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My landlord never paid the mortage

I paid my rent every month but the landlord never paid the mortgage. We have now received an eviction notice for 5 Jan 2011. Any advice on what I can do?

Asked on Dec 9 2010, General in Coventry | Report content

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  • Really sorry to hear that, have you contact the building society and offered to pay the rent directly to them as a way of the getting an income. But if the lenders have a repossession order through the court sadly there is little you can do other than above? Speak to your local council and citizens advice to see if they can offer any better advice.

    Answered on Dec 9 2010, Report content
  • You are best to seek legal advice, but my understanding is the bank can take possesion. From what I understand alot depends on how large the arrears are and whether there is any equity in the property. If there is no or negative equity you could approach the bank to pay the rent to them and they accept your tenancy . Good luck

    Answered on Dec 9 2010, Report content
  • Definitely a good idea to speak to the mortgage company who have applied to possession, they will sometimes allow you to remain in the property for the period of your tenancy as long as you pay the rent directly to them. If they decline, unfortunately there is little you can do. You may be able to appeal to the court for an extension but it's unusual for this to be any more than 14 days. I believe the court will have granted them possession under Ground II of part I of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988.

    Answered on Dec 9 2010, Report content

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