CASE STUDY: A race to possession when a borrower defaults on their financial obligations
Posted by: Westcor International
If the property is leasehold and the borrower ceases to make payments on their mortgage, not only is the lender affected, but the freeholder (or landlord) is too. This can mean a lender risks losing their security if they don't act quickly enough.
CASE STUDY: Our Perfect Title Policy protects our clients if their property's land value plummets, leading to unexpected costs
Posted by: Westcor International
Our lender client was protected under our Perfect Title Policy when the developed value of the land plummeted from over £260K, due to an unknown underground pipe, owned by the Water Authority.
CASE STUDY: Protecting our lenders against fraudulent borrowers
Posted by: Westcor International
What triggered the claim? The Lender was approached by Mr M for a short term loan to be secured as a second charge against the Property he jointly owned with his mother, Mrs Y. Once the loan was complete, Mrs Y would relinquish her interest in the property and Mr M would become the sole owner. Mr M was living at the property with his wife and Mrs Y and confirmed that they would be letting the property out and produced a tenancy agreement to reflect this. 6 months later, Mr M defaulted on the loan. The lender discovered that not only was Mr M still living at the property, but Mrs Y alleged that she had no idea why the property was no longer in her name, that she didn't know the solicitors who had acted on her behalf and that she did not understand the documents Mr M had asked her to sign.
What are the hidden risks for lenders post purchase?
Posted by: Westcor International
Whilst all land in England and Wales is required to be registered at HMLR, following any significant change in title, only around 85% of all land in England and Wales actually is.
Buy-to-let considerations
Posted by: Westcor International
In an attempt to help first time buyers and boost home ownership, numerous policy changes since 2015 have made it clear that the government is targeting the buy-to-let market and the purchase of second homes.
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