Getting name off a joint mortgage/redress split and credit score

Lone Star

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Posting this for a friend. (3 items)

EBS case - house that was in arrears - now in the clear
House arrears arose after a divorce
Arrears most likely would not have occurred had overcharging not been a factor
EBS have given 12K compensation
House now in positive equity and mortgage being paid
My friend moved out and now rents - the ex lives in the property
The 12K (redress) is still with the bank - they won't release the money until the form is signed by both parties - the ex in the house won't sign the same form!! and won't agree to what and how the 12K is divided. The bank won't issue two forms or accept two forms with a signature on each (they want 2 signatures on the one form) and won't issue two cheques.
That's Item 1 - Any suggestions??!!

Item 2 - the person who moved out has been trying for 3 years to get name off the mortgage? wants nothing to do with the house - even in years to come - just wants to move on - bank are saying they won't take the name off.....any suggestions/ways in which this is done/can be done? would ex need to apply for an entirely new mortgage in own name?

Item 3 - Credit rating - the credit score has been impaired - however as arrears most likely arose due to the overcharging - can the bank request the credit bureau to adjust the scoring?? At some stage my friend wants to buy a new home.

Thanks!
 

elcato

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Who pays the mortgage currently on the house ? Best outcome here would be to force a sale and split any profit 50/50 but I'm guessing the occupier will not agree to this. Solicitor should be consulted.
 

Lone Star

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Yip force a sale was an option considered OR radical move of moving back in/occupy half of house. (Which would be messy but worth the threat perhaps)
Person in house is 'now' paying the mortgage. Other person put in huge deposit back at start. How does one party force a sale if person in residence won't agree.
 

huskerdu

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Is this a fair summary of the situation ?

Jo and Pat bought a house while married

Jo and Pat are now divorced. Par lives in the house and currently pays the mortgage

Jo wants to get rid of the house
Pat wants to own the house, but cant get a mortgage to buy it off Jo

They can't get the €12K from the ESB until they come to an agreement
The haouse is in positive equity

Jo paid a majority of the deposit on the house when it was bought ( while they were married)


Questions

How much positive equity ?
What does the divorce settlement say ?
Will Pat be able to get a mortgage on their own ?

Most importantly....

What does Jo want ? Their share of the 12K, their share of the equity ?
 

elcato

Moderator
No doubt Jo and Pat are at odds about who paid the mortgage when they lived 'happily' together also but Pat wants to move on so doesn't want to dwell on that. Could he ask her to sign if he gave the 12k up ? I know it would be hard.

Part 3 - He should write to EBS asking them to correct the ICB at least.
 

Lone Star

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bought while married.
no one wants to get rid of house
Jo wants a clean start even though jo paid massive deposit
Pat lives in house yes - and only after the overcharging mess was sorted did the payments revert to normal
Pat won't agree or do anything re taking Jo off the mortgage
Jo is as a last resort thinking - forcing a sale might be only option if Pat won't get a new mortgage solo.

Bank said options are: Pat applies for new mortgage or Jo takes case to court to force a sale
Bank said yes they will sort credit rating if arrears were only due to the overcharging


Positive equity is probably only a few thousand
settlement may not have covered this?? I can check.
Jo wants 6k and nothing more.
Pat if Pat had any sense would bit the hand of Jo
Jo is more than reasonable person.
Pat is not.

Jo just wants to get on with life, buy a home and live happily.
 

Lone Star

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The 12K is the balance - the redress was closer to 40K - and the 28 was used to settle off the arrears.
 

Lone Star

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The fairest would be to split the 12K - at the moment it's in limbo/held in the bank - the occupier of the home would end up with the property at the end of the day if they were agreeable to taking the ex off the mortgage/reapplying for solo mortgage - means wise it should be possible. My friend did a data access request some months ago and has yet to hear back from the bank on it. I'm wondering how the redress and restructure came about with only one signatory....yet they won't release the 12 K without 2 signature on the same form...
 

elcato

Moderator
I'm wondering how the redress and restructure came about with only one signatory
What restructure ? The redress may have been triggered without any involvement of the mortgagees if they were deemed impacted in the investigation in general.

the occupier of the home would end up with the property at the end of the day if they were agreeable to taking the ex off the mortgage/reapplying for solo mortgage - means wise it should be possible.
And if this is what current occupier wants then the other party should agree to do it based on the 12k being split. They cannot do this without both signatures
 

Lone Star

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I think yes that the redress was part of wider investigations. Current occupier has heels dug in. it would be the simplest and fairest solution that cuts all ties and lets both move on.
 
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