The Council has agreed to temporarily revise Rule 8 of its Rules and Guidance to enable cases to complete without a physical face-to-face meeting with a solicitor.

It  is a short-term amendment and will only apply during government “stay at home” requirements during the pandemic. Once this has been lifted, there will be a further update from the Council.

Below you will find several supporting resources including a video, a process chart, guidance notes and solicitors certificates.

 

Equity Release Council Document
Equity Release Council Document

Guidance notes for stay at home process

File size: 152 KB | Type: pdf | Resources

Equity Release Council Document
Equity Release Council Document

Stay at Home Solicitor Appointment (flowchart)

File size: 64 KB | Type: pdf |

Equity Release Council Document
Equity Release Council Document

Non F2F Solicitor’s Certificate Scotland 15 April

File size: 173 KB | Type: pdf | Resources

Equity Release Council Document
Equity Release Council Document

Non F2F Solicitor’s Certificate Northern Ireland 15 April 2020

File size: 173 KB | Type: pdf | Resources

Equity Release Council Document
Equity Release Council Document

Non F2F Solicitor’s Certificate Eng and Wales 15 April 2020

File size: 174 KB | Type: pdf | Resources

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