May 18, 2020

The importance of using Development Exit finance

Despite the option for people to view and purchase properties being available again, social distancing requirements, an understandably heightened concern over travelling and visiting other homes and the wider economic issues as a result of COVID-19 means property market activity will likely be slow to recover. This leaves developers facing similar challenges to when lockdown...

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May 18, 2020

Case study: Development Exit loan after property sales fell through due to COVID-19

Client: A new-build property development company with a three-year history of working with LendInvest Request: Development Exit loan to clear finance and provide cash flow on a completed Development in the West Midlands. Loan total: £1,627,000 Rate: 0.7% pm (rolled) LTV: 68.9% ————— As lockdown measures began we were approached by a repeat borrower for...

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May 15, 2020

Reaping the benefits of continuous integration: running WordPress on Kubernetes

Operating systems were once, metaphorically, a messy clothes closet of applications. Rooting around in those jumbled closets could be painstaking and disruptive. That was until operating systems began including containers for organising everything inside. That’s an over-simplification, but the point is operating systems are now able to run more quickly and efficiently, without the disruptions...

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May 12, 2020

Case studies: £1.5 million+ bridging deals completed during lockdown

While valuers were struggling to visit occupied properties before lockdown restrictions were loosened, for bridging and development exit deals we were able to continue accepting and proceeding cases as valuers can visit the often empty properties. Using that access, we have been busy completing deals helping property investors get more time to sell their properties,...

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May 11, 2020

Practicing positivity in uncertain times

Here at LendInvest we recognise that the mental wellbeing of our employees is just as important as their physical wellbeing during this time. This is why our People Team recently partnered with a Well Rooted Wellbeing, an innovative workplace wellbeing company run by NHS Clinical Psychologists to support our team whilst we’re all staying at...

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May 7, 2020

How a remote Buy-to-Let deal works

In the weeks since we began working remotely, we have been highlighting how members of the different teams that take our cases from start to finish have been adapting to their new environments. Bringing it all together, we are looking at how a Buy-to-Let case can proceed during lockdown.  While many roles in businesses across...

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May 5, 2020

Case studies: Financing property auction purchases

Property auctions have been resilient in the face of the lockdown measures introduced as a result of COVID-19, continuing remotely and new lots being added to upcoming auctions. As most auction properties are vacant, this means valuations can take place and lenders can support your next bid. Here’s an example of auction purchases we have...

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May 4, 2020

Buying properties at auction during COVID-19

While the residential property market has ground to a halt during the lockdown measures introduced as part of the response to COVID-19, one way property investors can keep moving on their next project is through auctions. Auction properties are less encumbered by lockdown measures because they are often empty, meaning valuers can still visit the...

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April 30, 2020

A day in the life of a remote LendInvest Sales Director

As we’re all settling in to our new way of working out of the office, we’ve been checking in with members of our team each week to find out how their day to day has changed, and the ways they’re staying in close contact with their fellow LendInvesters. Today we’re catching up with one of...

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April 29, 2020

Case studies: Completing Buy-to-Let purchases during lockdown

When lockdown began, our Buy-to-Let team worked quickly to ensure they could still process new cases. But this didn’t mean we forgot about cases already in the pipeline.  In cases where physical valuations had occurred we were still able to complete, and worked remotely with brokers and their clients to get them over the line. ...

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