Fast trouble-shooting ensures Cardiff bridging loan meets tight completion deadline

Area
Cardiff
Capital Raised
£230K

Pretty much any broker could handle a nice straightforward loan application it. But surprisingly few of our cases are like that.

It takes a bit of experience to spot a potential problem before it hits you. And it needs a willingness to go the extra mile to really chase up the progress on a case like this, to make sure it completes before a tight deadline.

It wouldn’t be unreasonable for a broker to say “It’s up to the solicitors to sort out that legal issue.” But we’re aware that it’s a client’s future home that’s at risk. If they don’t get to buy the property they’ve set their hearts on, their lives are turned around.

The Scenario

Our clients were young professionals selling a 5-bed house in Pontypridd to move to a 3-bed house in a desirable suburb of Cardiff. They didn’t want to miss out on their purchase while they waited for their current home to sell mid COVID-lockdown.

They had negotiated a discount on their purchase price which they were happy to see as paying for their bridging costs. The Chancellor’s newly-announced stamp duty holiday was also extending their purchasing-power.

We proposed bridge finance secured against both properties to bring their combined LTV down to 59%.

At this point in time, most lenders were only extending lending up to 50% LTV for online-only valuations (the only valuations that were widely available at that stage of lockdown). But we were able to take their application to a bridging lender we knew was accepting online valuations for LTVs up to 60% LTV.

The vendor threw in a few curve-balls along the way, and as the purchase was progressing slowly they suddenly announced that they would put the property back on the market unless our clients could complete within a week.

The Solution

We had already done the underwriting on the deal, and legal work was underway. But we spotted that the solicitors hadn’t applied for consent to the second charge from the first-charge mortgage-holder on our clients’ current home.

We quickly obtained permission from our clients to approach their mortgage lender directly, on their behalf, and arranged for the lender to send the consent directly to us.

Then, two days away from the completion deadline, the bridging lender requested a Deed of Priority from the first-charge lender on the Pontypridd home (confirming their place as the second lender in the priority for repayment should the Pontypridd home be repossessed).

It needed to be signed quickly by both the original first-charge mortgage lender, and the bridging lender. Again, we intervened and arranged for the signed document to be sent straight to the bridge lender, and the finance was finally completed with a day to spare.   

 

Jack Spillane

Finance Broker

Bristol

0117 959 5094

Is your situation similar to this? I specialise in helping clients who need creative development finance solutions, and second-charge mortgages. Give me a call any time and we can set up a detailed discussion of the finance you need.

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

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 a time that's convenient for you to discuss your situation.

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

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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