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Light Development Finance

This is ideal for professional developers. You have the deposit, can cover the interest and fees, but could do with some help on the refurbishment costs. This product may be perfect for you.

A minimum loan size of £200,000 with a Day 1 loan of up to 75% LTV and a projected gross development value of 70%. You need a minimum of 20% profit on all costs.

Up to 100% of costs of works funded in arrears so you need working capital to cover the first 4-6 weeks of costs, the deposit and the fees.

Permitted uses for the product:

  • PDR schemes
  • Property conversion to residential / HMO
  • Heavy property refurbishment and extension
  • Finish and exit

It’s not for ground up development as we have other lenders for that. Legals and valuation at cost with no lender mark up.

Contact us now for a detailed quote.

Auction Finance up to 85% LTV

Auction finance is the same as bridging or short term finance. It is used to purchase properties at auction as it can be arranged quickly.

We have lenders where the valuation and solicitors are instructed the same day with a fast track legal process to reduce the stress. All the lender asks, is that you have completed one previous project.

Daily interest, no exit fees and some of the best rates in the market. Also covers light and heavy refurbishment.

TypeLoan to ValueFixed Rate per Month
Standard & Light RefurbishmentUp to 50%0.43%
Standard & Light Refurbishment50.01% - 65%0.53%
Standard & Light Refurbishment65.01% - 75%0.70%
Standard & Light Refurbishment75.01% - 85%**0.80%
Heavy RefurbishmentUp to 50%0.60%
Heavy Refurbishment50.01% - 65%0.65%
Heavy Refurbishment65.01% - 75%0.75%
All products are for residential property only and have a 1.95% Lender Fee.


  • The loan may not exceed either 85% LTV against the lower of Day 1 purchase price/ value, or 70% of after works value (whichever is lower)
  • All funds are advanced to the borrower on Day 1
  • No Quantity Surveyor required, just an interim inspection at the end of month 3

Contact us for a quote.

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