Light and Heavy Refurbishment Finance
What is refurbishment finance?
Refurbishment finance is a range of short-term loans (STLs) that enable you to carry out light or heavy works on an investment property. The type of refurbishment finance you need will be dependent on the type of work that you intend to carry out.
Different lenders will have their own definition of what classes as light or heavy refurbishment. In general:
Heavy refurbishment consists of major structural work costing more than 15% of the property value. This work may require planning permission or involve certain building regulations.
Light refurbishment can include cosmetic improvements to a property, as well as smaller improvements such as rewiring, repainting or installing a new bathroom. Typically works cost less than 15% of the property value.
Finance can be raised quickly by investors to swiftly complete the work. This can quickly increase the value of the property which can then be sold or changed to a mortgage term facility at the higher value.
Who is refurbishment finance for?
Light refurbishments are suitable for landlords with no experience. However, heavy refurbishment STLs are suited for landlords with experience.
A recent client success:
Clients purchased a derelict property. It had been partly vandalised and needed a full refurbishment. CPC Finance arranged a STL in order to complete the purchase and release additional funds for the refurbishment works to be carried out. The clients successfully completed the refurbishments required. They were then able to re-mortgage on to a term facility.
You will need an exit route in place for your finance. Once refurbishment works are completed, your funding can usually be switched to a term loan if you wish to retain the property to rent out. On the other hand, selling the property can be an exit route.
You can choose between flexible repayment options such as retained, rolled and serviced payments.
Get in touch today to discuss your refurbishment needs in more detail.
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