Ilfracombe, Devon

Equity release

Equity release is a way for over 55s to unlock the value of their property and turn it into a cash lump sum. It is now regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and operates under tight controls.

When you speak to us you know that you’re dealing with a qualified, trusted firm that can provide a ‘no negative equity’ guarantee. We’ll also only recommend a provider that is an approved member of the Equity Release Council.

If you’re over 55 and thinking about releasing cash from your home, call us for advice.

Experienced and qualified

Our advisers hold the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) equity release qualification.

Trusted providers

For your security, we only use providers that are members of the Equity Release Council.

Risk management

Our equity release options include ‘no negative equity guarantees’ for added protection.

Helping you to release equity from your home

What options do I have?

Broadly, there are two types of equity release scheme: home reversion and lifetime mortgage, with many options within these.

Home reversion plans are for over 65s. You sell a proportion of your property to the provider and retain the right to remain in the property, without interference from the plan provider, until you die or move into long-term residential care.

You can receive the value you released in a tax-free lump sum or regular income. When the property is sold, the proceeds are shared according to the proportions of ownership agreed at the outset.

A lifetime mortgage is a long-term mortgage with no compulsory repayments. Instead, interest is added to the balance of the loan, builds up and is repaid when you sell the property.

Some lifetime mortgages also offer the opportunity to make repayments to stop the compound effect of interest roll-up. Any remaining balance from the sale is paid to you or your estate.

Will I risk losing my home or leaving a debt to my estate?

No. As long as you use a lender that is a member of the Equity Release Council, they will provide a ‘no negative equity guarantee’.

This means if the amount owing is more than the property value, it will never become a debt to you, or your estate. And, you won’t be forced to sell the property.

What about my next of kin and their inheritance?

We strongly recommend that you consult with your family prior to entering into any equity release plan.

It can be a shock for family members to find that their inheritance is significantly less than they had anticipated because the equity release loan must be paid out of the proceeds of the property sale.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.

What our clients say

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I have always had pleasant and informative discussions with my financial adviser and have come away knowing that my money is in good hands.
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Chris is a nice approachable bloke who was easy to talk to. He then got me a great mortgage deal while being kind and showing real empathy with the frustrations of my house purchase.
Davidsons are friendly, reliable and quick to respond.
A solid, reputable, trustworthy and dependable company, who in the time I have used them for my pension fund have always given correct advice.
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