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What is a Lifetime Mortgage in Hull?

A lifetime mortgage in Hull is a type of later life loan that is secured against your home. It allows eligible homeowners to access the process of equity release in Hull.

Your lifetime mortgage loan does not need to be repaid until you have either passed away or have moved into long-term care. At this point, your home would be sold, with the funds from the sale being used to pay back your balance.

When you take out a lifetime mortgage in Hull, you are able to free up some of the wealth that has grown in your home, which can be used for a variety of things such as home improvements, inheritance, to pay off debts, fund your retirement, care costs and more.

How does a lifetime mortgage in Hull work?

First of all, before you take out a lifetime mortgage in Hull, you need to make sure that you are eligible. This means you need to be at least 55 years old and in possession of a property that is worth at least £70,000. There is no prerequisite to have a mortgage either.

To get started on the lifetime mortgage in Hull process, the first step for you to take is to have a chat with a qualified and professional later life mortgage advisor in Hull. They will analyse your personal circumstances, to see if equity release in Hull or an alternative, is suitable for you.

Lifetime mortgages in Hull will most likely be seen in two main varieties. The first of these is a lump sum lifetime mortgage in Hull, with the second one being a drawdown lifetime mortgage in Hull.

A lump sum lifetime mortgage in Hull is what you pretty much expect from the name, it is an all-in-one release of equity, into a lump sum payout. This allows you to access as much as you need, as soon as necessary, but will mean you have a much bigger loan to pay back.

A drawdown lifetime mortgage means you have access to your equity funds and can draw from it whenever you need it. This means it isn’t all released in one go and you only use what is required at that time. Interest is only paid on what you release, which keeps what you owe lower.

With any type of lifetime mortgage in Hull, you are given the option to simply let your interest build up, though this has a big impact on the amount of inheritance that is left once your home has been sold and the balance has been repaid.

Thankfully, not only will a trusted later life mortgage advisor in Hull be able to help you ring-fence a portion of equity in advance, so it can be used for that purpose, but thanks to our Equity Release Council membership, you will benefit from having the “no negative equity guarantee”.

This guarantee means that whilst your debt will increase over time, your estate, those who are left behind after death or if you move into long-term care (usually family) won’t have to struggle with finances and will never owe more than the value of the property.

Pros and Cons of a Lifetime Mortgage in Hull

As is the case with any mortgage type, there are both ups and downs to lifetime mortgages in Hull, which all can vary depending on the person taking out the mortgage and what exactly you are looking to get out of your equity release process.

Of course one of the bigger positives is just how flexible they are, with you being able to release equity in your home either via the drawdown and lump sum variances of a lifetime mortgage in Hull. In addition to this, you also have how flexible payments can be.

You can simply just let your interest to roll-up, which gives you more money to enjoy, as you won’t be making monthly payments. Alas, the downside here is that doing this means when you die or move into long-term care and the property is sold, there will be much less equity for care costs or inheritance.

The topic of inheritance can be the biggest factor for many homeowners, with many looking at equity release in Hull with the sole purpose of providing an inheritance. Thankfully, you may be able to ring-fence some of your equity for this, as your later life mortgage advisor will plan this out with you.

The good news is that, so long as you can keep up your mortgage payments, there is more for your family after you are gone. Additionally, there is also the “no negative equity guarantee”, which means your family won’t owe anything more than what your home is worth.

Further to the above points, there are new safeguards that have been implemented in recent times, thanks to the standards set by the Equity Release Council.

Is a lifetime mortgage in Hull right for me?

This will always be down to what it is you wish to do and what your personal situation is. There are a variety of options for later life homeowners to look at, with equity release and lifetime mortgages in Hull only being one of many.

It is the role of a qualified and experienced later life mortgage advisor in Hull to review your circumstances and help you to decide whether or not equity release in Hull, and subsequently a lifetime mortgage in Hull, is actually right for you to take at all.

In a lot of cases, there will be an alternative that is much more suited for you. This is something your later life mortgage advisor in Hull will have a look at first, before they get started with you on the process of equity release in Hull and a lifetime mortgage in Hull.

More suitable routes may include things like a personal loan, a standard mortgage or remortgage, retirement interest only (RIO), term interest only (TIO) or maybe even something else altogether.

If a lifetime mortgage in Hull is the best option for you, your later life mortgage advisor in Hull will make sure that all of your needs are well met.

This will include things like helping you to plan out what your plans are for the future, how you feel your circumstances may change and any inheritance you want to leave behind. To look more at how we can help with a lifetime mortgage in Hull, please get in touch today.

To understand the features and risks of equity release in Hull and Lifetime Mortgages in Hull, ask for a personalised illustration.

A lifetime mortgage in Hull may impact the value of your estate and it could affect your entitlement to current and future means-tested benefits. The loan plus accrued interest will be repayable upon death or moving into long-term care.

Date Last Edited: 12/06/2023

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