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Light Refurbishment Finance

Has your BTL mortgage been refused due to the condition of the property?

Improve the value and the rent on a tired property. Whether it be a new kitchen, bathroom, damp, electrics we have lenders for all of them at competitive rates up to 85% LTV with experience and 75% without.

Contact us for refurbishment finance options.

Buy to Let Light Refurbishment Finance up to 80% LTV

Refurbishment Finance is not for everyone as there is strict criteria but it does show there can be an alternative to bridging.

For a property that requires a level of light refurbishment which doesn’t involve any structural work or change in planning then it’s a very cost effective way of adding a property to your portfolio.

You have to be an existing property owner and with some lenders a landlord. The initial loan is based on the lower of the valuation or purchase price. The valuer also estimates a valuation and rent figure after the work has been completed and the final loan is based on these figures. The difference between the two loans is retained by the lender until the work has been satisfactory completed.

You do the work normally within three months and you need savings to cover the mortgage payments for that period. Once the work is finished the valuer reinspects and if all OK the retention is released.

The minimum property valuation is £100,000 and as with all lenders you need to be in receipt of income that is provable.

If you need to complete quickly or you need help with the refurbishment costs then bridging finance may be the answer.

Refurbishment BTL products

Anytime I get asked for bridging I ask is there an alternative? If you don’t have to complete quickly and the property has a kitchen and bathroom there may be BTL refurbishment mortgages out there as an alternative.

It is provided in two amounts.  The lender will provide a loan of up to 80% of the lower of the purchase price or valuation. The valuer is provided with a detailed schedule of works and they provide an after works valuation along with a rental figure. The lender will base their end loan on the completed value and rent. The difference between the two is retained by the lender (retention).

The work is completed and the valuer does a re-inspection. If the after works valuation is confirmed then the retention is released to you.

If you are looking to convert a property into an HMO then with experience you have access to a specialist HMO refurbishment mortgage or you use cash or bridging finance.

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