As the client was looking to downsize and wanted to sell his property, he was keen to ensure he achieved the highest possible sale price. This would leave him with a strong nest egg to enjoy in retirement.
The property was located in a premium location with limited housing stock coming to the market, meaning demand for the finished product was very high. The location of this property was particularly appealing as it was located within a large pocket of land, meaning it benefited from a large garden and no neighbours.
The transaction involved splitting the title to release the barn and surrounding land from the main house. The barn was then transferred to an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) Ltd. company, which was used to manage the development.
This made the transaction more complex, as the property that was security for the loan was taken from a larger plot, which had previously formed part of the client’s main residence.
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