Posted on 13 August 2011 by shaun
Am I still responsible for a repossession from over 20 years ago? I split up with my partner and have not seen her since she wanted to take over the flat and I didn't even know it was repossessed.
If you were a joint party to the mortgage at the time the property was repossessed then despite the fact you had split up and were not living there, you are still responsible for any of the mortgage debt that was cleared by the sale of the property. You will also be responsible for any unpaid legal costs. It is possible the your lender has claimed on an indemnity policy for any losses and in this instance the insurance company can pursue you for their loss.
With regards to obtaining a new mortgage or any other credit you will be committing fraud if you do not divulge the repossession and this could make it even harder, if not impossible for you to obtain any for of credit in the future.
I recommend that you take independent legal advice regarding your situation.
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