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Your home can only be repossessed by your mortgage lender for mortgage arrears if a court agrees and if the correct procedures are followed. Find out how lenders can repossess homes and how to negotiate to keep your home. Help is available, don't face repossession alone.
The steps a mortgage lender or freeholder must follow to repossess your home.
Practical ideas if you're falling behind with your mortgage - from negotiating with your lender to government help. Our tips can help you keep your home.
Explains how it may be possible to prevent court action if your lender or freeholder wants to evict you and repossess your home.
The pre-action protocol for mortgage arrears means lenders should take all reasonable steps to avoid repossession of a homeowner's home.
What happens in court if a mortgage lender or freeholder applies to the court to repossess a home. What can the court decide? Will you lose your home?
Eviction by the bailiffs can only happen after a lender is granted a possession order. Homeowners must act quickly to delay or stop eviction by bailiffs.
Outlines how your alternative housing options may be affected if your home has been repossessed.
Outlines what happens if the court decides to evict you. Explains the bailiffs' role and what happens to your home and your outstanding mortgage.
Repossession by a landlord’s lender happens because a landlord has not been keeping up to date with the mortgage repayments. Tenants need to act quickly ...