As part of the process of releaseing Equity from your home you will need to obtain independend legal advice.
If you have had a mortgage before you will have used a solicitor during the process. You can of course choose to use your own solicitor again, however do they have the experience and expertise to deal with Equity Release?
At Your Time Equity Release we have made arrangements with a specialist Equity Release solicitor firm to offer our clients a fixed fee legal service for only £999*.
What does this service include?
The legal service we have negotiated is fully inclusive of VAT and a home visit to complete the paperwork in England and Wales. Clients in Scotland or Northern Ireland may incur a further charge for a home visit or can visit a local soliticor firm to witness the signing of the parperwork.
The legal process is not just about giving you advcie on the legal aspects of taking out an Equity Release plan. There may be other processes and aspects that need to be dealt with. To make this process as simple as possible the fixed fee of £999 also includes the following:
Removal of up to 1 charge or restriction on the property – normally £99 plus VAT per removal.
If you have a current mortgage on your home which you are repaying from the money you are releasing the charge on the property will need to be removed. Or if you have had a previous mortgage and the charge has not been removed properly, this will need to be dealt with during the process.
Occupiers waivers – normally £35 plus VAT per form.
If there are any other people, such as children, grandchildren or lodgers who are over the age of 17, living at the property but are not party to the Lifetime Mortgage application, they will need to sign waiver form confimring that they do not have an automatic right to stay in the property when the mortgage is repaid.
Leasehold fees – normally £99 plus VAT.
If your home is a leasehold property some providers ask for extra work to be carried out to check the terms of the lease. This does not cover the work required to extend a lease if that is necessary and not all providers require this.
Shortfall of funds – normally £139 plus VAT.
If you are using some or all of the money you are releasing to clear any other debts or mortgages secured on the property and you are using money from other sources to cover any shortfall in this repayment there will be no extra charge to cover this.
*Applicable in England and Wales only. Fees in Scotland and Northern Ireland may vary.
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