repossessions

Watchdog cracks down on repossessions

Mortgage lenders have been given a deadline to ensure homeowners facing repossession are treated as fairly as possible.

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Ten ways to deal with repossession

The number of homeowners facing repossession has jumped by more than 90% over the past 12 months, according to official statistics from the Financial Services Authority.

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Mortgage squeeze forces homeowners to sell

The number of homes being repossessed rose by 12% in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown.

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Is this the next big mis-selling scandal?

Sale and rent back schemes are increasingly being touted as the solution for desperate homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage repayments.

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What rights do renters have against repossession?

A decade of soaring house prices has priced many people off the property ladder, and the current credit crunch and lack of mortgage credit means increasing numbers of people are opting to rent rather than buy.

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Home repossessions up 71%

The number of people losing their homes because they are unable to keep up with payments has risen sharply, with a 71% increase in possessions since last year.

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New laws to protect homeowners

Gordon Brown has pledged new measures to help people avoid losing their homes as Britain heads towards a recession.

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New laws to increase repossessions

New laws are being considered that will make it easier for lenders to force homeowners to sell their homes if they fall behind on credit card or car loan payments.

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Little surprise in arrears and repossession numbers

The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that, despite the slowing economy, the majority of homeowners continue to meet their full mortgage repayments every month.

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Rising number of borrowers at risk of repossession

The number of borrowers at risk of having their homes repossessed has soared in the past year with 38,688 possession claims made in the first three months of 2008 alone.

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