If you are approaching retirement age and want to spend the rest of your life stress free from money problems and rent and rates, then releasing equity could be an option for you to make it possible. It is mostly useful to the aged people over the age of 55, and persons with higher property values than £70,000. Additionally, it would be suitable for any persons who have no beneficiaries to inherit the property after they are gone .
However, releasing equity from your home is only possible with a few options, namely lifetime equity release mortgages, interest only lifetime mortgages and home reversion schemes. By home reversion, the property owner sells part of the house to the reversion company and whereby the money is then released and best utilised to the wishes of the homeowner. Alternatively, home reversion funds can be used to take care of the elderly at their final stages of life, and also help them take care of financial problems at this age. This is addressed by purchasing what is commonly known as an annuity and it provides a regular income. This involvement of providing tax free money to the elderly as a pension plan, can help assist when there is a use for the money to sort out their financial needs, and also be able to handle other bills too.
The good thing with releasing equity is that, it tends to help make your future brighter, as you have a peace of mind knowing that, you have pension income as a back up plan to help you handle life during retirement. It also provides peace of mind for heirs who will inherit a large estate, as the equity released can help reduce inheritance tax on the property. (more...)