Nick is 58 and owns two properties. One has been his family home for the past 30 years and the second is a holiday cottage in Wales, where his family enjoy spending time throughout the year.
Nick’s daughter is getting married next year and he wants to be able to help her with the wedding costs. He doesn’t have enough money in savings and is reluctant to sell either of his properties. His family home also has a lot of sentimental value and he wants to pass this onto his daughter one day.
Nick gets in touch with his financial adviser to discuss his options.
I wanted to be able to help my daughter out with her upcoming wedding, without affecting my main property.
More than a second home
Nick’s financial adviser recommends a lifetime mortgage on his second home in Wales. He explains that Nick can release money from his property but still retain ownership. This also wouldn’t affect his family home.
His adviser recommends our Second Home Voluntary Select lifetime mortgage, which allows Nick to release £18,000 from his second property to put towards his daughter’s wedding.
Happily ever after
Using our second home lifetime mortgage, Nick was able to release tax-free cash from his second home to pay for his daughter’s wedding. While he doesn't have to make any payments because interest is simply added to his loan balance, choosing to make voluntary repayments would help him keep the loan balance down.
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