Bridging finance to get a coastal property chain moving in Eastbourne

Capital Raised

It’s pretty simple: if you’re buying in a coastal town, a sea view is near the top of your priority list. These buyers just needed to get finance in place to rescue a property purchase they were in danger of losing.

The Scenario

Our clients were a teacher and an ex mortgage broker. (It’s always satisfying to produce a deal that impresses someone who used to be in the business.)

They were downsizing from their seafront apartment in Hove and moving along the coast to a flat in Eastbourne - in a premium position with similarly unbeatable views.

They already had a mortgage lined up for the property they were buying (as you’d expect!). But their own apartment just wasn’t selling. Their vendor had lost patience and put the flat they wanted back on the market.

The Solution

Knowing this stretch of the coast well, and with the market slowing pre-Christmas, our clients knew that they didn’t want to lose this property.

With bridging finance rates still hovering around an all-time low they were happy to consider using perhaps £20K of the equity they’d built up in a home they’d owned for nine years, which was now valued at £900K.

They still had a £300K mortgage outstanding, so to avoid the more expensive rates of a second charge against the apartment they were selling, we secured their bridge against the value of the property they were buying. 

The process involved us liaising closely with the vendor’s agents to re-establish confidence that the sale would be completed.

Our clients got the home they’ve set their hearts on, and a breathing space to sell their apartment in a couple of months when the market picks up.


Mathew Phillips

Finance Broker


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


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

Finance Broker


0117 244 5561

Are you looking for a similar type of property finance? I have extensive experience finding residential and investment property finance for UK and international clients. Please get in touch and we can arrange to discuss your situation at any time that's convenient for you.

James Palmer

Senior Associate


0203 900 4322

Are you looking for similar property finance? I specialise in development and commercial finance for Clifton - I can find creative and commercially effective solutions for your project.

Sam ONeill

Senior Finance Broker


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


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


0117 205 0214

Is your situation similar to this? I have extensive experience of advising clients who need creative property finance solutions. Please get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you for a detailed discussion of your requirements.

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