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185 Washington Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6BB

Developer: Michelle Kennedy

loan amount


interest paid*


funds pledged


number of investors


% of target pledged

Fully Funded

project type

Conversion to HMO

loan term

up to 8 months


1st charge

project phasing

1 of 1

floor area


purchase price/value


cost of work


loan to value


est. sales value (gdv)**


owed at exit to gdv***


strategy & vision

Michelle Kennedy, the borrower, has a 3 year purchase lease option starting from January 2015 on this property which is being converted to a 6 bed HMO (House of Multiple Occupation).

The completion date for this is 22nd December

This means she has the right to purchase the property at the agreed price at any time in the 3 year period. However the intention is to purchase it as soon as the refurbishment work has been done.

The agreed purchase price is £180,000. The property is currently a 3 storey mid terraced town house comprising 5 bedrooms. The house requires a full programme of refurbishment works that will cost £30,000 including a new central heating system, 3 en-suites and reconfiguration of kitchen/living area.

According to the RICS valuation once the work is complete the property will be worth £290,OOO on a bricks and mortar basis. However, the property will be let out as a 6 bed licensed HMO with an expected gross annual income of £38,700, which the RICS surveyor has valued as £387,000 on a commercial basis.

On completion of the refurbishment the developer will purchase the property with the help of the loan from CrowdProperty and then refinance it six months later with an HMO mortgage.

The loan will be secured by first charge on the property.

The initial drawdown will be of £165,000, therefore the initial LTV will be 56.9%. Further funds will be released as the project progresses.

If the property was being refurbished to sell then the profit would be approx £56,083 based on the bricks and mortar value and total project costs of £233,917. However as this is such a profitable HMO the developer will retain the property to benefit from the healthy monthly positive cash flow.

The developer profit is estimated at £66,083.

exit strategy

the borrower
& project team

Michelle Kennedy has been investing in property since 2001 and over the past three years her focus has been on HMOs in the Hemel Hempstead area.

Her first HMO simply needed modernising with a new kitchen and bathroom. Others have required a small change of layout and the addition of a second bathroom.

The borrower has previously project-managed a full refurb into a 6 bed HMO and is currently converting a 4 bed semi-detached property into an 8 bed HMO with 5 en-suites. This property required a full refurbishment including re-wire and new central heating system and a major change of layout.

indicated return for your pledge
min. loan (6 months)
8 month loan

CrowdProperty Comments

At CrowdProperty we only work with developers with proven track records. This developer has focused on a particular strategy of refurbishment of HMOs at which she has become very proficient. Buying below market value and then adding further value through refurbishment is a strategy already supported by lenders on this platform. This particular project is in a good area and is very profitable with plenty of equity, which provides even more comfort for our lenders.




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**Estimated Sales Value is more formally referred to as GDV - Gross Development Value
***Owed at exit to GDV is calculated as the total capital + any planned loan interest against the RICS GDV for the project. These figures do include subsequences on projects funding development costs during the course of the project.

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