business purposes is typically very difficult. However, this is precisely what a recent client of mine hoped to achieve. I pride myself on finding solutions for difficult cases, so I took on this case knowing what a challenge it would be. My client had been gifted a property by his sister, and wanted to raise £126,000 worth of finance to invest into his rapidly growing business. There were numerous other factors which complicated the case further. He had only owned the property for a few weeks, but already wanted to raise finance on it; most lenders require the client to have owned the property for at least 6 months before remortgaging it. He also needed the funds within a few weeks, and had plans to sell the property within the year. This meant he was happy to use a short-term financing option. However, most normal lenders are unable to complete such a transaction within a few weeks, which was what he required. To further complicate the issue, his sister was also still living in the property and he was renting elsewhere.