Equity Release Legal Advice

Published / Last Updated on 23/05/2019

Equity Release Legal AdviceEquity Release and Legal Advice

Think of equity release like any other mortgage.  A lender is either buying a share of your property or lending you money against the value of the property.

Therefore, a legal adviser such as a solicitor or qualified property conveyancer will need to be involved.

It means there will be legal fees much in the same way as when you buy or sell a property.

Equity release is a big decision and in many cases is a "no going back" decision.

As such, rules are in place that you must be protected and have all the advantages and dis-advantages of equity release explained to you before you go ahead.

We as financial advisers will complete a comprehensive consultation and advice process to ensure you fully understand what you are entering into.

As equity release is a charge or sale of a share of a property, you will also need a solicitor.

Your solicitor is also required at length to explain the plus and minus points of equity release and then sign a certificate to confirm they are happy that you understand equity release and what you are doing.

Many solicitors do not offer equity release legal advice.  We will help you find a solicitor that specialises in equity release.


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