5 key ways to avoid repossession

As repossession is an action which is taken when all else fails, there are certainly several ways to avoid it from happening.

In order for everyone to understand the act of repossession: it happens when someone who has the property itself appointed as the mortgage is so overdue and shows no willingness to pay back his or her credit, then after several warnings, the credit institute would take the case to court. In case the person owing credit is still not willing to show up neither to negotiate on the conditions of payment, the final decision of the court may result in a repossession of the property. Naturally this is also subject to several other things, which also includes the exact sum of the debt in question and the exact percentage this takes out of the total value of the property.

How this can be avoided? There are several options for you to stop the procedure from happening up until the final point. Let’s see a couple of these below.

  1. Renegotiate with the creditor - We all know it’s not a pleasant thing to go to banks and to negotiate but as credit institutes also would like to avoid the repossession procedure, which can take years and costs a lot, most often than not, they are all open to negotiations or re-negotiation. Normally most people will be able to pay if only a minimal sum on a monthly basis therefore most people will be able to open up negotiations when needed.

  2. Always get an insurance along with the credit - Insurance may seem to be something that’s unnecessary and just an additional cost. But honestly, everyone can be in the situation that they lose their jobs and if the sum which they need to pay is large enough then it’s the insurance which can cover this payment for a few months, up until the debtor finds a new job and gets settled. This is exactly why we always suggest everyone not to forget about the insurance, it can prove to be extremely helpful.

  3. Do show up at court and be honest about your situation - Hiding will not work forever. It’s much better to show up and be honest about your situation. This way you open up ways of negotiation too. If creditors see your willingness to pay, they won’t be so hard with you.

  4. Always be ready to cooperate - It’s extremely important to show your willingness to cooperate and to be entirely honest about how much you can pay and how much less you can pay for how long. Most people, if willing are able to find employment within a few months and when this happens, then all can be set back to normal payment in no time.

  5. If all else fails, start selling the property in order to pay out the sum you owe - If you don’t see any ways for you to get employed within a short period of time, it’s best to choose to sell your property, for as much value as possible. This way you can pay back your debt and can still rent or buy a smaller home for you.

Eleanor Kelly

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