I've been wondering for a while if I would be better off stopping my pension payments and paying the money off my mortgage and paying it off more quickly. Then I would rent out the house and start paying into a pension again, potentially with more money as I'd have the rent from the house.
What I would like is to know if there are existing tools, or just an outline of the method, which I can plug numbers into to see the differences in monthly incomes when I retire.
I'm in the UK. I might rent it out before the mortgage term is up, and the rental income should cover the current mortgage payments & upkeep and not much else if I do that, so effectively the house could buy itself over a longer term if I didn't make overpayments, but what I'd like to workout is if I payed off the mortgage earlier by paying my pension payments into the mortgage instead would that make me better off in the long term.
I imagine I'd need existing pension pots, amount paid into pension, employers contribution, pension growth rate, amount of mortgage, mortgage rate, years remaining on mortgage, age, retirement age, amount paid into pension on restart, but I'm not sure if there are other things to consider.
After writing down all of the things I think I'll need I'm starting to feel like this might be a bit of an ask. If the above isn't possible then just a way to calculate potential pension returns might be enough to put me on the right track.
Basically I would like something like this pension calculator but where I could put all of the values in a row in a spreadsheet and see the number change, and where I could delay contributions for more than 5 years.