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Refurbishment Finance

REFURBISHMENT FINANCE

Is the property not mortgageable due to its condition? Does it need a full refurbishment before selling the property? Then we can help.

It may need decoration, a new bathroom, kitchen, suffer from damp or needs rewiring. Do you want to add an extension or convert the basement or loft? Then we have lenders for you.

Do you want to convert single units to multiple units, commercial to residential, a single let to an HMO or a new build that requires completion?

We will guide you through the various options available to you whilst you build your portfolio.


POINTS TO CONSIDER


  • What level of refurbishment will the lender accept.
  • Some work off a percentage of costs and others the work involved.
  • A light refurbishment is non-structural work.
  • Heavy refurbishment covers structural works, where planning permission/building regulations are required.
  • 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 and others take you to court to repossess before you know it.
  • Term of the mortgage – 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;
  • What is your exit, what is your Plan B, C  etc. Work on this before you apply for the loan.

PRODUCT TERMS


  • 1 – 24 months.
  • Up to 75% of purchase price.
  • Up to 100% finance with additional security.
  • Refurbishment costs can be funded
  • Special products for HMO conversions, and change of use from Commercial to Residential.
  • Choice of daily or monthly interest rates.
  • Fee-free options.

 

 

REFURBISHMENT FINANCE EXAMPLE

Minimum loan is £250,000.

Purchase Price £450,000 and initial loan on property is £315,000 (70%). 

Refurbishment costs are £150,000 with a GDV £745,000. GDV at 70% = £521,500 less £315,000 initial loan gives a potential refurbishment loan of £206,500 less interest and fees. This can cover 100% of the build costs.

We also have options for lower-priced properties where the day 1 loan is 75% and the works funded are the lower of 85% of purchase price or 70% of GDV.

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.