Octane provides £4.3m bridging loan that needed 21 valuations

Michael Lloyd

March 6, 2019

Octane Capital has provided a £4.3m bridging loan on a nine-month term that needed 21 valuations.

The deal was for an experienced landlord who required the funding for business purposes and involved a £1.2m capital raise across a 21-unit portfolio of commercial, residential and mixed-use properties, with the additional funding used for business reasons.

Mark Posniak, managing director, Octane Capital, said: “This case highlights how strong working relationships between lenders, solicitors and surveyors can get even the most complex deals completed in record time.

“The deal was underwritten by Rick Hollingsworth, Graham Butcher and overseen by director of credit, Matt Smith, who pulled everything together in time to make this happen.

“I would like to extend my praise to Laura Brown, Steve Clinning and their colleagues at Howard Kennedy for their hard work and determination to get this complex deal over the line in time. It was fantastic teamwork all round.”

Reflecting how complex the case was 21 valuations were undertaken across London by Capital Value, Taylor Wilkinson, Alexander Lawson and LSH.

It was introduced by Adam Stiles, mortgage and protection consultant at Keystone Wealth Management.

Howard Kennedy carried out the legal due diligence for the transaction and received the property packs just one week before the deadline. The team managed to produce 13 Report on Titles (RoTs) 24 hours before completion day.

Due to the quick turnaround, the borrower was able to sign their finance documents a full day before an already tight deadline.

Adam Stiles, mortgage and protection consultant, Keystone, added: “This was a difficult transaction and I honestly didn’t think we could get this paid out in three weeks.

“There were so many different assets, some of which were part way through refurbishment, that made up the property portfolio.

“But for complex and urgent deals Octane are always my first port of call. It is fantastic working with the team there and I look forward to sending more clients their way in the future.”


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