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.

John Whyte Equity Release have been providing specialist, independent advice to clients in Hampshire and across the South East for many years. As a regulated adviser with a speciality in equity release and later life mortgages with nearly 20 years’ experience, I can provide expert advice and guidance to enable you to make the right choice for you, your family and your property.

If you are looking to find out more about possible equity release plans for your home, including lifetime mortgages, later life mortgages or home reversion plans, I offer free, no obligation telephone consultations to answer your initial queries. I regularly travel throughout the southern counties and am happy to meet you at your home, whether you’re based in Basingstoke or Portsmouth, Southampton or the New Forest, to help you find a plan that is tailored to your personal circumstances.

For your complete peace of mind, I am a member of the Equity Release Council and an introducer to The Right Equity Release Ltd, which is authorised and fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Why not get in touch by calling John Whyte Equity Release on 01903 890660 today?

How equity release works

Mr & Mrs R from Horsham

John was very professional & explained everything in language that was easy to understand, his presentations were clear and easy to comprehend, he paused frequently, for us to ask any questions, very friendly, and easy one the ear, we did not feel pressurised at all, and everything was documented exactly as per the meetings, after speaking to another Equity Release Company, I would highly recommend John. 10 out of 10 for Service and friendliness.

Mrs Alderman, Surrey

John was recommended by a friend. He was knowledgeable and friendly whilst advising and supporting my mortgage application. He kept me well informed of the process and was proactive in chasing the lender.

Mr S Adams from Eastbourne

Re equity release . John Whyte is a professional in his field , guiding you through all the process, making sure it’s right for you. Highly recommended.

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 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 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 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 & 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 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

Equity Release – the right choice for you?

Are you a homeowner in Hampshire over the age of 55 years? As you approach retirement age, you may come to realise that the bulk of your wealth is tied up in the value of your home. Property prices in the South East have risen considerably since the 1990s, so the equity in your home may be worth a significant amount.

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What types of equity release are available?

The two main types of equity release are lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. A lifetime mortgage is the most common type of equity release. These allow you to withdraw money from your home in either a lump sum, or multiple smaller payment. You will retain full ownership of your property and the interest on the payments is ‘rolled up’ – the loan and the interest is paid off by your estate when you die or move into long-term care.

A home reversion plan involves the provider purchasing a percentage of your property that then allows you to access its value. You retain the right to live in property rent-free. Similar to a lifetime mortgage, when the property is sold, the provider takes their portion and your estate keeps the rest.

Does the cash release from the property get taxed?

If you choose to take a lump sum from your lifetime mortgage, the money is tax free. If you continue to earn a regular income, make investments, or deposit into savings, you will be charged interest on gains you receive.

How much could you release?

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Get in touch

For more information about Equity Release in Hampshire, please get in touch by completing the enquiry form on the right hand side, or simply call 01903 890660 to start exploring your options.

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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,
England, B93 0NH

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

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.