January 23, 2017

Bridging finance: What you need to know about financing a purchase at auction

Unless you are a cash buyer it is often a good idea to have finance arrangements agreed and a ‘decision in principle’ before you bid for a property. Whether you secure finance before or after the gavel falls, ensuring your necessary finance is in place to fund the purchase within the completion date timeline is...

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January 20, 2017

Response to the scope of the FCA Mortgage Market Study

We give guidance on how the FCA Mortgage Market Study can be expanded to look at other essential areas to improving the experience of obtaining finance

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January 19, 2017

Development Exit: application to completion in just five days

Speed – it’s a common buzzword in the short-term lending market you are no doubt familiar with. But can lenders really deliver on this easy to promise, hard to deliver guarantee? Having been let down by their initial lender, an experienced property developer new to LendInvest approached us requiring fast completion on a refinancing project...

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January 18, 2017

Jon Di Stefano: meet the man leading the growth of London property developer Telford Homes

Jon Di Stefano sits down with LendInvest to discuss the growth of property developer Telford Homes and what he’d put the company’s success down to

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January 16, 2017

#6 Your round-up of the latest property market commentary

Here’s your fortnightly round-up of the latest property market activity and commentary. Make sure the latest on prices, taxes, funding and the housing deficit doesn’t pass you by. Housing and property policy Housing White Paper delayed: The policy proposals first expected for publication late last year were anticipated to be announced on Monday 16th January, but...

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January 13, 2017

Myth-buster: common misconceptions about bridging finance corrected

LendInvest has been a specialist bridging lender since 2008 at the heart of a sector that has become increasingly competitive and professional over the years. Despite a surge in media coverage, a few stubborn myths about bridging finance linger. Here are the most common misconceptions. Once unpicked they reveal bridging finance to be a useful...

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January 12, 2017

A small-scale developer’s guide to planning

Navigating the planning system can be a complex task. Chris Lloyd director of AZ Urban Studio, an independent town planning and development consultancy, presented at the first LendInvest Development Academy course for aspiring property developers. Here he answers the questions at the heart of the planning process, to give developers an expert’s guide to the...

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January 9, 2017

LendInvest CEO Christian Faes shares business tips on Jazz FM

On Saturday morning, amid jazz riffs and licks, LendInvest CEO Christian Faes joined Elliot Moss on Jazz FM to chat about how LendInvest works and how it came to be. The two drill down into Christian’s experiences as a company founder to share knowledge other business leaders can learn from. Listen here. Enjoy! Here’s a quick look at some...

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January 6, 2017

Industry Hub founder Savannah de Savary on getting more women in PropTech

Savannah de Savary, one of 2016’s top 25 PropTech influencers is the founder of Industry Hub, an online platform and professional community that connects real estate developers with consultants. Her company was born after her time spent working at a development firm in New York, where she discovered the absence of a trusted shortcut for...

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January 4, 2017

#5 Your round-up of the latest property market commentary

2016 was the year of “regulation, regulation, regulation”: Industry leaders are describing this year as one which will be shaped by the effects of new policy. June saw the UK vote to leave the European Union. With many bracing themselves for the worst in the wake of the vote, it became clear that there was no...

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