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Property Development Finance Broker

Getting the right property development finance is place is vital to the success of any development project.

Our property development finance broker service includes:

  • We offer developmental finance ranging from £50,000 to a substantial £50m at highly competitive rates.
  • Our finance options cover the UK regions: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We can also arrange financing for projects in Ireland.
  • International development funding is available from £5m onwards.
  • We can provide loans covering up to 100% of your development finance cost.
  • We offer development exit funding for projects nearing completion.
  • Our finance comes without any exit or early redemption fees.
  • Refinancing solutions are available for projects that are lagging behind schedule.
  • We cater to first-time developers, offering suitable finance options.
  • We provide finance solutions for properties that are currently uninhabitable.
  • We offer conversion finance, including permitted developments and care home conversions.
  • Joint venture finance options are available.
  • We provide 2nd charge options.
  • Finance for substantial home renovations is part of our offerings.
  • Loan terms can extend up to 36 months.
  • For experienced developers, we provide hunter style revolving credit finance facilities.
  • We are open to considering complex cases.
  • We can arrange finance for various ownership structures, including multiple SPVs, Offshore SPVs, UK-based trust structures, and overseas trust structures.
  • We can accommodate requests for finance based on Shariah principles.
  • We offer finance for new build, conversion, or refurbishment developments, including mixed-use and student accommodation.
  • We assist in sourcing finance for land, commercial to residential conversions, assets like care homes, barn conversions, places of worship, petrol stations, fisheries, airspace development loans (with acceptable security), and charities.

Learn about more our property development finance services in the video below:

Whether you are an experienced property developer, or new to the field, there are a wide range of options to choose from to fund your property projects.

Finding the best property development finance for you helps ensure your project stays on schedule and generates a healthy return.

Clifton Private Finance works with developers of all levels, from private individuals building or renovating a property to live in, to large commercial developers creating multiple lots for sale or rental.

With connections to all the top lenders, we offer a professional, comprehensive property development broker service.


Latest Development Finance Broker Rates Secured

Flipping Property?

Buying, Renovating & Selling (or Letting)

Finance Rates from

0.55% pm

1 - 18 months

Rates up to 80% LTV net

As at 20th June 2023

Ground Up Development

New Builds

Finance Rates from

0.83% pm

Up to 24 months

Rates up to 70% of GDV

As at 20th June 2023

Existing Development?

Refinance & Exit Finance

Finance Rates from

0.55% pm

1 to 18 months

Rates up to 80% LTV net

As at  20th June 2023

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We offer our property developer clients:

  • Development finance from £100,000
  • Access to market leading rates
  • Flexible finance terms up to 24 months on simple & complex developments
  • Finance for new build, conversion or refurbishment developments including mixed use and student accommodation
  • Funding solutions from high street and private banks, specialist lenders, family offices, wealth managers and private investor fund groups

To see what we can do for you, call us on 0203 900 4322 or book a free consultation below.

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Written bySam O'Neill & Sam Hodgson

When looking for finance for a property development, there are several compelling reasons to use a property development finance broker, rather than trying to find funding by yourself:

  • Speed – Brokers have established relationships with lenders and know which are most likely to approve funding for you. They also know the common road blocks that can hold up an application. This means you can usually get funding much faster using a broker.
  • Access to a wider range of lenders – Many development finance lenders are intermediary-only, meaning they are not available directly to the public. To access the full range of potential lenders, you will need to use a professional development finance broker.
  • Get the best deals – An experienced broker will know which lenders are currently offering the best rates and what you can do to make sure you get those rates. They will also know whether a particular loan offers good value or not, including all of the potential costs and fees which may not be immediately obvious to non-professionals.
  • One less thing to worry about – Any property development requires you to be on top of hundreds of different details and processes. Allowing a development finance broker to find your funding for you gives you one less thing to worry about, allowing you to focus your efforts elsewhere.

The Role and Benefits of a Development Finance Broker

A development finance broker plays a vital role in the property development industry by serving as a go-between for property developers/investors and lenders.

They facilitate the financing process, leveraging their extensive network of contacts within the finance industry to connect developers with suitable lenders. This enables borrowers to reliably secure financing terms for development projects, such as ground-up development, light refurbishment loans, and heavy refurbishment loans.

With that said, we’ll go through exactly what a broker can do for you during your search for favourable development finance. Additionally, highlight the many benefits a broker can provide as well as how to receive help and advice with the development finance application process.

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Understanding Development Finance


What is a Development Finance Broker?


What Can a Development Finance Broker Do for You?


Are the Benefits of a Development Finance Broker Worth the Expense?


Can I Approach Development Finance Lenders Directly?


Can I Get 100% Development Finance with the Help of a Broker?


Looking for a Broker for Development Finance?


FAQs 

Understanding Development Finance

Development finance plays a crucial role in funding various projects, including property development, construction, and infrastructure ventures. This can be for both residential and commercial property.  

This type of finance provides property investors and developers with the capital to complete their property projects.

What is Development Finance?

Development finance refers to a type of specialised funding for property projects. These are short-term secured loans, with high-interest rates, and access to a drawdown facility throughout the loan term.

Development finance is designed to provide the necessary capital for the purchasing of a development site, land, or property. After purchasing, 100% of the development costs can also be funded throughout the development lifecycle i.e. from land acquisition to completion.

This form of financing caters to the unique requirements and complexities of development projects, offering tailored solutions to meet the funding needs of both developers and investors. 

What is a Development Finance Broker?

A development finance broker is a professional who specializes in securing financing for property development projects. They act as intermediaries, bridging the gap between developers and lenders.

By leveraging their industry connections, they identify suitable lenders and negotiate favourable terms on behalf of a client

What can a Development Finance broker do for you?

Development finance brokers offer their guidance and assistance in securing development finance.

At Clifton Private Finance, we specialize in tailored financing solutions for various development projects. Here are some examples of the steps we take to assist borrowers:

  • Consultation & Assessment – Schedule an in-depth discussion to assess project details, including scope, timeline, planning permissions and financial needs. We can evaluate your eligibility and identify suitable development finance options.
  • Lender Selection – We’ll find competitive lenders offering favourable rates and terms for development finance. This ensures selection options are aligned with your property project requirements.
  • Application Preparation – Development finance can involve a great deal more documentation than a traditional mortgage, or bridge loan. We can assist in gathering the necessary documentation, financial statements, and project plans to create a strong loan application. A broker can help you highlight project strengths to increase your chances of approval.
  • Lender Negotiation – approaching lenders directly can be challenging – especially when it concerns a specialised finance type. We can be an advocate on your behalf when negotiating terms like interest rates, drawdown facility, and repayment options.
  • Approval & Funding – Facilitate the loan approval process by addressing additional lender requirements. Once conditions are met, lenders release funds for the development project.
  • Ongoing Support – Provide continuous support and expert guidance throughout the development process, including refinancing options and project management.

Ultimately, getting the help of a broker will streamline the financing process, ensuring clarity and efficiency while maximizing the chances of securing optimal funding for your development project. 

Are the Benefits of a Development Finance Broker Worth the Expense?

A development finance broker is an invaluable resource when it comes to securing financing for your property development project. Through them, you’ll have access to the best rates from UK lenders.

At Clifton Private Finance, we operate on a fee basis, which is calculated as a small percentage of the loan amount. Our fee structure typically ranges up to 2% of the loan amount.

A development finance broker can save you time and ensure a smooth process for large projects. They find and negotiate with the right lender quickly. They handle the paperwork and address finance organisation issues on your behalf. Their expertise streamlines the process and maximizes your chances of success.

Find a broker for your development project to save time and ensure a hassle-free experience. Let them handle paperwork and negotiations while you focus on your project's success. 

Can I Approach Development Finance Lenders Directly?

While it is possible to go directly to lenders, it is not advisable. Although development finance can be sourced from traditional banks, it is considered a high-risk and specialised type of finance – typically better sourced from specialist lenders.

Specialised lenders typically only deal with brokers as an intermediary.

With a complicated property development project on your hands, you may not want the additional worries of dealing directly with lenders.

Additionally, development projects are perceived as high-risk ventures by traditional lenders due to market volatility, construction challenges, and changing regulations. This caution often results in lenders being hesitant to provide the required financing. Without putting your best foot forward, and without the advice and guidance of a development finance broker, you may be putting your application in jeopardy.

By partnering with development finance brokers, you may be able to get flexible terms and negotiate a favourable rate. Moreover, developers can explore alternative avenues and make informed decisions to ensure the success of their projects. 

Can I get 100% Development Finance with the Help of a Broker?

A development finance broker can help you source finance at 100% of development costs. However, this can be a challenge depending on the complexity of your property project.

It helps to have an expert broker to connect you with lenders who are willing to offer this type of financing for eligible development projects. Without a broker, this can be very difficult.

Keep in mind that the cost of servicing a 100% loan will be higher, and lenders will still assess various factors such as the project's viability and your financial situation. You may need an additional asset, or assets, alongside the security i.e. the property or development site, in order to be eligible for that type of loan.

It's recommended to consult with a broker to discuss your specific circumstances and explore the available options – we can help you get loans up to 100% of development costs through our network of specialist lenders. 

Looking for a Broker for Development Finance?

When it comes to securing financing for your property development project, finding the right development finance broker is crucial. At Clifton Private Finance, we specialize in providing expert assistance in the field of development finance.

With our extensive expertise and knowledge of the development finance market, we can connect you with lenders who specifically cater to your unique requirements. We can support refinancing options and additional mezzanine finance for development finance projects.

Our personalized service ensures that we understand your project's scope, timeline, and financial needs. By leveraging our access to the whole market, we can secure the most competitive rates for you, tailored to your circumstances.

With the guidance of our experienced team, you can make informed financial decisions and obtain finance at an affordable and favourable rate.

Contact us today at 0117 959 5094 to explore how our development finance broker services can benefit you. Book a consultation, and let us assist you in obtaining the necessary financing for your project. 

FAQs

Can a Development Finance Broker help me with Bad Credit?

A development finance broker can point you to lenders that specialise in working with borrowers with bad credit. Despite the challenges of securing development finance with a poor credit history, a broker has market knowledge and connections with different lenders, increasing your chances of finding a suitable solution. Consulting with a broker or financial advisor is advisable for personalised advice based on your specific situation.

How long does it take to secure development finance?

The speed at which you can obtain development finance will vary, but in some cases, short-term finance can be obtained in as few as seven working days.

What are the interest rates for development finance?

The interest rates for development finance usually vary between 4.5% and 9%, and they are determined based on factors such as the project's level of risk and the borrower's experience.

Find the best property development finance deals

Clifton Private Finance is a UK-based, FCA regulated property development finance broker. Our property development finance brokers have great relationships with all the leading UK development finance lenders, so can help you find the best property development finance deals quickly and with minimum fuss.

Call us today on 0203 900 3040 to speak to a member of our property development finance broker team.

Get Development Finance Quotes »

 

Flipping Property?

Buying, Renovating & Selling (or Letting)

Finance Rates from

0.55% pm

1 - 18 months

Rates up to 80% LTV net

As at 20th June 2023

Ground Up Development

New Builds

Finance Rates from

0.83% pm

Up to 24 months

Rates up to 70% of GDV

As at 20th June 2023

Existing Development?

Refinance & Exit Finance

Finance Rates from

0.55% pm

1 to 18 months

Rates up to 80% LTV net

As at  20th June 2023

Contact Us

Thank You for your interest - please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in contact.


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