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Caveat Loans Explained: What is a Caveat Loan?

  • A caveat loan is funding from a lender secured against the value of your property's equity.
  • The loan itself is the money you receive from the lender, and the caveat is what's lodged on your home's title of ownership.
caveat loan explaination

How are caveat loans secured?

  1. A ‘caveat’ is a document that can be lodged on the title of a real estate asset. The title is a government-recognised record of ownership, and placing a caveat on this title secures the real estate so that it can’t be used for any other dealings whilst the caveat loan is active.
  2. The real estate holding is then used as collateral for the issuing of the loan. The lender receives an equitable interest in the property without granting them primary ownership. They can proceed with the lending transaction in good faith and with the assurance that they’ll be able to liquidate the property to make up for any losses in the event the borrower defaults on the caveat loan. But this is only part of the benefit of a caveat.
  3. The caveat then serves as an official note on the property title that lets other lenders know the property has been used as security for a loan. The property therefore not be used for any other dealings.
  4. If the property title is in order, the caveat loan can be processed quickly and easily. However, it’s worth pointing out that many lenders who offer caveat loans, are offering second mortgages taken out on a property. The distinction between caveat loans and second mortgages taken out on property isn’t always important, but it can make a difference.

What's the difference between a caveat loan and a second mortgage?

A primary mortgage is a straightforward loan. The borrower receives approval from a lender based on their credit history and income, and they are granted a loan that can be used to purchase a property. The property that they purchase serves as its own collateral against the loan.

However, it’s common for property owners to take out second mortgages on the same property. This is possible because every previous repayment they have made against the property pays down the principal and increases the borrower’s equity in the home or business. The second mortgage is taken against their existing equity.

The fundamental difference between second mortgages and caveat loans is that more than one mortgage can be taken out against a property. Each is assigned a level of priority relative to when the mortgage was taken out. So, in the case of default, a second mortgage can be reckoned after the first has been cleared.

But with a caveat loan, the property in question may not be used as collateral for any other loan if the caveat loan is active. The fact that these restrictions are in place make caveat loans easier to process and more desirable under certain circumstances. With no other loans competing for priority over this piece of property, the lender can release the full amount more quickly.

Can a property be sold if it has a caveat?

When you have a caveat loan, you can't sell your property or attempt to obtain further funding using your home as collateral.

Why are Max Funding caveat loans better?

At Max Funding, we praise ourselves for offering one of the best caveat loans in Australia with no credit check for pre-approval.

Here is why we stand out:

  • Low-Interest rates, from 1.80% per month
  • Borrow up to 100% of property value (combine with your business)
  • Loan term up to 36 months
  • Funds available in 24-48 hours after applying
  • No property valuation required (in most cases)
  • Flexible repayment – unlike other lenders that only allow lump-sum payments, we offer an instalment option to allow you to reduce the last payment’s burden
  • Consolidate your other loans with us – hassle-free
  • Complete online application minutes
  • If you find a lower rate, we are determined to beat it!

A caveat loan is a wise financing choice for many business owners who require urgent funding. The loan allows you to almost immediately release valuable equity from your real estate property. Compared with traditional business lending, our loans are fast and easy to approve (funding available in 24-48 hours).

If you're considering taking charge of an immediate opportunity to expand your business or wanting to pay an urgent invoice, a caveat loan is your answer.

We have helped clients all around Australia, whether you are in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide, we can help.

Get pre-approved online in five minutes (24/7), obligation-free.


Case studies 1: Paying off a caveat loan

A client urgently needed funding for his business. A bank had provided him with a caveat loan of 50% of his property value, but was unwilling to lend more to him. Even though there was sufficient equity in his property, he had little proven business profitability. The bank’s strict lending criteria meant that he was unable to obtain the caveat loan he needed to support his business.

Max Funding helped our client by offering him another caveat loan of $400,000 against his property over a 3-year period. This caveat loan allowed our client to fund his business and to re-pay the bank or re-finance when his business succeeds.

Case studies 2: How a caveat loan helped a local business owner

A client’s caveat loan was already on title. His caveat lender had a high interest rate of 3% per month, and the caveat loan was due the next month with no extension available. Max Funding helped our client by re-financing the caveat lender’s rate. We offered our client a lower rate of 1.5% per month over a longer period. As a result, he was in a better financial position, as he was able to serve the caveat loan over a 2-year period.

Get a decision now!

Need money today? Our team understands that you need money fast, and we dedicate ourselves to have your caveat loan settled on the same day.

Our pre-approval process gives you an accurate indication of whether you're eligible for our caveat loans. Whether it is to purchase new equipment for your business, relieve cash flow issues or fund a start-up, Max Funding provides you with flexibility, fast responses and quick funding to ensure that best solution is found for your business.

Max Funding can help your business!

Max Funding specialises in providing caveat loans to all business owners across Australia, regardless of your business type and size. Banks and other lenders typically require more time to process your caveat loan application to settle the funds. However, at Max Funding, our team of business specialists works together with you to solve your problems. That is why our application process is designed to be fast and efficient, to ensure that finance is provided in a timely manner when you need it most.

Fast caveat loans from Max Funding

If you’re an Australian property owner in need of a lightning-fast caveat loan approval, Max Funding can help. We offer specialised caveat loans that are secured against your real estate holdings to ensure that disbursement is fast, efficient and hassle-free. Finally, you can stop wasting time going from one potential lender to the next, only to suffer through the same series of excuses why they can’t provide you with access to the capital and the caveat loan you need.

We have loans to suit any situation. And if you have bad credit history, ourshort-term caveat loans may just be the answer. Read on to learn more about how short-term caveat loans work, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Apply now for quick loans from Max Funding

With our user-friendly website interface, it's never been this easy to apply for a caveat loan online. To find out if you qualify,

  1. Let us know how much you’d like to borrow.
  2. Select the business loan purpose.
  3. Provide an idea of your credit rating.
  4. We’ll get back to you right away with more information.

Click "Get a Pre-Approval" to get started, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Why are caveat loans particularly attractive to business owners?

At Max Funding, we’re keen to help Australian business owners achieve their financial goals – and we’ve found that caveat loans are one of our greatest resources. Borrowing from a mainstream bank is often more trouble than it’s worth. And that’s if your business can even get approved!

It doesn’t matter how big or small your organisation is, if it owns an if it owns an unencumbered property, we can help you access the capital you need based solely on the value of that property. We’re happy to consider bad credit history, and we offer flexible repayment schedules so that you can get the type and structure of caveat loan that will best serve your business’ interests.

If you’ve already spent time going from one business loan provider to the next, only to find that their lending requirements are far too restrictive to be of any use, then you’ll appreciate just how straightforward our caveat loan application process is. Thanks to our no-credit-check caveat loans, you can finally get your business moving in the right direction.

FAQs about Caveat Loans

In need of an urgent answer? We got it! Max Funding understands that time is money, and we can give you a decision on your caveat loan application in just five minutes.
To apply for a caveat loan, simply fill out our pre-approval application to see whether you’re eligible. After your application has been approved, funds can be transferred to you within just 24 hours.
Max Funding allows its clients to borrow up to 100% of its Loan to Value Ratio (LVR), within just 24 hours. LVR is a percentage that is calculated by dividing the loan amount being borrowed to the value of the property that the applicant is using as security.
In simpler terms, Max Funding allows its clients to borrow up to 100% of their property value.
An early repayment charge is a fee imposed by the lender if a loan is paid off before the scheduled term date.
Here at Max Funding, we value ourselves in being transparent with our clients. With our services, there are no hidden fees, and all charges are clearly laid out. There is no early repayment charges, if you’re able to pay off your loan early, you’ll save interest instead!
Did the banks find something on your credit file? Don't worry! Bad credit history can be considered for our short-term caveat loans, with flexible repayment schedules tailored to your budget.
Max Funding caters its services to businesses of all sizes and believes in giving out second chances. Max Funding is more than happy to consider providing caveat loans to those with bad credit history, at a preferred structure that will best serve the business’s needs.
Max Funding can lend up to 100% of the property’s value. The approval amount may be reduced if the mortgage amount is high. However, together with other assets, it is still possible maximise the lending amount.
The Caveat lending amount is calculated based on the value of the property less all the mortgage owing, multiplied by a certain percentage. The percentage will depend on the final verification.
All contracts are prepared by specialised legal team that has extensive experience in this field. The contract will cover areas such as the loan amount, interest rate and repayment terms.
  1. Submit an obligation free loan application online; it only takes 5 minutes.
  2. Upload your driver licence and a council rate notice.
  3. Offer your driver licence and a council rate notice.
  4. Receive the funds after paperwork signed and verification is complete.
We accept a whole range of properties including residential, commercial, industrial, land and farm. However, we don’t accept overseas properties.
Funding can be used for any business purposes such as start-up capital, invoice payments, equipment purchase and shop renovations. A caveat loan is suitable for any short term business purposes. See a comprehensive list of industries we’ve provided business loans to in the past and some customer stories here.
We have helped over 8,596 small Australian businesses with all types of business finance. Caveat loan is a preferred choice for clients that wishes to release equity from their property quickly to kick-start their business ideas or to resolve cash flow matters.
The average loan ranges from $10,000 to $500,000. We cater for loans up to $1 million.
Many clients have been knocked back by the banks and other financiers with their business loan applications.
Client can apply a caveat loan with no financials, bad credit and receive the funds in as fast as 24 hours.
Max Funding is the only firm that offers equity release up to 100% LVR. This has never been done before; industry’s first.
  1. That caveat loans are extremely expensive: Caveat loans generally charge a higher rate than bank loans due to the higher risk factors as the typical loan term being only 6 – 12 months and not 30 years. Despite this, caveat loan is a preferred choice for clients that need quick equity release or has been dissatisfied with main-stream options.
  2. A caveat loans are extremely expensive: Caveat loans generally charge a higher rate than bank loans due to the higher risk factors as the typical loan term being only 6 – 12 months and not 30 years. Despite this, caveat loan is a preferred choice for clients that need quick equity release or has been dissatisfied with main-stream options.
  3. Its troublesome to get a caveat loan: Caveat loan is perhaps is one of the easiest financial facility one can get. A property is pretty much the only solid requirement and entire funding process is short and hassle free.
  4. Bank don't like caveats: Banks don’t like it for the simple reasons bank don’t like competition. For us, we believe competitions offers client more choices.
  5. Caveat can prevent property sale: Just a mortgage, caveat gives lenders a secured interest in the property. In the situation where the property is for sale, once sold and settled, a caveat just like a mortgage can be required once loan balance is paid.
  6. Is the lender going to sell the property if the loan is in default: It is in the lender’s interest to ensure borrowers can meet their repayment obligations. From a lender’s perspective, if a loan goes into arrears, this means more workload for them.