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Bridging facility to unlock estate investments for immediate cash needs

Loan Amount: £500k
Structure: Bridging finance
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

In a challenging time following the passive of our client’s father, they were seeking funds to secure a new property and had a shortfall of £500k. A significant amount of £1.4m was tied up in investments within the estate but, as probate had not been granted, this could not be liquidated.

Senior Associate Andy Jacovou devised a practical solution whereby the investments within the estate were used as collateral for the loan, securing the required funds.

The arrangement was structured to accommodate the clients’ circumstances so that interest was deferred and allowed to accumulate for up to 2 years, easing the burden of immediate payments.

This approach not only enabled the client to secure the desired property, but also ensured a smooth transition. Following the grant of probate, the investments were liquidated, allowing for timely repayment.

Second charge bridge to fuel expansion plans

Loan Amount: £850k
Structure: Second charge
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

A growing business urgently required a second charge bridging loan to fuel expansion plans. With a strict deadline looming and prior financial commitments in place, the client needed swift access to funds to capitalise on a promising opportunity.

Senior Associate Andy Jacovou worked closely with the team at Inspired Lending who were able to facilitate a 24-month term, with interest deferred to the end of the term, removing the need for the client to make monthly payments. This collaborative approach ensured the successful and timely facilitation of the bridging loan, enabling the client to pursue expansion plans with confidence.

Semi-commercial restructure to secure funds for ongoing acquisition

Loan Amount: £500k
Structure: Investment
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Our client is the proprietor of a thriving semi-commercial property housing a pizza shop, alongside two residential flats, comprising a 6-bed HMO and a 5-bed HMO. These properties, held under a limited company, boast a combined valuation exceeding £1m.

Seeking to secure £500k for an ongoing acquisition, Senior Associate Dak Lam devised a strategic solution which involved restructuring the property title by segregating the flats onto long-term leaseholds. Additionally, Dak recommended establishing a subsidiary SPV, where the holding company would retain ownership of the food establishment while becoming a shareholder in the new SPV.

Simultaneously, Dak identified a lender receptive of the proposed structure, accommodating the long leasehold arrangement, retention of two flats under a single title, and the segregation of the hot food business into a separate entity. This streamlined approach ensured our client’s financing needs were met, while optimizing the property’s potential future growth and investment

Two commercial warehouse units

Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Objective & outcome.

As a result of buying out their business partner, this client needed to remortgage their two commercial warehouses. The existing insurer would not note the lenders interest, therefore they needed to obtain a new insurance policy.

Solstar sourced a policy which covered both units, whilst noting the lenders interest and at a lower cost than their existing policies.

The client was extremely happy with the outcome as this enabled completion of the remortgage without any delays.

Solstar can arrange a full suite of protection policies that will not only compliment your clients mortgage applications, but will also prevent delays at completion please get in touch.

Hospitality premises covering light refurb

Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Objective & outcome.

This client was purchasing a pub/restaurant which was undergoing light refurbishment before the grand opening.

Solstar sourced the perfect insurance solution which covered the premises whilst it was unoccupied in order to complete the final works, and would then switch to cover the business once trading.

By using our in-house insurance brokers, you can obtain converting insurance policies prior to completion, reducing risks of delay.

Solstar can arrange a full suite of protection policies that will not only compliment your clients mortgage applications, but will also prevent delays at completion please get in touch.

Listed building holiday let

Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Objective & outcome.

This client was entering the holiday let market for the first time and was seeking cover for their Grade II listed building, including fixtures and features, prior to completing on the purchase.

Solstar identified that accidental damage, landlords’ contents, legal expenses, home emergency and public liability would be beneficial to cover all eventualities and found the perfect comprehensive cover in just 24hrs from initial enquiry.

As a first-time holiday let landlord, the client was thrilled that the stress of searching for the correct policy had been taken away from them, and they could now embark on their new venture.

Solstar can arrange a full suite of protection policies that will not only compliment your clients mortgage applications, but will also prevent delays at completion please get in touch.

Warehouse Purchase

Loan Amount: £3.98m
Structure: Investment
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Simultaneous refinance and purchase of two large commercial units.

This client owned a large warehouse with a small amount of remaining debt. Sirius were tasked with raising the funds for the acquisition of a second commercial premises in the South of England. Sirius successfully negotiated for one lender to simultaneously facilitate a refinance of the existing asset to extract funds to be used for the purchase as well as provide the required debt for the new purchase.

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BTL Incorporation

Loan Amount: £20m
Structure: CommerciaMortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 65%

Portfolio incorporation comprising 129 properties of varied asset classes.

A highly experienced BTL investor and developer consulted Sirius in the midst of restructuring their operations for tax efficiencies. Their accountant was forming a new limited company structure to hold their properties of varied asset classes including semi-commercial, residential, HMO and MUFBs. Sirius, aware the client had a requirement for a capital raise of £3m, arranged a single 65% LTV facility of £20m for 76 of their properties, leaving 53 unencumbered. All parties worked tirelessly to meet the restructure’s 4 week deadline.

Advisor
Dak Lam, Senior Associate
0208 092 4423
dak.lam@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Joint Venture Development

Loan Amount: £3.15m
Structure: Joint Venture Equity, Stretch Senior
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Development consisting of seven apartments and seven houses in Middlesex.

Sirius was approached by a developer looking to fund the acquisition and development of scheme comprised of 7 apartments and 7 houses. The site was to be acquired through acquisition thus presenting a tight 6 week deadline for the purchase for which we were able to meet. The oversees client had limited experience but Sirius secured 11% of the funding via a credible Joint Venture partner and the remainder via a reputable specialist lender providing 100% of the total costs.

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Development Funding

Loan Amount: £24.96m
Structure: Senior Mezzanine
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

248 unit residential development in Birmingham.

This long term client of Sirius required a stretched development facility for their latest project, the acquisition and development of a 248 multi unit residential scheme in Birmingham. Due to the complexity of the scheme, Sirius negotiated a syndicated senior facility between two lenders and also introduced two mezzanine lenders in order to secure the required funds at over 90% LTC. Sirius also pre agreed a take out facility with the same senior lender once the property had been developed and let.

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Commercial Investment

Loan Amount: £12m
Structure: Term Loan
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Refinance of Investment Portfolio.

This portfolio had existing facilities due to expire, of which refinancing was proving difficult due to the owner being aged over 75 years without a succession plan in place. There were also pre-existing planning issues that proved problematic for some lenders. The client had managed to agree a refinance facility with a bank, only for the bank to pull out close to the completion date. This put the client in a difficult situation, but Sirius were able to leverage lender relationships to swiftly secure another lender and push through to completion in just 11 days.

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Development Funding for 12 Houses

Loan Amount: £2.76m
Structure: Senior Mezzanine
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property GDV: £3.9m

New build scheme with social housing allocation.

Sirius worked with a long term client to arrange funding for their scheme comprising 12 new build houses in Essex, two of which to be allocated as social housing, with a GDV of £3,938,000. Sirius successfully establish an agreement between a senior lender and a mezzanine lender to secure the £2,760,000 of finance required to proceed with the build.

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Development Exit Facility

Loan Amount: £1.5m
Structure: SPV
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 60%

5 new build resiedntial apartments.

This developer had used their own funds to build 5 new residential apartments. Prior to the sale of these properties, they had identified a new development opportunity and needed liquidity to start the scheme. Sirius were able to secure a low rate development exit loan on the client’s current development at 60% leverage in just 6 weeks, including a re-inspection.

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Multi Unit Develpment Funding

Loan Amount: £18.3m
Structure: Senior Mezzanine
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

145 apartment scheme

The client required a re-finance to exit an existing lender arrangement and then further funds to complete the build of a part permitted development and part new build scheme of 145 flats . Sirius secured £15.5m of senior debt comprising a dual facility; the majority of the debt on a 2-year development exit loan with no ERC’s, plus an improvement loan to complete the additional block. Mezzanine debt of £2.8m arranged to assist senior loan until practical completion of entire scheme.

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Opco-Propco Commercial Purchase

Loan Amount: £1.8m
Structure: Investment, Bridging, VAT Loan
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

3 Separate loans enabling the acquisition of a commercial property.

The clients approached Sirius to assist in securing an investment loan for a commercial property acquisition for their trading business. In their portfolio was an unencumbered BTL, Sirius raised the deposit using the investment security as the security with funds drawn down in two weeks. VAT was payable on the purchase, so a VAT loan with no charge against the asset was procured for the clients in less than a week, this allowed the commercial purchase to successfully complete.

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Development Exit

Loan Amount: £7.7m
Structure: Residential Investment Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Part investment and part sale.

This North London developer had been let down by their previous broker/lender partnership and were under time pressure to refinance. Taking the market conditions into consideration it was agreed that the best route would be to split the freehold into leaseholds to allow the client to both sell and retain units. Sirius secured the maximum leverage in order to repay the existing loan and retain 11 units on an investment mortgage. Sirius arranged bridging finance for the remaining 2 units in order for the client to sell. Despite the complex ownership structure in the background, which involved a mixture of BVI, foreign national and UK investors, Sirius advisors guided the deal to successful completion within 8 weeks.

Advisor
Robert Heywood, Senior Associate
0208 092 4410
robert.heywood@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Wimbledon Portfolio

Loan Amount: £5.83m
Structure: Residential Investment Mortgage, Bridge
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Warehouse conversion and portfolio refinance.

Sirius secured this aspiring landlord the funds to convert an old warehouse in to seven high-end residences to be retained for rental upon completion. Sirius was reappointed to refinance the development onto one investment product to include other existing properties in their portfolio. It became apparent that the developer had made alterations to the assets outside of the original planning consent making securing a mortgage challenging. The varied nature of the portfolio, from HMO’s to prime single dwellings, added an additional layer of complexity when finding suitable lenders to partner with. The entire portfolio was reviewed simultaneously and a bespoke finance package structured by Sirius was secured.

Advisor
Robert Heywood, Senior Associate
0208 092 4410
robert.heywood@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Land Split Home Development

Loan Amount: £235k Bridge / £230k BTL Refinance
Structure: Bridge, Residential Investment Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Bridge with land split and refinance to BTL.

This client was seeking finance to purchase a house and fund a subsequent development within the property’s vast garden. They required Sirius to structure a seamless debt package allowing them to split the title once purchased and refinance the existing house to a Buy To Let facility and build a new property on the adjoining land. The challenge was that no lender would provide funding where there was planning consent on their proposed security. Sirius provided a two-step solution, a bridge facility to secure the property followed by the introduction of a BTL loan on the existing home whilst the title was split into two. This allowed the client to begin the planning process on the new title.

Advisor
Dak Lam, Senior Associate
0208 092 4423
dak.lam@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Buy to Let Purchase

Loan Amount: £332k
Structure: BTL Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 63%

Acquisition of apartment for aspiring landlords.

The clients had limited credit history and income but were keen to invest in their first BTL, a South London flat valued at £0.5m. The vendor created further challenges by threatening to levy significant fees if a specific completion date was not met. Sirius remained vigilant in the application process and applied pressure on the lender and associated professional teams to encourage prompt agreements. Sirius chose to place the client with a lender with which there was a trusting relationship in place with key decision makers. When the clients became trapped in Kenya due to pandemic restrictions, Sirius were able to overcome this by encouraging an exceptional level of flexibility from the lender with regards to their ID process and document signing. A relentless and proactive attitude achieved a successful and timely completion for all parties.

Advisor
Dak Lam, Senior Associate
0208 092 4423
dak.lam@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Residential Multi Unit Investment

Loan Amount: £1.5m
Structure: Senior Debt
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Refinance for 3 blocks of apartments.

This portfolio had existing facilities due to expire, of which refinancing was proving difficult due to the owner being aged over 75 years without a succession plan in place. There were also pre-existing planning issues that proved problematic for some lenders.

The client had managed to agree a refinance facility with a bank, only for the bank to pull out close to the completion date. This put the client in a difficult situation, but Sirius were able to leverage lender relationships to swiftly secure another lender and push through to completion in just 11 days. To discuss an opportunity with our team please get in touch.

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Part Built Student Development

Loan Amount: £70m
Structure: Senior
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

439 bed accommodation in the North East.

Sirius entered this scheme mid way through the build – various complications including construction delays and deposit mechanisms changing in the country of several of the off plan buyers had caused the need for an urgent refinance. The UK SPV required 70% refinance and 100% build costs to continue. Sirius were able to raise the funds required to complete the 439 unit student scheme including debt to cover extra units added post build commencing.

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Scotland BTL Incorporation

Loan Amount: £3.5m
Structure: Commercial Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 60%

28 house buy-to-let portfolio incorporation.

Experienced BTL landlords with a residential portfolio of 28 houses across Scotland and England were seeking to transfer the assets to a Limited Company structure in order to receive CGT and SDLT relief. Sirius raised funds to repay existing debt, leaving the Scotland properties unencumbered, and agreed a 60% LTV 5 year fixed mortgage for the remainder of the properties across three lenders within two weeks.

Advisor
Dak Lam, Senior Associate
0208 092 4423
dak.lam@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Development Exit

Loan Amount: £6.85m
Structure: Senior Finance
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

20 apartment and 22 house development.

The client came to Sirius with their development scheme already underway, a new build site in Kent comprising 20 apartments and 22 houses. They required a development exit plan to conincide with the development being signed off by building control, the exisiting lender’s repayment deadline and ensuring the site was complete and lettings agreed. Sirius co-ordinated the process, liaising with all parties and ultimately ensuring the new lender’s expectations were met and the funds secured within the tight time frames. The successful transaction released equity for the developer that they were able to invest in further development sites, all of which Sirius are arranging further funds for.

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PR Agency Purchase

Loan Amount: £1.5m
Structure: Senior
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Owner Occupier mortgage.

The client required a £1.5m loan to enable the purchase of commercial premises in Southwark for £2m. The premises were to provide offices for the client’s business to trade from and the client wanted a loan structured over a 15-year term on a capital and repayment basis. Sirius were able to secure this funding.

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New Home Purchase

Loan Amount: £1.2m
Structure: Standard
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 65%

Acquisition for complex income stream client.

The client approached Sirius with a 12 week completion deadline for the purchase of a £1.85 new home for which they were seeking a mortgage of minimum £1m. Their complex and varied income stream meant an absence of three years of accounts leading them to be turned away from the highstreet banks. The clients income also came in larger sums intermittently thus the preference was for an income only mortgage. Sirius was able to source a private bank with more scope to take a flexible view. Sirius utilised one year of accounts and a second year of proposed income from the client’s accountant to successfully secure a product providing 65% LTV with a loan of £1.2m, exceeding the borrowers expectations.

Advisor
Neil Chambers, Senior Associate
0208 092 4414
07970 756 588
neil.chambers@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Let To Buy

Loan Amount: £720k LTB, £960k Mortgage
Structure: Let to Buy, Residential First Charge Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Let of existing residence to facilitate purchase of dream home.

A client wanted to secure a new home and was unable to wait for the sale of their existing property in order to fund the purchase. Their income alone didn’t meet the borrowing criteria to obtain a mortgage for the desired property. Sirius converted their existing loan onto to a Let-to-Buy mortgage at a higher LTV thus realising a portion of equity. The additional funds were enough to purchase their dream home.

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New Home Purchase

Loan Amount: £2.2m
Structure: Standard
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Complex income stream client.

A HNW individual was seeking a £2.2m loan to purchase a home valued at £3m. The client had a complex income structure derived from multiple sources, some of which were overseas. Sirius were able to leverage our strong relationships with lenders to secure the required funds from a private bank in just 8 weeks.

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New Home Purchase

Loan Amount: £800k
Structure: Standard
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Tax exempt income.

The client required £800,000 to purchase a new home, but had difficulty obtaining a mortgage due to the annual income source being a betting syndicate. They produced tax records that showed this income to be consistent over a 10-year period, but because proceeds from gambling is tax exempt, the income was not acceptable for most banks. At Sirius, we were able to leverage our strong relationships with lenders and find a lender willing to understand the nature of the client’s income and offer a suitable product to fund the purchase of the property.

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Student Accommodation

Loan Amount: £7.84m
Structure: Commercial Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

94 unit new build apartments.

Following completion of the development, the client needed to refinance a block of 94 student apartments to retain the asset. The existing debt included mezzanine finance and totalled over 70% LTV thus it was crucial that the arrangement fee be added to the new loan in order to cover repayment. As the scheme had only very recently completed during COVID-19 lockdown, the volume of student occupation was lower than anticipated therefore they needed the bank to lend against anticipated post-COVID-19 occupancy. Sirius worked closely with the valuer for them to support the viability of this and were able to secure a first charge commercial mortgage for the freehold.

Advisor
Charlotte Stanford, Senior Associate
0208 092 4418
charlotte.stanford@siriusfinance.co.uk

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Part Build Residential Scheme

Loan Amount: £25m
Structure: Stretch Senior
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTGDV: 75%

Distressed 250 apartment development

The developer for this 250 unit new build scheme had gone over term on their current development facility thus required a sales bridge to sell the first phase and development funds to finish phases 2 and 3. Covid-19 had caused delays to the build and overseas buyers, who had already exchanged on units, had unilateral notices on these apartments. This drastically limited the number of lenders in the market who would consider lending on the development which had left the client unsuccessfully seeking funds for 12 months. In just 8 weeks from initial enquiry, Sirius were able to source a fund to structure the deal in a way that facilitated the developer to sell the complete units and financed the completion of the remainder. This enabled the borrower to preserve the relationship with the existing lender and to reach practical completion in order to execute the pre-sold units.

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LLP to LTD Co – London Portfolio

Loan Amount: £6.25m
Structure: Commercial Mortgage
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property LTV: 60%

Incorporation of 50 unit portfolio in London.

The clients were two experienced landlords who had built up a portfolio of over 50 properties in a LLP valued at circa £17m. In order to be more tax efficient and reduce their monthly payments, they consulted Sirius to transfer the properties and debt into a LTD Co structure. Sirius secured a deal for 60% LTV enabling them to pay the existing lenders and transfer the entire portfolio to one lender for both a cheaper rate and easier management.

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Portfolio Incorporation

Loan Amount: £1.04m
Structure: Residential BTL
Asset Class: Freehold Residential Property

Block of 6 apartments.

The client, an experienced developer, had historically always developed in their personal name. Upon making the decision to retain their most recent development they required Sirius to assist with incorporating the block of 6 apartments into a ltd company and clearing the existing development finance debt. Sirius were able to swiftly secure a 5 year fixed BTL mortgage of £1,040,000.00.

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Portfolio

CASE STUDIES

  • New Home Purchase
    Loan amount: £800k
    Residential Mortgages
  • New Home Purchase
    Loan amount: £2.2m
    Residential Mortgages
  • Let To Buy
    Loan amount: £720k LTB, £960k Mortgage
    Residential Mortgages
  • New Home Purchase
    Loan amount: £1.2m
    Residential Mortgages