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Equity Release

Posted by CybiDev - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by CybiDev - 4 years ago

Thanks everyone for your helpful advice....Maybe we will look at this in another year's time - it seemed like a good idea when we discussed a few nights ago especially as we have friends in the UK who took this option to enhance their lifestyle. So once again thank you all.



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Posted by pilot-425170 - 4 years ago

Nothing like the UK schemes, not at all popular over here, from what I have heard you would be well advised to steer clear.

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

... you may stay in, rather than 'keep' the property, which has been definitively 'sold', (so it is really a 'bet' as to whether the person obliges by dying early or follows the example of Jeanne Calment!!).

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Posted by JLJ-429896 - 4 years ago

You see quite a few viager on leboncoin. Usually seaside properties from what I've seen.

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Posted by mechanician - 4 years ago

There is a Equity Release scheme in France called "Viager" ( google it and see) but it is a very small market (4000 sales a year) see this description at this link http://www.connexionfrance.com/explaining-the-viager-system-10211-news-article.html.

You keep the property, get a percentage of what it is worth and get paid a monthly sum for life. No escape once commited however.

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Posted by rance-781573 - 4 years ago

Put these words in to Google and you can see the options..

French Equity Release