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Relationship Split - If the jointly owned home is to be sold

It’s never easy when a couple split up, going through a relationship split can be incredibly challenging. 


In some cases, an Equity Release Lifetime Mortgage can provide solutions for homeowners aged 55 and over and ease the stress that some people face.


There may be an outstanding mortgage and/or debts that need to be settled from selling the jointly owned property. 


This will relieve both parties of these monthly commitments, but may mean that there are insufficient funds remaining for each person to purchase a new property to live in.


In the first instance each person could consider a standard mortgage for the shortfall.


However, if income is a barrier for a standard mortgage, many people don’t realise that Equity Release can be used towards purchasing a property,  it’s not limited to releasing equity on a property that you already own.


With a Lifetime Mortgage, the amount you can borrow is based on your age and the value of your property, rather than income affordability.


You can choose to have a plan with no committed monthly payments but have the option to make voluntary repayments if you wanted to, which would reduce the amount of interest that accumulates over time.  This means you have flexibility and control of the debt.


If you would like to find out more about this or anything else to do with Equity Release, drop me a message, I’m here to help.




This is a lifetime mortgage. To understand the features and risks ask for a personalised illustration.  Check that this mortgage will meet your needs if you want to move or sell your home, or you want your family to inherit it. If you are in any doubt, seek independent advice.

A fee may be charged for mortgage advice, the exact amount will depend on your circumstances.

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