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Do development loans require collateral?

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Development loans have many conditions and criteria when it comes to applying. Some lenders may require collateral, but also, some may not. It all comes down to the type of loan you choose, your lender’s requirements, and the terms and conditions of your loan.

The requirement of collateral may also depend on the type of development loan that you need, be it residential or commercial. Commercial loans generally do require some form of collateral, either a residential property or another commercial space. With these different factors in play, it can be difficult to know what’s required of you, especially in the early stages of your research into development loans.

Read on below to find out what you’ll need in terms of collateral for your development loan.

Do all development loans require collateral?

Whether or not your development loan will depend on what type of loan you’ve been approved for. Most lenders split property development into two parts, which can have very different approval processes, fees and interest rates. 

Residential property developments are a small scale development of up to four units. If your property development is greater than four residential units, lenders are likely to class it as commercial property development. Since there are different types of development loans, it makes sense that both have different criteria when it comes to applying.

Ultimately, it’s up to your lender whether or not your development loan will require collateral. It’s always best to check with your lender ahead of time so that you aren’t’ surprised later on. Generally speaking, it’s possible that your residential development loan may not require collateral, however, that would depend on the terms and conditions of the loan that you have agreed to.

However, most commercial development loans, regardless of the lender, will require collateral to be put up.

What can be used as collateral for a commercial development loan?

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In the case of a commercial development loan, the property you will offer as security for your loan can potentially have a big impact on the amount a lender will allow you to borrow.

Offering your own home as collateral may be an option to help you access a better interest rate, however, other commercial properties are usually a good type of security for your loan. Other security options may include office or retail space, warehouses, factories or residential property.

If you list a property as collateral for your loan, your lender may want to perform a detailed valuation of the property to work out the details of your loan amount.

What else do you need to apply for a development loan?

Depending on what type of development loan you choose to apply for, different forms of documentation may be needed. Some lenders may take a tougher approach when considering an application for a development loan, meaning that you might need to provide a range of personal details and extra documentation in addition to the lending standard criteria.

Along with the usual forms of identification such as a drivers’ licence or a passport, you will need to provide your financial details. Documents such as bank statements and details of your assets and liabilities may also be needed.

Your lender may also ask for details of the property you want to purchase, such as its location, as well as requesting a professional valuation to determine how much the property is worth.

It’s always worth speaking directly to your lender to find out what exactly will be required of you.

Where does Tiger Finance come in?

With Tiger Finance, we can help to get you a loan in four easy steps. You will have a free consultation with one of our specialists, and we will tailor-make you a loan. We will negotiate with lenders on your behalf before you are approved.

We have helped countless Australians with both good and bad credit ratings to be funded for their dream development. We understand that lending criteria from other lenders are too strict and can stop you from achieving your goals.

How we can help

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Our finance specialists can help you find the right development loan for your project. Development loans are a complicated topic, but we will find a loan that makes your dream project that much easier.

If you are one of the many Australians finding getting a development loan difficult, Tiger Finance can make the process simple and pain-free. Call us today for your free initial consultation!

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