With higher interest rates and the effects of the credit crunch, homeowners face a greater risk of repossession than they behave been since the 1990s.
According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), around 45,000 homes will be repossessed in the coming year – this equates to 123 repossessions every day.
Should you sell and rent back?
Sub-prime mortgages are set for strong growth in the UK over the next four years, according to market analyst Datamonitor.
Increasing numbers of wealthy older people are choosing to sell their homes and rent them back. Letting agents report that they are seeing more over-50s choosing this option.
The desire to free up cash to enjoy life is one of the reasons for this trend of selling to rent, or the fact that children have left home and the house is too big. In addition, many want to avoid the prospect of avoiding leaving their families with a large inheritance tax bill.
According to research from Key Retirement Solutions has revealed that a quarter of homeowners over the age of 60 still have outstanding mortgage debt.
The sale of my property was well managed with regular communication and advice and support provided throughout the process. The company also provided legal support through one of their panel solicitors which was professional friendly and reassuring during what was a complex sale. They are trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to sell their property. Thank you for making this a much easier process.
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