What is Equity Release?
Equity release is a special type of mortgage that allows homeowners to access some of the money (the equity) that has built up within the value of their home over time. These funds can be used for a variety of circumstances, with many people using them to pay off debt, help a child get on the housing ladder or to purchase an investment property.
At Ramsay & White, our experienced and award-winning advisors have access to a wide range of lenders and are here to guide you through the equity release process to access the funds you need.
Why consider Equity Release?
Release tax-free cash to spend however you like
Lock in a fixed low rate
Live in your home for as long as you like
No monthly payments
Common Equity Release Questions
Am I eligible for Equity Release?
In order to qualify for equity release, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be age 55 and over.
- Be a UK homeowner.
- Your property is worth a minimum of £70,000.
- You have little or no mortgage left on your property.
How much equity can I release?
The amount of equity that can be released will vary from lender to lender and will be based several factors:
- The value of the property.
- The age of the youngest homeowner.
- The health and lifestyle of the homeowner (s).
- Whether the applicant has full ownership of their property. If there is an outstanding mortgage or loan secured against the property, this will be deducted from the maximum amount that can be released.
- The overall condition of the property and the type of construction.
How does Equity Release work?
1. Our advisors will carry out a quick and easy consultation to find out more about your circumstances.
2. From here, they will find the best product on the market to suit your needs and help you complete the application process.
3. A valuation of the property will then need to be carried out by a local surveyor who will create a valuation report for the lender. This will determine how much equity can be released.
4. An equity release solicitor will take care of the legal process and liaise with the lenders’ solicitor.
5. Once the conveyancing and the legal process has taken place, you will receive an offer from the lender along with a Solicitor’s Certificate.
6. Once the final checks and the legal paperwork is complete, a completion date will be set.
7. The funds released are first sent to your solicitor who will deduct any charges before forwarding the net amount onto you.
Why Ramsay & White?
Ramsay & White are specialists in property finance. With access to market-leading lenders across the UK and a broad network of experts, we will find the solution that best fits your property finance requirements.
Qualified Commercial and Residential Advisors
Specialists in property finance
Passionate and Experienced Team
Highly experienced support team
Access to whole of market
Fast decision making
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A fee may apply for mortgage advice and, if applicable, you must ask your adviser for details before making any decision relating to a new mortgage as the actual amount will depend on your personal circumstances, but we estimate the typical fee to be £499.