The decision to value it remotely, despite the complexity of the asset, was taken to limit costs and help the applicant enable a quick completion to avoid costly penalty charges.
Aspen Bridging has used a desktop valuation to lend against a prime six storey commercial property in Moorgate comprising of both offices undergoing substantial works and a ground floor restaurant.
The client was coming to the end of their existing debt finance agreement which spanned several properties and needed to obtain a shortfall, so used the Moorgate building to facilitate a total £5m refinance.
The case was introduced by Callum Taylor, director at Watts Commercial, who approached Aspen for the bridge.
Following its Rapid Desktop process the lender instructed both the desktop valuation with VAS Group and legals within hours of being approached.
Aspen also used their Remote Signing Policy and the Fieldfisher London office drop-off to enable the client to sign and provide security documents swiftly.
The £620,000 deal was completed at on a Flat Rate of 0.89% with no exit fees on an 18-month term.
Jack Coombs (pictured), director at Aspen Bridging, said: “This deal was enabled by our confidence in our professional partners and our asset team, who visited the property themselves. Aspen completed as required for the client with minimum hassle and thus avoiding substantial valuation costs.”
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