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I have a buy to let mortgage with Mortgage Express. This mortgage finishes in April 2015. The value at present of the property is around £50000. I paid £126,000 for it 6 years ago with a mortgage of £113,500. There is now negative equity in the property in the region of £76,000.
I have paid the interest on the mortgage consistently and the property has been let at a fair rent allowing the mortgage payments to be met.
I have asked Mortgage Express for an extension of the term to allow equity to build in the apartment so as to give me a chance to sell it and redeem the mortgage.
I have asked Mortgage Express to allow me to overpay and they have agreed, however I don’t want to overpay to find that I am made bankrupt due to their unwillingness to extend the mortgage in April 2015. There will be a shortfall of £45000 even if I over pay £1000 a month.
I earn a good wage and can afford to overpay by over a £1000 per month.
I have also written to the Prime Minister who has given the treasury my letter who in turn have responded. They say tackle the case with the Financial Ombudsman. My past dealings with them seem to be that they are weak to say the least.
It seems unfair that due to no fault of my own, indeed the financial crisis of the country being the cause and the disastrous dealings of the banks being responsible, I have to be responsible and accountable instead of the perpetrators.
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