Development Finance

With over 40 years of experience in development finance, we understand the issues you face when building and developing property. We provide short-term development finance for residential and commercial projects across England and Wales. The loans are financed through our private client investors. No bank borrowing is required.

If you’re a Builder/Developer/Finance Broker looking for development finance, then we want to hear from you.

Helmsley are developers in our own right and have an enviable track record/portfolio including the development of specialist residential conversions, Listed Buildings, commercial HQ buildings, Barns etc. Think of Helmsley as experienced developers that lend money to other builders/developers. We are not your traditional “banking institution”; we are a property-based lending specialist as well as being patrons of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) and members of the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL).

We are proud of the fact that we do not have a rigid application form. Each property and each loan is considered individually to assess that particular deal’s viability. The flexibility of our lending policy is what attracts borrowers to us time and time again. Some of our repeat Borrowers are on their 7th and 8thschemes with us.

Why choose Helmsley Group for Development Finance?

  • Loans from £250,000 to £2 million
  • 100% funded deals and joint ventures considered
  • Short term lending from 6 to 18 months
  • First charges only
  • In principle decision within 24 hours
  • 40+ years’ in-house property development experience
  • Residential, offices, retail and industrial developments accepted
  • Site visits made by Chartered Surveyors and financial decision makers
  • Interest rates from 1% per month
  • 60% LTV
  • Interest can usually be rolled up
  • Introducer fees paid

Please note that Helmsley Group's lending activities are not regulated by the FCA and Helmsley Group does not provide “Regulated Mortgage products”

What our clients say

“The cases Helmsley Group have funded for us have been of a type not funded by other lenders for some time, but they saw the deals for what they were and were happy to provide the required funds. Helmsley Group commit themselves to completing the deal as quickly as possible once they have approved the application. This is very comforting in an otherwise extremely unstable market.”

Business Finance Bureaux Limited

“Helmsley Group are probably the best kept secret of the development finance world and whilst selfishly we’d perhaps like it to stay that way we cannot recommend them enough for the sheer transparency and simplicity of their product. When talking to Helmsley Group you are liaising with a team of chartered surveyors who in their own right are accomplished developers but who just happen to be a lender too, the reverse of the norm and refreshingly so.”

CHOICE Business Finance

““With Helmsley Group we can be assured that we are able to discuss potential applicants sensibly with a common sense ‘can do’ approach, which is rather unique amongst funders who claim to be able to assist with development finance. Indeed, they are one of the few lenders who can seriously claim to ‘do what it says on the side of the tin’.”

Bedrock Business Finance

“The crucial point is that Helmsley Group deliver on their commitment and release funds and that is the vital part of any broker’s life as that’s when we actually earn and that key point is not lost on Helmsley.”

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For more information about development finance fill in our call back form or call us on 01904 682800

The development finance team

Gerard Keary ACIB
Non-Executive Director
Richard Peak MRICS
Managing Director

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Registered in England and Wales No. 04241081.
Registered Office: Colenso House, 1 Omega Monks Cross Drive,
Huntington, York, YO32 9GZ

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