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87% of purchase price and 100% of development costs – HMO Case Study

Luke Casey, one of Property118’s recommended finance broker team has recently structured a bespoke development loan to provide 87% of the purchase price on day one along with the entire build costs on a portfolio of 10 properties being converted into H…

Bridging Finance for Savvy Property Investors and Developers

Bridging finance can best be described as relatively short-term loans, normally for periods of between one and eighteen months.
Today, the cost of bridging finance is at its lowest point ever.
Main uses of Bridging Finance

Chain Breaking
Light Refurbi…

3 ways to get Generation Rent onto the property ladder

I am sure we all have friends, and or family members, who are First-time buyers facing the challenges of getting onto the property ladder, not the least of which is finding the deposit. However, there are a number of solutions currently available.
The …

Implications of mortgage payment holidays, BBL & CBILS on future loan applications

Jack Bertolone, Operations Director at Brooklands Commercial Finance, discusses with Kate Faulkner the impact of the pandemic on the UK housing market and the implication of mortgage payment holidays, BBL & CBILS on future loan applications.
Kate F…

Mortgage Market Post-Lockdown – Kate Faulkner and Jack Bertolone

Jack Bertolone, Operations Director at Brooklands Commercial Finance, discusses with Kate Faulkner the impact of the pandemic on the UK housing market and the availability of mortgages.
Kate Faulkner is a UK property analyst and a regular commentator o…

Not all Doom and Gloom

The Good News
Brooklands Commercial Finance is fully operational and assisting Property 118 clients in these unprecedented times.
We are currently working with lenders that have replaced their requirement for physical valuations with remote valuations …

Coronavirus Business Disruption Loan Scheme – We can help

Has your business been interrupted by coronvirus? Have you experienced lost or deferred revenue? disruption to your cashlfow? We can help.
In the 2020 budget, the chancellor announced a new scheme which provides loan facilities of up to £5m for smaller…

Is it time to move into property refurbishment?

Many landlords are facing up to the Government’s onslaught of the buy to let market which has seen their profits slashed over the past three years as tax changes take effect and new legislation like the Tenant Fees Bill and the proposed Section 21 ban …

Brooklands Commercial Finance acquire another brokerage

Brooklands Commercial Finance Ltd one of Property 118’s founding sponsors, has acquired The Mortgage Explorer Ltd as part of their continuing expansion plans.
The Mortgage Explorer has recently celebrated its 20th birthday and is located down on the so…

Monthly Bridging Loan rates fall to average 0.74% Q1 2019

Bridging Trends has reported its lowest recorded average monthly Bridging Loan rate across the market since 2015. Across its surveyed lenders the average pricing for monthly interest is now down to 0.74% for Quarter 1 2019 and this is down from 0.8% in…

Pragmatic and straightforward commercial approach

The commercial, Buy to Let, Development and Bridging finance market is maturing and developing to match the needs of the new more professional property investor post credit crunch.
Some of the commercial lenders we now work with are taking a far more p…

The Growth of 2nd Charge Loans

There are many reasons as to why 2nd charge loans are becoming increasingly popular. A second charge mortgage can offer an ideal solution to a remortgage, further advance or an unsecured loan. Today second charges offer very competitive rates. Some of …

Brooklands CF Bridging and Development Finance Seminar

Thank you very much to Malcolm and his team at Brooklands Commercial Finance along with Shawbrook Bank for running the seminar and using the Shawbrook offices in the heart of the City.
We started with a Mortgage and Lender Market Update in particular d…

Bridging and Development Finance Seminar

I would like to personally invite all Property118 readers to our Seminar in association with Shawbrook Bank to understand more about commercial finance and in particular focusing on Bridging and Development finance for property investors.
This event ru…

Which Commercial lenders are hungry for business?

Did you know that commercial lenders have three main categories of manager called Hunters, Farmers and Retailers?
This is very relevant if your business is dependent upon knowing which commercial lenders are hungry for business. Before I explain
The po…

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