£8.2 million UK bridging loan for offshore BVI limited company in Kensington, London

Location: Kensington, London

Loan Amount: £8,200,000

Finance Category: Development Finance

The Story

Our client was a British Virgin Islands Ltd company held in trust to a QROPS.

The property was a property in W8 which had been reduced to a shell.

The client had funds for the refurbishment works but the current lender was calling in their loan as they had not agreed to the works taking place.

We needed an urgent bridge on a property that was uninhabitable and owned in the name of an offshore entity.

The property was valued at £12m, and our clients needed a loan of £8m. The property would be sold post-works.

The Challenge

Since the crash of 2008/9, many lenders have pulled away from high-value units in central London.

Although these units sell, they do take longer and a bridging loan is short-term lending and so we had to be sure there was demand for the finished property.

Working with agents, we were able to demonstrate two serious buyers for the property, post-works.

The added complication of the ownership structure meant we needed a lender experienced with complex ownership structures.

The Solution

Fox Davidson secured finance at 1.1% per month for a term of 12 months.

The works were completed on time and our client went on to sell the property several months later to one of the buyers we identified at the outset.


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Wesley Davidson

Director & Property Finance Consultant

About: Wesley has been in the industry for 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of property finance. His real passion is working with property developers on the funding of development sites. His work ethos is to constantly gain more knowledge in order to better himself and offer more to clients and to be contactable at all times, this sets him apart from his peers.

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