06, June, 2023

Facing repossession? Consider all your options

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Can I stop the repossession of my house?
Yes, there are several steps in repossession and you can get control at any point if you talk to your lender and start making your mortgage payments again.

Even if your lender has started the process of legal action for repossession, there are still steps that you can take to help you keep your house.

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If you haven’t done so already, speak to someone who knows about housing law. That doesn’t mean that you have to pay a solicitor and get yourself into any further debt, there’s free legal aid available to anyone; you just need to know where to look. Anyone can call Shelter’s free national helpline on 0808 800 444. Or, if you’re on certain benefits or have a low income, you can call the Civil Legal Advice helpline on 0345 345 4345. If you’re not ready to give them a call just yet, both agencies have a wealth of information on their website if you’d like to consider all your options beforehand.

There is some important information about your rights that you should know when dealing with repossession.

If you’re not sure where in the process of repossession you are, it’s vital that you find out straight away so you know what you can do to prevent it. There are several things that lenders are legally required to do;

It also might be handy to see some facts and figures about repossession, to put you at ease. Being in arrears does not mean your house will be repossessed, as below shows;

If you need more information or to discuss your situation then get in touch. Alternatively, take a look at our blog post about selling your house due to financial difficulties, or if you’re considering selling your house then contact We Buy Any House for a free offer today.

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