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Property owners must be proactive to ensure compliance in light of proposed EPC requirement changes

First introduced in 2008, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates a property’s energy efficiency on a scale from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G being the least. The EPC also includes tips on how to improve a building’s energy efficiency using cost-effective methods. However, the Government recently proposed some important…

Supporting experienced property developers with thorough and efficient decision-making

Supporting experienced property developers with thorough and efficient decision-making Supporting experienced property developers with thorough and efficient decision-making Experienced property developers understand that time is of the essence when it comes to securing funding, and for this reason, they often rely upon trustworthy short-term property finance providers to ensure the opportunity is not lost. This…

Horse racing proves no hurdle to business

At Signature Property Finance, we strongly believe in the power of the relationships we build with our clients. So it was gratifying to host a table at this year’s Grand National and enjoy a day away from business with the team from Watts Commercial Finance. The weather held fair for the most part and we…

Wales rugby legend Scott Quinnell agrees role with Signature Property Finance

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Wales rugby legend Scott Quinnell as Signature Property Finance’s first brand ambassador, following our strong performance in 2021 where we delivered over £44M in loans to property developers. After a 15-year career in rugby that included 52 caps for Wales and two British & Irish Lions tours,…

How are Land Registry delays impacting the property market?

Long before any of us had even heard of COVID-19, the Land Registry was operating at a significant delay. The ‘registration gap’ as it’s more commonly known is certainly not a new problem, however, the pandemic has certainly contributed to waiting times. Couple this with the recent Stamp Duty holiday and the resulting boom in…

Trust your instinct when making important funding decisions

As a finance broker, when you have a client that needs to fund their property development project, whether it’s a new build, purchase and refurbishment, or a conversion, it’s a big deal for them and you need to make a good impression, because it could lead to more work in the future. So, you go…

Top seven tips for property flipping

House prices have risen by an average of 13.2 percent over the last year, with a noticeable surge in property investment having a sizeable impact on demand, and ultimately prices. Those looking to make money from investing in safe assets such as bricks and mortar will have benefitted greatly from a market reinvigorated by the…

Builders delaying jobs due to lack of materials makes project funding critical

One advantage of having Relationship Managers across the UK, is that Signature understands the national property market, which despite the London and South East focus in the news, means we can react to local situations and shape deals accordingly. Nationally, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is reporting that almost 90% of small to medium-sized…

Where did your deposit come from?

Tom Howells, Legal Director at Signature Property Finance We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, but in our line of business, clarity means everything. Deals that involve such tight timescales, huge amounts of capital and a complex legal infrastructure should only ever be approached in an upfront, open and honest manner. Otherwise, it’s…

Signature secures speedy finance deal to save client thousands in Stamp Duty

Signature was able to instruct a valuer from across its wide-reaching contact base to attend site at only a day’s notice, with the valuer in turn delivering the required documentation two days from legal instruction on 30th June, saving the client £32,500. Bobby Paul of Abundant Finance “Completing this deal was going to be an…

“I’ve the utmost respect for Signature. When I have the right deal, I speak to Tony and his team. There is nothing complicated about Signature, they just work hard to deliver the right products, with a fast, efficient service, based on what brokers, developers and investors need.”

Simon Harrison, Flexible Commercial Funding Ltd

5 Tips for heavy refurb

Relationship Manager Bob Stones shares some tips to ensure your next heavy refurbishment project is successful.

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