Hello, I’m John Whyte, Specialist Equity Release Broker in Sussex covering the whole of the UK.

I’ll help you choose an equity release plan that’s right for you, leaving you to enjoy your retirement.
I’ve prepared a handy guide to answer some FAQs but welcome you contact me so I can answer your questions personally. To understand the features and risks of your own lifetime mortgage, please
ask for a personalised illustration.

What is Equity Release?

Equity release refers to a range of products that let you access the equity (cash) tied up in your home if you are over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both.

If you’re a home owner who is wishing to release some of the value of your own property, then you’ve come to the right place. Some retirees find themselves equity rich, but cash poor. Currently with the interest amount fixed at very low rates for life, now maybe a good time to release the equity locked up inside your home.

How equity release works

Mrs E, Isle of Wight

It was so nice to be able to deal with someone direct who, let me assure you, has his clients best interests at heart. My equity release had a few delays because of COVID but John was always checking and getting back to me to try to hurry things along. I would and have recommended him to others as equity release can be a tricky field to navigate but John made it all so clear and easy to understand.

Mr & Mrs Howard, East Sussex,

John was thoroughly professional throughout the process which went very smoothly and very quickly. John supported us throughout and gave great advice and information as we progressed the application. At all times John communicated clearly, promptly and when necessary chased the other parties involved. We would highly recommend John if you are considering equity release.

Mr & Mrs Smith, Worthing

Professional service throughout, excellent support, patience and guidance during the whole process. Advice given was honest, open and easy to understand. We would highly recommend John to anyone – moving is a stressful business, but with the service that John offers it is so much easier!

Mr & Mrs W, Somerset,

John was recommended to us for his specialised knowledge in the Equity Release field by another professional. We are so glad we followed that advice. Throughout our house purchasing process he was helpful, informative and always friendly. Complications arose on the house seller’s side causing the conveyancing process to become prolonged. However, John not only remained patient and guided us through the stages for securing our loan but he was also proactive in communicating with our solicitor to minimise delays. It was largely due to his perseverance that the the deal was completed successfully. We cannot thank you enough, John, and will happily recommend you to anyone seeking ER advice.

Mr & Mrs Y, Lancing

John was extremely thorough in helping us choose an Equity Release plan that suited us both. He was very knowledgeable on the current market and able to get us the what we wanted. He always responded very quickly to any queries we had.

Mr V, Bristol,

John originally arranged an Equity Release for my wife and myself a few years ago and handled everything in a quick and efficient manner, and now after 55 years of marriage and sadly living alone, I decided to take as much equity as possible out of my house.
Taking out a second equity mortgage seemed to throw up every possible hurdle imaginable. John, completely unperturbed, ploughed on in his inimitable and determined manner, finally locating a suitable provider and monitoring the progress of the solicitor he very knowledgeably recommended.
To sum up, John has been the ultimate professional and did absolutely everything to ensure the success of the transaction.
Thankyou John.

Mr R

From the off, John was friendly, professional, responsive and patient. He took the time to explain each step of the process with absolute clarity. Excellent service from start to finish – I highly recommend John.

Mr J – Lancing,

John was amazing every step of the way he helped my parents through the process of equity release and made it as stress free as possible, i can not recommend him enough and am grateful for his help in making my parents lives that much easier.
Thank you

Mr & Mrs Smith – Worthing

Thanks John for a professional service,good value for money,amazing patience ,and quick response.Nothing was too much trouble,and your help was invaluable.

Types of Equity Release

What is Equity Release?

Equity release is a way to unlock the capital tied up in your home in one cash lump sum or in several smaller amounts, or as a combination of both. You can only get equity release if you own your home and are over the aged of 55.

What is an equity release broker?

An equity release broker is a completely independent intermediary for clients seeking to release equity from their property. An equity release broker offers market intelligence and acts as an agent for the customer, providing personalised advice. Equity release brokers make their money by charging a fee or commission for tailored equity release solutions.

What Costs are Involved with Equity Release?

There are costs involved with equity release. These are the fees for independent financial advice, the mortgage lenders charge and the property valuation or survey fee required to get a current market value of your property.

There is also the interest accumulated through lifetime mortgage plans, but this isn’t an immediate cost – it is rolled-up until the end of the loan (when you die), at which point it is payable by your estate.

Do I have to pay tax on the equity released?

No, you do not pay any direct tax on the money you receive from an equity release plan. It is not classed as a capital gain because you are borrowing money against your home. However, if you invest your tax-free cash in ISAs or other savings accounts, you may have to pay tax on any growth. Releasing equity from your house will reduce the value of your estate so it could actually reduce your Inheritance Tax bill when you die.

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Equity Release Sussex is a trading style of TRM Financial Ltd (FCA Ref 725622), an Appointed Representative of The Right Mortgage Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (649443). Registered in England and Wales no. 09832887. Registered Address: 70 St. Johns Close, Knowle, Solihull,
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For Independent Equity Release advice we do not charge any upfront fees however,
a fee of up to 1% of the total cash facility arranged is payable (subject to a typical minimum charge of £1,295) on completion for our service in relation to lifetime mortgage contracts plus commission from the lender.

The exact amount will depend on the complexity and work involved in your case and will be confirmed by way of a formal fee agreement.

For Independent Mortgage Advice we charge a fee of up to 1% of your mortgage amount payable (subject to a typical minimum charge of £295 payable on application & £300 on completion (£595 in total) plus commission from lender. The exact amount will depend on the complexity and work involved on your case and will be confirmed by way of a formal fee agreement.
To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.