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Auction Finance


Buying a property at auction is usually through Bridging Finance as you normally have 28 days to complete on the purchase. The Buy to Let lenders will find it very difficult to get the mortgage agreed and paid out within such a short period of time. We can take the uncertainty out by agreeing the finance before you bid. All we need is your personal details, the auction house and lot number, along with your maximum bid.


  • Term of the mortgage, as often lower rates are quoted for shorter terms but if you don’t repay on time the rates can be higher;
  • Does the lender require a valuation as not all lenders do;
  • Can your solicitors be instructed the same day or can you use the lender’s solicitors to save you time;
  • What level of refurbishment will the lender accept ;
  • Don’t just focus on the interest rate. Add all the costs up to compare one lender to another;
  • If using a broker ensure they fully understand bridging and don’t go through a third party. This will increase the costs and be slower;
  • What happens if you are late when repaying the loan? Some lenders are flexible others will be in court to repossess before you know it.


  • We have 3, 6, 9, 12 and flexible 1-18 month options;
  • Up to 75% of purchase price;
  • Up to 100% finance with additional security;
  • Choice of daily or monthly interest rates;
  • Fee free options;


Searchlight Finance Limited is registered in England and Wales No.07929050 Searchlight Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (http://www.fca.org.uk/register) under reference 743220. The FCA do not regulate Business Buy to Let Mortgages or most Commercial Mortgages and Bridging Finance. ICO Number Z3109319. Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any debt secured on it.

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