Roma Finance funds seaside holiday let conversion in seven days

Michael Lloyd

January 15, 2018

Specialist bridging finance lender Roma Finance has completed a bridge in seven days for a customer to purchase and convert a property to a holiday let.

The property was a bungalow in the picturesque town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea overlooking the coastline beach in the North Yorkshire seaside resort.

The loan amounted to £156,000, with £126,000 provided on the first day to acquire the property and the remainder six days later was getting the conversion works started.

Roma now targets completions in under 15 days.

Daniel Hill, bridging specialist at Roma Finance, said: “We had to move quickly to provide the funding in the time scales needed by the customer and our new Fast Track process meant we were able to provide a very satisfactory outcome.

“The property was in an excellent location next to the beach and the business plan for a holiday let had been well thought out by the customer.

“As well as generating good ongoing income, it also meant there would be added value in the property due to the high quality of the conversion works.”

Once converted the holiday let will have a GDV of £325,000 with an annual holiday rental income of £54,000 per annum.

The loan was over six months with the customer exiting the bridge by re-mortgaging with a building society.

Dale Smith, Manhatten Property Solutions Limited, added: “Roma has helped us to expand our portfolio in the last 18 months with speed and efficiency.

“We can now complete deals well inside 28 days with ease which puts us in a much stronger purchasing position.

“They have also helped solve any problems on a one to one basis which you simply wouldn’t find with many other lenders. Highly recommended.”

The customer said: “The team at Roma offer a personal service that is unparalleled in my experience of property lending over the last five years.

“They are quick and efficient all the way through the funding process and we wouldn’t look anywhere but to Roma for our quick bridging requirements. Superb service on all levels.”

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