Bridging

Bridging is essentially property / asset backing lending for short term borrowing. The borrowers age, income and credit profile are largely ignored. The Financial Conduct Authority does NOT regulate Bridging Finance.

Mortgages up to 75% LTV
Easy application process
Useful to “incorporate” existing portfolio ( after tax advice )
Competitive rates

Free Valuation & Legal Fee deals often available.

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Bridging lending has now become mainstream. The rates have almost halved and its now a very competitive marketplace.

Bridging lending comes with a stark warning that you can lose your property very easily. The lenders do not make much profit from the lending but more from default penalties and default interest. You would be foolish to breach the terms of a bridging loan and should enter into one ONLY if you know you can exit before the end date. Whilst it is possible to renew an arrangement its frightfully expensive. The charges are eye-watering.

Used properly this type of loan is a great way to acquire an asset quickly and then re-finance it within the timescales to a more conventional lending source. It us used for time critical deals and where conventional lending isn’t available. Builders, developers and end users use these loans very effectively. They can also be used for bridging the gap between the sale and purchase of a property.

Why choose us?

Here are a few reasons to choose Chess Mortgages.

Experienced advisers

We’ve been advising clients on mortgages for over 40 years.

We move fast

No need to wait; we respond & process applications quickly.

Whole of market

We scour UK lenders, private banks & offshore lenders for deals.

What you need to know…

How much do bridging loans cost ?

The rates vary from 0.5% per month to around 1% per month. Lenders fees are around 2% and the applicant also pays for the valuation fee and both sets of lawyers. Where the property is non-residential or if the loan is not on a first legal charge basis then these rates can be higher.

Whats the typical LTV?

Lenders will consider lending up to 75% LTV and then deduct the interest for the period of the loan. You can also select to pay the interest monthly.

What if I cannot repay?

You will be in default so expect heavy penalties and charges. You run the risk of a LPA Receiver being appointed (at your cost) who can take control of the property and sell it to recoup the loan.

Can I get a bridging loan on my main principle residence?

Yes if its for business purposes. If not then it falls under the FCA rules and will be regulated. An exit route must be there eg sales or refinance and proof is needed by the lender.

What our clients say…

"Excellent service and I would highly recommend to others"

Had the pleasure of instructing Chess Mortgages. Jaz was incredibly professional and impressive in her handling of my remortgage application. My application was dealt with within a week! Excellent service and I would highly recommend Jaz to others. Thank you Jaz!

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Bob stepped in at very notice to assist us when we were in danger of missing out on our perfect home. We were impressed with advice we'd seen Bob provide on a forum, which was clear and sensible. It was later we found out that Chess are award winning mortgage advisors and I can see why.

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I can't thank Jaz and Bob enough for their efforts in helping my wife and I in secure a mortgage. The process was effortless and they took weight off our shoulders. Having gone through getting a mortgage a number of times, I can safely say using Chess was by far the best decision we made. I will be using them again.

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