clients at Clifton Private Finance. Please don't hesitate to get in touch for a no-cost discussion of the finance you need.

Luther Yeates

Senior Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 244 5561

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Sam ONeill

Senior Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 959 5094

Is your situation similar? I am a bridging finance specialist at Clifton. I can find a quick, cost-effective solution for the funding you're looking for.

Robert Gibb

Senior Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 959 5094

Are you looking for mortgage or short-term finance for residential or buy-to-let property (including HMOs)? I have extensive experience in finding property finance solutions for UK and international clients, both as individuals and limited companies. Please give me a call and let me see what I can do for you.

Adam Arnott

Associate Director

Bristol

0117 205 0214

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