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Development Exit Finance

Developer Exit Finance


You’ve finished your build and are nearing the end of your development loan. What do you do? Ask for an extension and hope for the best, or switch to a lower-cost loan which will give you the time to sell or remortgage.


  • 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 much higher;
  • Can your solicitors be instructed the same day or can you use the lender’s solicitors to save you time;
  • 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;
  • What is your exit, what is your Plan B, C  etc. Work on this before you apply for the loan.


  • 1-24 month options;
  • Up to 75% of value;
  • Ability to release some of your profit to go towards your next project;
  • 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.