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How we've helped others find the right development finance

No matter how small or big the project is, we can help you find the best property development finance option

  • We're here to support you and your property portfolios
  • We've already helped finance thousands of developments across the UK
  • We're passionate about helping businesses get access to the exclusive deals and finance they need

A home owner interested in creating two semis on plot currently occupied by one bungalow in Guildford

Land purchase price
£500,000
Build costs
£372,000
Gross development value
£1,200,000 (£600k each property)
Loan amount
£674,000
Loan to value
56%
Term
15 months (9 months build, 6 months sale)
Interest rate
7% fixed over term
Lender arrangement fee
2% (£13,480)

A property developer attempting to turn a commercial property into 20 apartments in Birmingham

Land purchase price
£300k
Build costs
£1,008m
Gross development value
£2.061m
Loan facility
£1.232m
Loan to value
60%
Term
20 months (12 months build, 8 months sale)
Interest rate
8%
Lender arrangement fee
1% (£12,327)
Lender exit fee
2% (£24,655)

A second charge mortgage on another property to help complete the development of 10 holiday homes

Property value
£1,400,000
Existing mortgage
£538,000
Second charge mortgage
£165,000
Rate
1.25% pcm
Term
18 months
Lender arrangement fee
3%
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Development finance is a solution where funds are required to undertake or complete a development or refurbishment of residential/commercial properties of any scale.

Specialist lenders are keen to lend to experienced builders and developers on residential schemes. We have recently been successful in securing finance for new apartment schemes which was very difficult a few years ago. There are many excellent products available for refurbishment and renovation projects also.

Whether you are starting a new property development or need financing for the completion of a refurbishment, development finance is a solution that can help your business. For small and medium businesses, development finance offers a solution that takes the future value of the property into consideration.

Specialist lenders are keen to lend to experienced builders and developers on residential schemes

Development funding can be an ideal solution for properties of any scale, and can be used to raise the capital required for a property development or refurbishment project quickly and easily.

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Use our development finance calculator to work out if you can afford your development loan or how much it could cost you.


Property development, whether it's the building of a new property or the refurbishment of an existing property, has its own particular set of costs. Finding financing to cover these costs can be a challenge. With development finance, the lender considers the value of the project, not just the value of the existing property or land.

The terms of a development loan are also based on the short term need for the funding. While repayment of a traditional property mortgage may be spread over 30 years, a development loan will be repayable within one or two years. This is a reflection of the time frame for a development project.

The finance offers you the capital needed for the development itself. This often includes costs for materials and contractors. As such, a typical development financing loan can be for millions of pounds but you can get access to development funds starting at £50,000. Different lenders will have a preferred investment level, as well as preferred project types so speaking to a broker can help you find the best lender for your development project.

A typical development financing loan can be for millions of pounds but you can get access to development funds starting at £50,000

The type and size of project, along with the experience of those involved and the likelihood that the project will be successfully completed and the units sold, will all be considered in a lender's decision about the terms of the loan.

While a traditional mortgage lender will consider the value of the property, development finance lenders will consider the potential value of the completed project. Funding can often be released quickly, allowing you to begin the development or refurbishment project right away.

Interested in a development loan?

Why not try our free development finance comparison service. This is a completely free, no-obligation service that leaves no credit footprint.


Advantages of development finance

  • Quick access to funds, with many lenders being able to offer a decision within 48 hours
  • Offers a way to raise capital for large property development or refurbishment projects
  • Loans can be used to cover the costs of contractors and materials required for the project
  • Experience in property development can help you get better terms
  • Short terms of loans reflects the length of the development project, meaning you won't be tied down with a loan for longer than you need
  • A full documentation pack, including planning permission, comparable sales, and target market information, can be used by lenders to determine your eligibility

Benefits of our development finance comparison

Up to 75% Gross Development Value

We can offer finance covering up to 75% of your development cost

Finance from £30,000 to £30,000,000

You can borrow large sums of money for your development, which will also depend on the amount of deposit you have available

Quick access to funds

Many development finance lenders can offer decisions within 48 hours

Short term finance option

The term of the finance is usually tied to the development timescale, meaning that you are not tied in to repayments for long periods of time

Interested in a development loan?

Why not try our free development finance comparison service. This is a completely free, no-obligation service that leaves no credit footprint.