If you own your own home and either want more care at home than the local authority is prepared to offer or fund, or your spouse is already in a privately funded care home but savings are rapidly dwindling and you wish to continue giving them the care they are currently receiving, equity release may be the answer.
Equity release plans allow home owners over 55+ to release money TAX–FREE from their own home* and give you the option as to whether you make any monthly repayments or not and only repay the debt (plus any accumulated interest if you elect not to make any monthly repayments of the interest charged) only when you (or in joint life cases – the last one of you) dies or moves permanently into a care home. As such they can provide you with much needed extra funds which you could then use to either continue to pay for fees on a pay as you go basis, or if perhaps more sensibly (if you want to ensure that care can continue to be received indefinitely) to consider using to buy a care fees funding plan.
*Please note: Under most commercially available equity release schemes, at least one property owner aged 55+ must remain living in the property. Consequently all such schemes insist on the money being repaid within 12 months of the last person moving into care. This also means that the home couldn’t be rented out to help fund any care home fees.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
So if you are acting for a relative or parent who now needs care at home but they need more money to continue to fund their care, please call us today on 01476 589 567 or complete our contact form and note your interest in equity release.
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