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Landfill/commercial waste management facility mortgage

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:15 am
by Compere artist
I've been thinking of investing in a landfill or waste management facility for some time (after a bit of research of course) but I can't find the lender requirements for a mortgage for that anywhere. Anyone here know?

Re: Landfill/commercial waste management facility mortgage

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:56 pm
by Otto Dargan
Hi Compere artist, welcome to the forums.

You may already know that landfill sites / waste management facilities are a highly-specialised commercial property type. This basically means that your choice for lenders is usually limited and the ones that do accept this will have strict lending criteria.

Generally, you're required to meet the following criteria to qualify:
  • You can borrow up to 50% of the property value or more if you're using a residential property as security.
  • If you have a waste management business then you can borrow up to 50% of the value of the business depending on how strong the business is.
  • The maximum loan term is 5 to 10 years.
  • Principal and interest (P&I) repayments are only allowed. This means there is no interest only feature.
  • You can't get a commercial loan doc loan for this property type.
  • You need to have substantial industry experience.
  • If you plan to operate a business from the site then you will need to provide a business plan.
  • Interest rates may be up for negotiation depending on the strength of your situation and security property.
Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Otto

Re: Landfill/commercial waste management facility mortgage

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:43 pm
by Compere artist
Hi Otto, thanks for replying. How exactly do the banks assess my financial situation? Will my business bank statements do?

Re: Landfill/commercial waste management facility mortgage

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:01 am
by Otto Dargan
Hi Compere artist,

Lenders will usually need you to provide your last two years' personal tax returns to prove your income.

If you're running a business, you will have to provide your last two years tax portal and business bank statements along with the above. You may also be asked to provide an accountant's letter to prove your financial position.

Please note that if you're buying the land and the waste management facility as a freehold going concern then the bank can want to know what "hurt" money you'll be injecting into the venture to get it up and running and make it sustainable.

You can check out our website to learn more. You can also discuss this with one of our commercial loan specialists directly by calling 1300 889 743 or by enquiring online.

Cheers,
Otto

Re: Landfill/commercial waste management facility mortgage

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:27 pm
by Compere artist
Thanks Otto. I don't think I'll have any problems providing any of those. I'll call your office by the end of the week to find out what products and rates are on offer. Bye.