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by Peter Davies on 30th October 2020



We were approached by an experienced developer purchasing a high street terrace property for conversion. They intended on retaining the commercial ground floor element but wanted to convert the upper floors into three residential flats.


Semi-commercial refurbishment and a conversion bridging loan of over £1 million was required to carry out the development successfully. In order to secure the desired amount and to maximise the day one net loan, it was essential that a lender value the property with the benefit of planning, and finance against this value, not solely the purchase price. This made things tricky as typically lenders will finance against the lower of either the purchase price or the existing value of the property.


Peter Davies, our experienced specialist finance broker, was able to approach his network with the unconventional case and successfully secured finance with the lender willing to lend against the value of the property WITH planning, which gave a significantly higher figure than the purchase price – ideal for the developer’s requirements.


Peter Davies


Written by Peter Davies


Starting his career in property and finance with Connells Estate Agents more years ago than he cares to remember, Peter was first employed as a sales negotiator before moving across into the Financial Services arm as a mortgage adviser. During this time he studied for, and passed, all three elements that make up the FPC qualification and in addition gained the CeMAP qualification. After 5 years with Connells he joined John Charcol in 2002. Based in the Canary Wharf office he remained with Charcol until joining Coreco in August 2009 shortly after the business was established. Better known as Taff, he now works within the Specialist team here at Coreco Towers dealing with the extremely varied requirements of their many clients.

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