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How to use bridging finance to purchase property at auction

Paul Elliott, Managing Director of Propp sat down to talk about the rise of the property auction and how bridging finance is playing an important part in its growth. Bridging finance traditionally was used to bridge the gap between selling your home and buying a new home or a measure to prevent a chain break. […]Read more

Multi-unit property development stalled after funds ran dry

Careful costing of a property development is key to ensuring your project stays on time and on budget, but even the most experienced builders, property developers and landlords know that it takes just a few bumps in the road to throw these straight out the window.   According to UK Construction Online less than one in […]Read more

When it comes to specialist finance, you must deal with an expert. Always.

Over half of brokers have admitted to providing bridging finance to clients even though they don’t have a good knowledge of the market according to a recent industry report by West One and Brightstar. While its great news that three-quarters of traditional brokers are recognising the important role bridging finance can make to your property […]Read more

Just a 10% deposit needed for a residential bridge with Apex

Apex has launched a pilot product offering 90% LTV against open market value for experienced investors. It’s a great bridging loan for below market value quick flips you may pick up at auction. Property The property must be a residential purchase that will benefit from an uplift in value whilst the bridging loan is in […]Read more

Purchasing a portfolio of 7 HMOs worth £1.8m

A recent portfolio case we handled demonstrates the importance of working with an expert for your finance needs. Our client wanted to use a bridge to obtain a portfolio with a market value of £1.8M but a purchase price of £1.45 million before refinancing onto a BTL mortgage to free up his capital, which is […]Read more

Propp.io onboards MS Lending to its platform in Q2 reshuffle.

The specialist property finance comparison site Propp.io has onboarded MS Lending to cater to the growth of enquires they are seeing for commercial bridges as the sector springs back to life after the pandemic. MS Lending, having launched just 2 months after Propp in January 2021 are relatively new to the scene, but are addressing […]Read more

UK Property Market: Buyers to benefit from greater transparency

These changes represent the first phase in a project by the National Trading Standards and Lettings Agency Team to define what is considered material information for property listings. Coming into effect in May 2022, new advertising rules will make it compulsory for certain property details to be included when introducing a property to market. The […]Read more

Propp.io is investing in the industry’s next generation with Propp Academy

Propp, the UK’s first specialist comparison site is inviting talented and driven individuals who want to get into the specialist property finance industry to kick off their career with them. The Propp platform has taken off and has grown its team by 70% in 12 months and has launched its Academy to meet the demands […]Read more

Propp & Together complete £420k bridge in 48 hours

After being approached by a client at risk of losing over £100k in deposit, the team behind Propp.io, the UK’s first specialist finance comparison site enlisted Together to get the loan over the line in record time. The client was purchasing a new build penthouse apartment, but due to some complications relating to their funds […]Read more

Converting commercial to residential and recouping investment

A client of ours made some excellent choices to enable them to purchase a commercial unit and immediately recoup most of the cash investment they’d made. This allowed them to move straight on to their next project whilst gaining passive rental income and increasing their portfolio. Because the loan amount was higher than the purchase […]Read more

The DPS Rent Index Q3 2021 – Highlights

Rents continue to accelerate Over the last 12 months rents have increased by £38 to a national average of £818. The extensive growth is partly being driven by an increased demand for detached housing as tenants prioritise increased space and gardens as a result of the pandemic. Matt Trevett, Managing Director of The DPS said […]Read more

Bridging Loan: What can you use them for?

The superhero of financing Bridging loan finance is an incredibly versatile tool for investors. They are all about flexibility and fast turnaround times. For anyone needing a bridging loan, speed is always of the essence and it can often feel like a bridging loan is ‘coming to the rescue’. There are three specific needs that […]Read more

Top 5 towns with development potential 2021

The pandemic has accelerated a shift in the way consumers interact with physical space, with increased spending online and working from home having an impact on town and city centres up and down the country. Town and city centres have adapted for centuries on the whims of consumer behaviour, so don’t expect vacant Debenhams stores […]Read more

Propp.io has undertaken a panel refresh as it approaches its first birthday.

Propp’s goal is to transform the way people obtain specialist property finance, by driving transparency and innovation in the sector. Peter Williams, CEO of Propp said “Over the past twelve months we’ve seen countless straightforward cases being rejected by lenders for trivial reasons, which is why it’s so important to build relationships with new lenders […]Read more

CrowdProperty launches product for developments without planning

CrowdProperty has launched a new product to support developers who wish to secure a development prior to receiving planning permission. The finance can be used for a range of projects, with a focus on conversions of existing assets to residential use. The product is even available to developers with limited experience provided they work with […]Read more

EWS1 forms scrapped for buildings under 18m

A panel commissioned by the government has found there is ‘no systemic risk of fire’ in smaller blocks, resulting in the EWS1 forms being scrapped for lower rise blocks. The advice states that fire risk should be managed through alarm systems and sprinklers wherever possible, and added that the majority of the low to medium-rise […]Read more

Planning reform incoming – 1st August

Changes to permitted development rights come into effect on 1st August 2021 Some of the most significant changes to the classification system of PD in a decade are coming into effect next month. So what are the main changes and what do they mean for developers? The new planning law enables unused commercial buildings to […]Read more

The UK’s rental landscape – Discover the top regions for yield growth

Homelet’s annual rental index has arrived – what picture does it paint of the UK’s rental landscape for the year up until May 2021? Rental yields rose 6.4% year-on-year across the UK (excluding Greater London), jumping to £854 while annual growth continues to drag in the city. Which regions saw the highest levels of growth? […]Read more

Key dates for your diary

After a brief teasing of sunshine we’ve enjoyed a wet and cold few weeks which can only mean one thing…summer’s on the way! As the months fly by make sure you don’t miss these deadlines 👇 📅 30th June – Stamp Duty Holiday Changes Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s initiative to boost the property market by suspending […]Read more

Lenders change their foreign national policy

Lenders are making changes to their residential and buy-to-let lending policy for foreign nationals following the introduction of the EU Settlement Scheme. Who is affected? Customers who are EU (excluding Republic of Ireland), EEA and Swiss citizens. What will you need to do? If you fall into one of the groups mentioned above you will […]Read more

Landlords: Electrical safety legislation

New legislation coming into effect on 1st April 2021 will force Landlord’s to have electrical safety inspections carried out by a qualified electrician at least every five years. Read more

Propp adds Allica Bank to its fast growing platform of lenders

Less than six months since going live with 40 lenders upon launch in November, Propp.io – the UK’s first specialist mortgage comparison site is showing no signs of slowing down, having already added 13 lenders to its fintech platform. The most recent of which – Allica Bank. Propp specialises in bridging finance and commercial mortgages […]Read more

Should I invest in property after lockdown?

As light draws at the end of the lockdown tunnel, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what our lives will look like in a post-pandemic world. You may have been wondering ‘is now the time to invest in property?’ Let’s look at why you might want to and how to make it happenRead more

Top tips for buying property at auction

Buying an investment property at auction can be a great way to snap up an investment below market value, but make sure you’ve done your research before you raise your hand... or click you mouse!Read more

Are HMO’s a good investment

Exploring the benefits and considerations of HMO’s and whether they are a good way to diversify your property portfolioRead more

Property News in UK

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We hope to be reporting soon the return of lenders to the commercial playground after a mass slowdown since early 2020 caused lending to drop off a cliff.

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