Ask The Expert: Week 8 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 8: Will ‘vulture funds’ consider different options proposed to them? What sort of expenses are considered as Reasonable Living Expenses? How does the Mortgage to Rent (MTR) scheme work? What is the application for a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA)? What options would a borrower whose home is in negative equity and can’t afford mortgage repayments have?
Ask The Expert: Week 7 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 7: What should I do if my home has been sold to a ‘vulture fund’? Can legal charges be refunded in repossession cases? The effect mortgage arrears can have on family breakups. What happens when only one party engages with the lender after a separation? What can a borrower expect when they engage with Abhaile? Is mortgage protection worth it?
What are Reasonable Living Expenses (RLE’s)?
Why are Reasonable Living Expenses important? Why are Reasonable Living Expenses used? How are Reasonable Living Expenses determined? What is considered Reasonable Living Expenses? Case Studies of Reasonable Living Expenses.
Ask The Expert: Week 6 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 6: What is the Abhaile scheme? If you receive a court summons, will you lose your home? What's the next step after a 'fund' buys your mortgage? What is the Boxer Moran Bill? The trust creditors have towards MABS. Is it ever too late to address home mortgage arrears?
Ask The Expert: Week 5 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 5: What happens when a vulture fund buys a mortgage account in arrears? Is there a solution for everybody? What's a Protective Certificate in Personal Insolvency? Does the bank come up with the solution? Am I eligible for Mortgage to Rent?
Ask The Expert: Week 4 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 4: What should you do when you receive a legal letter? Is a free service a useful service? How does Mortgage to Rent work? An Insolvency Arrangement case study.
7 Steps to a Mortgage Arrears Resolution - A Borrowers Journey
Abhaile is the Free Mortgage Arrears Support Scheme made up of a network of qualified and regulated financial, legal and insolvency professionals. The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS), Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) and the Legal Aid Board (LAB) work holistically and collaboratively to provide the necessary supports under Abhaile. Over 90% of borrowers who have engaged with the scheme and reached a solution to their mortgage arrears get to stay in their home.
Ask The Expert: Week 3 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 3: What is the Dedicated Mortgage Arrears (DMA) adviser service? If i'm in court, where can I find a MABS Court Mentor? Its never too late to address the issue of mortgage arrears. Borrowers who choose not pay their mortgage. Abhaile's success rate in keeping borrowers in their home. How does debt write off work?
Ask The Expert: Week 2 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 2: What does Abhaile do? What should a borrower do when they receive a letter to go to court? What is insolvency? Mortgage arrears and relationship breakdown. What is Mortgage to Rent? What are the success rates for Abhaile?
Possible Solutions to Home Mortgage Arrears
There are many possible restructures or treatments available to borrowers who are in home mortgage arrears. Depending on a borrower's personal circumstances and financial capabilities, one or a combination of the below solutions may help them restructure their mortgage and return them to solvency.
Ask The Expert: Week 1 Show Notes - Best Bits
Topics covered in Week 1: What does Abhaile do? What does a PIP do? What other services are available through Abhaile? What does the service cost? What is the first step in seeking the available supports?
I’m in home mortgage arrears, what should I do?
You might think it will never happen to you, but it’s easy to get into mortgage arrears if your situation changes or the unexpected happens. If you experience a temporary setback or a long-term change in your circumstances, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to lose your home. There are supports out there to offer advice and practical support - even if you’re facing the threat of repossession. The following steps should be followed if you are in mortgage arrears and seeking help.
Residential Mortgage Arrears in Ireland continues to decline
The Central Bank has this week released its report on ‘Residential Mortgage Arrears & Repossession Statistics: Q4 2018’. Since the end of September 2018, the number of accounts in mortgage arrears has fallen by 2,367.