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Property Development Loans

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Build cost cover

100%

Land cost cover

70%

Finance Length

18 Mos
Typically no broker fee. Save between £500 - £2000
Exit products available
Interest rolled-up
Staged payments with interest paid on draw down

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With our simple form, case management tools, and expert advisers; finding funding has never been simpler.

Complete online enquiry

Let us know about you and what you would like to achieve.

Indicative quote

Your assigned adviser will issue an indicative quote.

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Review your offers and choose the best for you.

Lender chosen

Valuations are conducted, formal offers made, funds are drawn.

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Atheer Ibrahim
Rated 5.00 stars out of 5

I have had 4 mortgages through my mortgage advisers Rebecca and Andy Jones and wouldn't ever consider another broker, they are excellent in how they deal with you, slick and professional without any t...

Atheer Ibrahim
Rated 5.00 stars out of 5

I have had 4 mortgages through my mortgage advisers Rebecca and Andy Jones and wouldn't ever consider another broker, they are excellent in how they deal with you, slick and professional without any t...

Emma
Rated 5.00 stars out of 5

Iain was amazing - I couldn't have secured my commercial mortgage without him. A great listening ear throughout the whole process. Thank you!

Laurence Turner
Rated 5.00 stars out of 5

I have never, in my 34 years in financial services, known anyone work as hard or be as tenacious in achieving a result as Ian Brookes. He keeps you fully informed every step of the way and follows up...

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 370 reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

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Property development finance is a type of loan used to finance the conversion, construction or refurbishment of properties. It is usually set up as a short-term loan to finance the project only during the build.

Popular reasons include:

  • Construction

  • Conversion

  • Refurbishment

We are experts in presenting development projects in the best light to lenders helping you achieve the best terms. When packaging a development case, we always look to address the following:

  • Experience – For a lender the developers experience is key to the deal. We go to great lengths to explain the background experience of our client to lenders. If you are a first-time developer then we will need to concentrate on the strength/experience of your contractor.

  • Business plan – We provide working business plan templates for you to complete. These break down costs, show time-scales for each stage, and realistic end valuations, which lenders are expecting to see. We even sense check the figures for you!

Lenders like the developer to put down a substantial value of the land as a deposit. If the land has planning permission most lenders will require a borrower to put down a 40% deposit, some will accept 35%. If the land does not yet have planning permission then the lender needs to decide what the chances of getting planning permission are, and what would happen if planning permission wasn’t achieved. If they were comfortable with the risks, they may still lend at 60% to 65% of the purchase price. If they were not comfortable, they would reduce their exposure substantially and perhaps lend only 30% to 40% of the purchase price.

Once the loan is approved, the lender will appoint a professional surveyor. They will visit the site prior to each major stage, check the work has been done to the required standard and approve the release of the next tranche of funds to complete the following stage. We have a number of lenders who will fund 100% of the build costs, subject to a situation where they advanced no more than 60-70% of the gross development value (GDV) of the project at any time.

Once a development is completed the development loan will either be repaid through the sale of the units, or by arranging a term mortgage. The term mortgage is based on the final gross development value (GDV) of the project.

If the actual of estimated rental income (according to a local estate agent) is high enough a developer should be able to release up to 70% of the GDV of the project. This should repay all the funds used in the project, and potentially release some profits.

If poor cash flow is restricting the purchase of future development plots then it may be wise to release equity prior to the completion (or sale) of the project. We have a number of lenders that will allow equity to be released, whilst final touches are being made, or units are being marketed and sold. Sometimes this can mean that your workforce can move straight onto the next site without a gap in work.

Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured against it.

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