Development Finance Story of a very happy Property Developer

Development Finance Story of a very happy Property Developer

12:13 PM, 25th February 2013, About 11 years ago 1

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A Property118 reader has shared this story with us – he’s a Property Developer and was struggling to find the right Development finance.

Our reader first contacted us in the Spring of 2012. He was very frustrated at that time as he had an incredible opportunity to acquire a former riverside warehouse and convert it into modern flats. However, his bank was not interested in funding the project and neither were any other banks he approached unless he could put 50% of the money up himself.

John even had a client lined up to buy it from him on completion, a landlord who wanted to buy the units to add to his portfolio.

The Development finance deal in a nutshell was:-

Purchase price £350,000
Development cost £550,000
Agreed sale price £1,410,000
Gross Profit £510,000

John had £180,000 to invest into the project.

We introduced John to our preferred NACFB broker and the deal was completed on the following terms. The same lender is still offering similar terms today.

Initial advance: 50% of purchase price £175,000 (Max 65% is available)
Development finance: 100% of the build costs £550,000
The interest rate charged was 0.83% per month on funds drawn.
No exit fee was charged by the lender

The moral of the story is, don’t give up if you have a project that makes a great business case.

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Matthew Dickinson

16:22 PM, 27th February 2013, About 11 years ago

Having now read all the gripes, I didn't realise until now how lucky I have been with Philip! I have no problems, as Martin and Co. at Newark do absolutely everything for me. That is surely the way that all letting agents ought to be, so may I suggest that a different agent be used. It is easy to change, as your new agent will be delighted to have your custom, and if they are any good your property should always be occupied, as mine is! Don't put up with shoddy service, you are in the driving seat and deserve the agent to be bending over backwards to please you!

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