Can anyone help with ideas please? My friend wants to buy a house and renovate it. He wouldn't get a mortgage on it in it's present condition so where could he borrow the mnoeyfrom? He needs £55000 to buy the house and then needs to spend another £30000 roughly. He has about £15000 in savings and earns about £16000 gross working for the county council. Just looking for ideas or a starting point.