What’s appealing about a home reversion plan is that you can unlock tax-free cash from your home without any monthly repayments or roll up of interest.
Basically, you sell your home, or a percentage of it, to a provider in exchange for a discounted lump sum. You can stay in the property for life or until you want to sell it, at which point the provider will reclaim the percentage they own of the sale price (100%, 75% etc).
The home reversion company effectively grants you the right to remain in the property for the rest of your life ‘rent-free’.
So how does a Home Reversion plan work?
If you sold half of your property to the reversion company, when the plan comes to an end (usually when you pass away or move into long-term care) then the money raised from the resulting sale of your home would be split equally between the reversion company and your estate.
- Benefit from increased house price on the percentage of the property you own
- There no interest to pay on Home Reversion plans
- Your percentage amount won’t change (unless you choose to sell more)
- With a Home Reversion plan you no longer own your own home
- You only benefit from increased house value on the percentage you still own
- You receive less than the market value of your home
- Less flexible than a lifetime mortgage as it can be difficult to end the plan and buy back the percentage you sold
To find out more, and to see if a home reversion plan is suitable for you, get in touch with our experts today on free phone 0203 817 6050
Bower provides independent, impartial whole of market advice with an award-winning customer service experience. Initial advice is provided at no cost to you and without obligation. Only if you choose to proceed and your plan completes, would a typical advice and administration fee of £1,495 be payable.
If you are considering equity release, we strongly recommend that you read our ‘Advantages and disadvantages of Equity Release’ page carefully and talk to one of our specialists before deciding if you wish to proceed.
Equity release requires paying off any existing mortgage. Any money released, plus accrued interest to be repaid upon death, or moving into long-term care. Equity release will affect potential inheritance and your entitlement to means-tested benefits both now and in the future.
Equity release may involve a home reversion plan or lifetime mortgage which is secured against your property. To understand the features and risks, please ask us for a personalised illustration.