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There are important things you need to consider before deciding whether a lifetime mortgage is right for you. Please read on to understand more about the benefits and risks.
If you have equity in your home you may be able to use it to change retirement for the better with a lifetime mortgage – and our product may help you achieve this.
We’re backed by the strength and security of the Legal & General Group. We take your security and happiness very seriously, we only offer our lifetime mortgage through fully qualified and approved financial advisers.
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What's more, with our no-negative equity guarantee, we can promise you’ll never be left with an outstanding debt after your property is eventually sold.
It’s important to know that we charge interest on the total loan amount plus any interest already charged. Because you don't have to make any repayments, the amount you owe grows quickly and reduces the equity left in the property. A lifetime mortgage will reduce an inheritance and affect entitlements to state benefits. Repaying a loan early could mean substantial early repayment charges. If property values fall, that may affect the equity available to you or your estate. You should consider other options to borrow money which may be more cost effective.
This plan can be taken out by just yourself or with your spouse or partner, but you must be 60 or over to apply and your UK property must be worth at least £100,000 (£150,000 for ex local authority properties).
You control how and when you take your money. Take a one-off lump sum or arrange a flexible loan where you can apply to use what you need, as and when you need it.
You decide what percentage of the property’s value you’d like to protect to pass on as an inheritance. However, be aware this will reduce the amount you can borrow.
This is your home, so we want you to be sure about your decisions. You could talk to your own financial adviser about equity release or we can put you in touch with a separate firm that has a qualified team of specialists, The Retirement Lending Advisers.
If you use The Retirement Lending Advisers, a separate company who only advise on our Lifetime Mortgages, they won't charge you an advice fee.
Our equity release calculator makes it easy to see how much money you could release from your home with a Legal & General Home Finance lifetime mortgage.
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You should consider other savings and investments before taking a lifetime mortgage and look into other options to borrow money that maybe more cost effective. We’ll ask you to see a specialist adviser to explain the features and risks in detail and make a recommendation to you.
In the meantime, this step by step guide helps explain much of what happens next.
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If you choose not to use your own adviser we can put you in touch with a specialist team of equity release advisers - The Retirement Lending Advisers. Unlike many other similar services, if you use The Retirement Lending Advisers, a separate company who only advise on our Lifetime Mortgages, they won't charge you an advice fee.
Even if your home goes down in value, you’ll never have to pay back more than the net sale proceeds of the property – even if it’s less than the outstanding mortgage balance. You and your family will be clear, knowing there’ll be no nasty surprises later on. A lifetime mortgage will reduce an inheritance and affect entitlements to state benefits.
As members of the Equity Release Council, you can have complete confidence in Legal & General Home Finance’s Lifetime Mortgage.
Many people use a lifetime mortgage to improve their homes.
Care in the home may be more affordable if you have a lifetime mortgage.
With a Lifetime mortgage you could pay off your existing mortgage and stop your monthly mortgage repayments.
A lifetime mortgage may help you give your children or grandchildren the step-up they need.
Day to day, a lifetime mortgage could help you enjoy a better quality of retirement.
The holiday of a lifetime for the whole family could be just one of the things a lifetime mortgage can help you achieve.
A lifetime mortgage could help you improve your general standard of living.
A lifetime mortgage could supplement your pension income and make life easier.
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It's possible we could give you a decision within days, but mortgages do take time, so it’s likely to be in the region of 10 to 12 weeks before the money is in your bank account. Naturally, much depends on your home and your personal circumstances.
This is provided at no extra cost, but can only be selected when you first take out your lifetime mortgage. It’s important to note that if you take our Inheritance Protection option this will reduce the amount you can borrow.
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