In basic terms, this is when the value of the property is less than the mortgage. When calculating this you have to be realistic, especially in today’s market as to what the value would be to dispose of the property.
Then there is the issue of selling costs which can typically amount to between 8-10%. Negative equity explained.
Other phrases for negative equity include:
As and when negative equity is crystalised, it is deemed to be the monetary shortfall and is due and payable at that point. By crystallisation we mean the point at which the mortgage must be repaid, or is ‘triggered’ by:
EU Property Solutions recently assisted a family after the sad loss of their relative. The lady in question died and unbeknown to the family she had a negative equity property in Spain. The Spanish Bank secured an Order Charging Land on the deceased’s UK home. The executor of the estate was faced with the requirement to pay the negative equity shortfall in full. EU Property Solutions were appointed and settled the c£101,000 debt for £17,000, including costs.
Very often clients look to sort out property debt situations in Spain before any crystallisation of the debt. That is when EU Property Solutions step in.
EU Property Solutions have developed relationships with all major Spanish Banks and Cajas. This coupled with our debt negotiation skills, alongside our established legal teams enables us to control the risk and then look to eliminate the bulk of the financial burden involved in Spanish property debt cases.
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We are a UK based firm with legal teams in Spain and Cyprus who understand the market and Bank practices as they stand. We remove the language barrier and utilise law, Bank lending flaws and current client circumstances to negotiate the best feasible outcome for all our clients.
EU Property Solutions was formed following the success of our associate firm Bell & Company. An FCA registered firm of Debt Strategists, Bell & Company assist individuals in difficulty in the UK and Republic of Ireland with Personal and Business-related debt issues.
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