Post by AnthonyL
I've moved house and haven't yet sold the previous one, which is owned
Over the winter my nephew has been living there and now is interested
in buying it but would struggle to get a traditional mortgage due to
th nature of his work.
From my point of view I need some capital and some income to
supplement my pension. With this in mind I wonder what happens if I
go along the lines of saying that payments he makes over a certain
level will go towards his equity in the property. So if he puts a
lump sum of £20k in then he's bought a 10% share for instance. We can
agree a base interest rate and anything paid above that goes towards
Just looking for some thoughts and ideas before we agree a plan which
most likely will need professional involvement as clearly there will
be tax and other implications.
You're going to need legal advice about this. For example, what happens
if you die before he's bought all the equity? Would he have any security
or could your beneficiaries demand that he sell it so that they can get
If you do go down this route, might it be simpler to - in effect - lend
him the money to buy it off you? If (say) you agree that it is worth
£200k and he pays a 10% deposit, you receive £20k capital now and lend
him £180k. He makes monthly payments calculated to pay the interest
*and* pay off the debt over an agreed time period. You get a regular income.
He gets all of the equity straight away but the debt is registered
against the property, enabling you to re-possess it in the case of default.
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