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HOW CAN THE FAMILY BUILDING SOCIETY HELP ME?
We’ve partnered up with Bridgefast Property Services who are a specialist property sales management and funding company providing a comprehensive range of property related services. Bridgefast’s advisers manage the entire operation - working to ease your logistical worries and providing extra support at a time when your emotions are running high.

Are you living a long way from your elderly relative? Perhaps your life is already so full you just don’t have the time or know how to manage the    sale yourself?  

The reality of modern life is that we don’t live in close knit communities any more with Mum or Dad round the corner. That’s where they can help – if their home is a long way from where you live they can step in and take much of the worry away from you.  

When life at home becomes too difficult, there are various possibilities to consider. Selling up is one option - and is often an inevitable factor of the transition into residential care.  

Bridgefast Property Services are regulated by the FCA and their advisers are regulated in all aspects of the selling and moving process. 

What they can do for you:

  • Selecting and managing estate agents – ensuring they do what they promise!
  • The knowledge to put the property on the market at the right price
  • Arranging an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Negotiating with buyers and helping you decide which offer to accept
  • Appointing solicitors and making sure they don’t delay the sale
  • Arranging for house clearance
  • You can also take advantage of Bridgefast’s Vacant Property Care - which includes insurance, inspection and maintenance. So leaving a home empty isn’t a problem   
  • Arranging property repairs.  

 
Why should I use this service rather than selling myself through an       Estate Agent?
  
Here’s a snapshot of the many additional ways they can help compared to selling through the traditional route

Services

Bridgefast

Estate
Agent

Solicitor

Personal adviser

Y

 

Y

Property valuation

Y

Y

 
Marketing plan

Y

Y

 

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Y

Y

Y

Market property

Y

Y

Negotiate offers

Y

Y

 
Lump sum funding

Y

 
Monthly funding

Y

 
Vacant property insurance

Y

 
Garden maintenance

Y

 
Manage house clearance

Y

 
Drain down property

Y

 
Arrange removals

Y

 
Legal conveyance on sale

Y

 Y
Deal with utility companies

Y

 

The team is proactive and will ensure the whole process is as smooth and worry-free as possible for you. Plus you’ll be appointed a dedicated personal adviser, not just a nameless call centre! Which in this day and age, we hope you’ll agree is a real benefit.  

Do you need urgent assistance to pay for care fees? Lump sum and    monthly funding
As we know care fees soon mount up, which is a scary prospect.  Realistically selling a home doesn’t happen overnight, and yet from the day your loved one is forced to move out of their home into care, the care bill will start.   We don’t want you to be forced into a quick sale at a lower than market value price, because of the urgent need for cash to pay a mounting care bill.  

Bridgefast can help with short term care fees funding
They can offer you a solution to this, whilst the sale of the home goes through.

They can help by arranging funding:

  • as a lump sum to purchase an Immediate Needs Annuity
  • or as regular monthly payments to a care home until the sale is complete.

Please note if you need this option then we advise you to obtain independent financial advice first (we can put you in touch with an adviser if needed).  
Nothing is left to chance, with the ultimate goal to maximise the sale price and ensure a smooth transition for you and your family.  

To see how Bridgefast has helped other customers, take a look at their   case studies

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