What fees are payable for Equity Release?

Save money by not paying advice fees, not a percentage of the amount released.


There are several fees involved in the process of releasing equity from your home.  Which most people will be aware of and accept as part of the process. These will include
:

 

Valuation Fees – we can source products that do not include valuation fees, saving you money.

 

Arrangement Fees – some lenders will charge set up or arrangement fees upon completion.  We can source plans that do not include any setup or arrangement fees.

 

Solicitor Fees – you are required to get independent legal advice during the process and can use your own solicitor if you wish.  We have negotiated a fixed legal cost service with a reputable firm of Equity Release solciitors and they will offer a full service for a fixed fee of £999, including VAT, disburesments and a home visit in England and Wales.  Fees will vary in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

 

These fees can be added to the loan or deducted from the loan.  Any fees you incur are only payable on completion and if you decide not to proceed at any time will not incur any fees or charges.

 

Most Equity Release advisers will charge advice fees during the process. Many advisers charge a fee based on a percentage of the loan amount, which will be around 1.5 or 2% of the loan amount.  On larger loans this can be quite expensive.  On a loan of £100,000 these fees would be between £1,500 and £2,000, with many companies charging a minimum fee of £1,499.  At Your Time Equity Release  we do not charge advice.

Case Study – Mr & Mrs Rogers from Kent

 

Requirement – Equity release of £135,000 from their home valued at £450,000

Solution – Lifetime Mortgage with a fixed interest rate for life of 4.9%

Charges Comparison

Charges from Your Time Equity Release:

Advice fee – £0

Valuation fee – £0

Arrangement fee – £0

Solicitor fee – £999

TOTAL FEES  – £999.00

Charges from a  % fee charging adviser:

Advice fee (1.95%) – £2,827

Valuation fee – £0

Arrangement fee – £0

Solicitor fee – £700

TOTAL FEES  – £3,527

By using Your Time Equity Release they could save £2,528.  If this was added to the loan, after 15 years this could increase to £4,009 (with compounded interest).  Using Your Time Equity Release will not only save you money immediately, but over the longer term as well. 

Case Study – Mr & Mrs Davies from Shropshire

 

Requirement – Equity release of £40,000 from their home valued at £150,000

Solution – Lifetime Mortgage with a fixed interest rate for life of 4.2%

Charges Comparison

Charges from Your Time Equity Release:

Advice fee – £0

Valuation fee – £0

Arrangement fee – £0

Solicitor fee – £999

TOTAL FEES  – £999

Charges from a % fee charging adviser:

Advice fee  – £1,499 – increased to the minimum fee.

Valuation fee – £0

Arrangement fee – £0

Solicitor fee – £700

TOTAL FEES  – £2,199

By using Your Time Equity Release they could save £1,200.  If this was added to the loan, after 15 years this could increase to £1,634 (with compounded interest).  Using Your Time Equity Release will not only save you money immediately, but over the longer term as well. 

Find out how much you could release and how much you could save by using the Your Time Equity Release Calculator.