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Avamore completes two-day bridge

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  • 15/09/2020
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Avamore completes two-day bridge
Avamore Capital has closed a £271,471 bridge, with the deal taking two days to underwrite and complete.

 

The transaction had a loan to value (LTV) of 64.6 per cent and was issued for a six-month term.

It will then be refinanced onto a pre-agreed development facility with Avamore Capital.

The borrower bid for a development site at auction and Avamore originally issued terms for a development loan however, the borrower was under pressure to exchange on his purchase and did not want to lose the site.

Further reports, documentation and checks were required for the completion of the development loan, so Avamore restructured the deal into a bridge followed by a development loan.

Avamore re-issued bridging terms to the borrower and the broker Dynamo and, after these were accepted, the deal was underwritten in two days to ensure that the borrower would receive the funds for purchase within the required time frame.

The site has prior planning to be demolished and replaced with a two-storey building of three self-contained flats.

Avamore said it took comfort in the strength of the scheme, the borrower’s previous experience on similar projects and the expected value of the completed property. The lender was therefore confident in the revised deal structure it offered to the broker’s customer.

Ying Tan, founder and chief executive of Dynamo, said: “Avamore were extremely helpful from the outset. We’ve been impressed by their willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and ability to move quickly to meet our client’s timescale.

“These are certainly qualities that as a broker we value highly and we look forward to working with Avamore on future projects.”

Adam Butler, Avamore’s relationship manager, added: “I am really pleased that we were able to get this transaction over the line.

“It’s the first time we have worked with the borrower and broker and so it was more important than ever that we maintained clear lines of communication.

“They were transparent about the borrower’s situation throughout which meant that we were ready to react to whatever he needed to ensure that the deal didn’t fall through.

“It was great teamwork and I am really looking forward to re-financing the project onto a development facility as we had originally planned. Things are rarely straightforward and so, I’m pleased that we were able to get the best outcome for the customer despite some unexpected challenges.”

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