DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

By Lee Langridge on

FAQ

What you need to know about property development finance

Property development finance is a loan that’s used to fund residential developments, such as new-build construction projects or refurbishment schemes for converting the property into flats, bedsits or HMOs.

Whether you’re an experienced property developer or a landlord or you’re keen to kick-start your first new-build or renovation project, there’ll be a development finance route that suits your initiative.

What is property development finance?

Property development finance is a form of short-term funding that will enable you to pay for your construction and development costs. It could mean a ‘refurbishment bridge’ that will fund a few months’ building costs of a light refurbishment project or the more substantial costs from covering your initial land investment outlay to completion of the final plot.

How do I apply for development finance?

Your lender may agree to finance a proportion of the plot purchase and another percentage of the build – this way you would need to inject far less of your personal money, which would be freed up to cover the cost of other projects or unexpected expenses. When you have a property portfolio with a lot of equity, you can use your property to secure further lending – this could be invaluable when you have insufficient liquid cash to grow your portfolio.

Why do I need help financing my project?

Property development can be a challenging environment and weighing up your best and worst-case scenarios is a critical exercise when it comes to funding your project. Getting your finance right in good time will ensure your development activities can proceed and thrive – regardless of the economic climate.

What do I do next?

To find out more about property development finance for your next project, talk to our team of expert advisers and we’ll help you find a funding stream that will help you from the ground up. Call us on 08454 500200 or click here to make an enquiry.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1% but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

Lee Langridge
Lee is an experienced Mortgage and Protection Adviser with over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Lee finds no better satisfaction than helping clients to achieve their dreams, no matter how difficult it may be. Lee prides himself on delivering an efficient and personal service.
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