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Looking For Some More Information On Equity Release Schemes? Read on…

By Mark Gregory on June 7th, 2011

Equity release schemes have become extremely popular amongst retired individuals due to their myriad of benefits. The most notable benefit of these form of lifetime mortgage is that you do not have to move out of your home to get equity from your property & you have no monthly mortgage payments to make. Similar to any other financial scheme, it is important to consider your needs and requirements before you arrive at a decision.

Mentioned below are some important factors that you need to understand before selecting an equity release scheme.

 

No negative equity guarantee

Most equity release schemes have a no negative equity guarantee provided free of charge & automatically incorporated into any SHIP equity release plan. A no negative equity guarantee will ensure that your outstanding debt will never exceed the overall value of your property. At the same time, any outstanding debt will not be transferred to your family after you pass away. Therefore, your beneficiaries can be safe in the knowledage that by you taking equity now, will not make you pay for it later.

 

Moving to a new property

It should be noted that moving to a new property is permitted by the equity release provider you choose to go with. However, as long as the property you are moving to is of standard construction & if leasehold has a lease still in excess of 75 years then it should still be possible to transfer your scheme. Because of this reason, it is recommended to look for a reutable equity release scheme that caters to your specific needs. Again, all equity release schemes that are members of SHIP (Safe Home Income Plans) must have this facility to transfer the mortgage built within the terms.

If you are looking to downsize, then a repayment maybe required to bring the amount riased in line with the equity release providers loan to value. This amount would usually come from the equity that has been raised by downsizing so there would be no need for alarm. Additionally, as you are making some form of repayment, then NO early repayment charge would be applied by the lifetime mortgage provider.

 

Criteria

It should be noted that you will need to meet the equity release companies criteria to become eligible for equity release schemes. For starters, you need to be at least 55 years of age & own your own home. At the same time, the market value of your home should be at least £60,000, although some equity lenders do impose higher valuations so check beforehand. Ensuring you meet these criterion’s will help if you are planning to opt for one of best equity release plans.
However, help is always on hand. Therefore to establish whether equity release is the correct path for you to follow then speak to the specialists at Equity Release Supermarket. Call freephone 0800 678 5159 or email mark@equityreleasesupermarket.co.uk

 

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