Deal of the Month February 2020: Separating Out a Listed Building

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We love a challenge here at Pure Commercial Finance, and February’s ‘Deal of the Month’ was certainly a head-scratcher at first. Read all about the project below.


About the Deal

The property in question is listed, but only the front face is protected. Therefore, our client came to us came to us seeking a bridging loan which would allow them to split the title on the building so that the front and back of the building could be deemed separate entities.

Once completed, they could then take advantage of permitted development rights on the rear of the building, which would not be possible with the listed building status.

The plans are to complete a commercial conversion, turning the front into flats with the face unchanged.

We were happy to help and secured a gross bridging loan worth £158,000 with a 60% LTV.

Completing this deal means the property is owned by two separate limited companies in a joint venture and the refurb from commercial to residential can now go ahead.


It’s ‘Pure’ Flexibility!

Sometimes, a project can seem impossible. However, a lot of the time there is a financial solution. You just need to know where to look.

If you find yourself requiring a custom finance deal like our client of the month, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team to see how we can help make your plans a reality.


Article By Ben Lloyd

February 2nd, 2020

Ben is the Director and Co-Founder of the Pure Group and Managing Director of Pure Property Finance.

Following a career in Barclays, where Ben was in the real estate finance team for 8 years, he decided that the market needed a more forward-thinking type of commercial brokerage so founded Pure Commercial Finance (now Pure Property Finance), the first company within the Pure Group.

Ben has extensive experience across the real estate sector and has participated in over £2bn of real estate transactions during the course of his career.

Ben oversees the general strategy at Pure Group and works with the senior leadership team to drive the Group forward. Ben is also on the Executive Committee of FIBA.

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