There are various qualifying criteria required to meet eligibility for an equity release application.
The main aspect is age. This can vary between lenders, however the lowest acceptable age is 55 with a lifetime mortgage plan, albeit some lenders will only start from age 60. Furthermore, the alternative to a lifetime mortgage which is the home reversion plan, will only accept a minimum age of 65 to qualify.
The property itself is then next to be analysed. The home must be the applicants main residence, in the UK & be worth a minimum of £60,000. It should usually be of standard construction, however alternative structures, depending on type can be acceptable. Check with an independent equity release adviser first.
To find your equity release adviser companies such as Equity Release Supermarket have nationwide advisers that can facilitate your equity release application. This can be completed by either arranging an appointment in the comfort of your own home, or over the telephone, which suits you best. Their interactive UK map enables you to make the necessary equity release enquiry to prompt a call from your local adviser.
Alternatively, call Equity Release Supermarket on 0800 678 5159 who can advise where your local independent financial adviser is located.