What is Equity Release?
Providing that you and (if applicable) your partner are over the age of 55 and you are a homeowner then Equity Release allows you to release money tied up in your property.
There are a wide variety of plans on the market which allow you to take a tax free lump sum or a regular income, or a combination of both. There are no repayments to make during your lifetime. You may however choose a plan which does allow you to make repayments.
Popular Reasons for Releasing Equity
- Home repairs and improvements
- Repaying an existing mortgage or debts
- Assisting children with a house purchase
- Daily living expenses
- Care expenses
There are two major types of Equity Release Plans
1. Lifetime Mortgage – with this plan the money you release is not repaid until you leave the property, or until your death and there are no repayments to make during your lifetime. Interest rolls up during the lifetime of the mortgage and will be included in the repayment sum.
The mortgage product will include a ‘No negative equity Guarantee’ the amount which must be paid back will never exceed the value of the property.
2. Home Reversion – with this plan you sell all or part of the interest in your home in return for funds and a lease which allows you to stay in your property for life rent free. Your financial adviser will recommend the best scheme for you.
‘I will deal personally with your transaction from the outset to completion and will always be available to answer your concerns or queries’.
Prav Walker | Consultant solicitor
Paul Crowley & Co.
Home visit included
We provide a home visit for all our clients entering into an Equity Release mortgage.
It is a legal requirement for you to meet with your equity release solicitor on at least one occasion, so why not do it in the comfort of your own home.
Why is Equity Release Becoming Popular?
Equity Release is not new, but it is now regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You also have the assurance that your financial adviser will be fully authorised and qualified to give expert and independent advice.
Releasing capital from your home is now accepted as a popular method of planning for retirement and boosting your finances.
The benefits and variety of Equity Release have improved significantly over the years, with more and more retired homeowners taking advantage of the equity built up in their home.
Your independent financial adviser is qualified to recommend an Equity Release Plan which will meet your needs.
It is our job to ensure that you understand exactly what you are doing, your legal obligations and what the immediate and longer term consequences might be, so that you can make your decision to proceed with confidence.
Why Choose Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors
Paul Crowley & Co are legal specialists in the area of Equity Release, our dedicated equity release solicitor will offer you expert guidance and advice explaining all the procedures involved, in what is likely to be one of the most important decisions of your life.
Our expertise in this specialised area ensures a swift and efficient service
We always aim to be approachable and friendly
We ensure communication is made easy
Our advice will always be impartial and independent
We will act in your best interests at all times
We will provide a home visit for the signing of all legal documents and will answer any questions you may have
About Prav Walker
For the past 5 years I have specialised in Equity Release, during which time I have gained a vast amount of experience dealing with many thousands of satisfied Equity Release completions for my clients, so whatever your reasons for seeking Equity Release, I will be able to help you.
You can rest assured from outset to completion it will be myself personally who will deal with your transaction and for added peace of mind I will be on hand to address your concerns or queries.
Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1996, I have over 20 years post qualification experience specialising in all aspects of residential conveyancing, whilst also acting in connection with Wills, Probate, Lasting, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.
This background and legal knowledge is fundamental to providing expert advice in the very specialised area of Equity Release.
As your personal Equity Release solicitor, I will ensure your transaction is handled swiftly and competently dealing with all issues in respect of title and all legal queries.
I appreciate when considering this step, you may feel a little overwhelmed with all the paperwork – I will ensure a stress free process whilst providing comprehensive advice and ensuring communication is paramount.
Meeting my clients needs and expectations is something I am passionate about, it is my aim to provide an exceptional level of customer service throughout the Equity Release transaction.
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