Light refurbishment bridging loan to finish a self build

Area
Kent
Capital Raised
£100K

This wasn't a heavy-hitting amount of finance that was needed, but it was such an admirable building project being undertaken by a determined young owner-builder that it was a pleasure to be able to source the finance that would get him over the line. 

The Scenario

Our client is an ambitious 32-year-old self-employed bespoke car parts finisher who was building his own home.

Living with his parents, and making £70K a year from his business, he’d saved enough to buy his plot of land (for £120K) and get his house built to wind and watertight stage (approx. £100K in build costs).

He now needed £100K to do all the interior works to finish the build, and complete the necessary landscaping.

This wasn’t the easiest finance to set up: a lot of lenders aren’t comfortable with the regulated lending (because it’s his own home) on a project like this.

Others would look at the remaining works to be done and class it as a heavy refurbishment (on more expensive finance), or a partial development.

And some of them will be wary of a self-build, because they think the owner’s going to take longer and do the work to their own taste and more exacting standards than a developer who’s using a standard design and materials and getting the job done as efficiently as possible.

The Solution

We took this application to a lender we do a lot of work with, who has a light refurbishment bridging loan product that would work well for this project.

They valued the shell property in its current state and location at £350K, and were happy to put up the finance required at 0.54% a month, for a maximum 12-month term.

Our client aims to have works completed within six to eight weeks, and refinance out of the bridge on a standard mortgage, with a capital raise to repay himself for some of his time and labour.

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Jack Spillane

Finance Broker

Bristol

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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