Take Good Advice When Considering A Residential Development Loan

By: Sean Horton

Taking good professional advice should be considered essential when considering taking out a residential development loan. They are not the easiest type of finance to understand and the rates of interest will vary depending on certain circumstances. Factors which govern this include the project you are undertaking, the size of it, and experience in completing similar projects along with the industry sector at the time of applying.

A broker will always be able to secure the cheapest rates based on your proposal and circumstances. They will negotiate with the lender on your behalf and put your proposal forward. You would be wise to work with a broker from the offset. By doing so they will be able to help you in regards to putting your proposal down, this can go a long way when it comes to the lender and broker negotiating for the lowest rate of interest.

Terms for a residential development loan will vary. A loan can be taken out over many years or as little as a year. This of course will all depend on the size of your venture and the amount you are borrowing. If you are taking on a very large project which requires you to borrow thousands of pounds then you may have to take out the loan over several years.

Lenders will usually offer a residential development loan which is based on interest only repayments. An interest only loan means that you will pay monthly payments determined at the onset of the loan and this is taken only off the interest. However the capitol of course still needs repaying. The capitol will have to be paid in full when the loan reaches maturity and a lender will insist that you are able to show you can do this.

An alternative if the project is not a particularly large one is to take the loan as a repayment. Monthly repayments can almost double but at the end of the loans term it will be paid off and you would not have to find a lump sum to complete the loan. While this is one way to go it would only be viable for those with a small project at hand.

When it comes to the amount a lender will offer for a loan then this will depend on the loan projection costs. If you are looking for 100% in finance then you would have to prove that you have an excellent track record when it comes to property development. The majority of lenders are willing to loan around 70% to 75% of the total costs. A broker will be able to negotiate for this depending on your circumstances and your proposal.

When considering taking out a residential development loan good advice should be the first consideration. While it costs you for the help and advice a broker gives the money that can be saved not to mention the time and stress that is avoided makes it all worthwhile. It is not only newcomers to property development that can benefit but also those who have been in the business for many years.

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