RIP's handed over to Vulture in late December 2018 by Ulster Bank

In trouble

New Member
I am a small investor with three RIP's. One in full repayments and two in a reduced capital but full Interest repayment in place. They are tracker mortgages.
My last contact with Ulster Bank said they would review my situation in Jan 2019 but next thing is that I receive notice that all three have been handed over to the VF. I am not in any arrears and always communicated and met with Ulster Bank and their payment restructuring. The RIP's have been in 100% occupancy for over eight years. The rent will not meet the mortgage repayments unless they are pushed out for the next 18 eighteen years. I retire in 11 years(will be 68).
I am happy to get out and sell the properties. They are all in negative equity.
There are no cross guaranties against the family home, Pension, Investments etc.
How to I go about this situation.
Under current market values:
Amount owed = 755K
Property Value = circa 550K
Please advise best option and the process to expect. How to negotiate? I am not a negotiator. Guess the VF reads this forum too!!

Brendan Burgess

There are no cross guaranties against the family home, Pension, Investments etc.
You owe the money. It does not matter if there is "cross guarantee" in place or not, the lender can still pursue you for any shortfall.

You need to provide the full information, property by property.

Interest rate
Term remaining

What other investments do you have and how much equity is in your home?

The rent might not cover the full repayment, but it's very likely that it is covering the full interest and therefore you are repaying capital and reducing the negative equity.

If you have other investments which would help you to keep the properties, you should consider selling them.

If the fund accepts the current deal, then it will probably be worth continuing it. But without the figures, it's hard to say.


In trouble

New Member
Brendan, thanks for the reply. Below are a few figures:

Current Value: 165K + 165K + 170K
Mortgage(Arrangement): 1120 + 500 + 500
Rent: 845 + 890 + 845 ( Increase by 4% pa)
Estimate Monthly Expenses: €400 pm
Interest Rate: ECB + 0.75%
Term Remaining: 17 yrs +13yrs + 13 yrs ( would they consider extending the two to 17 years??)
Other Investments: NIL
Cash reserves: NIL
Overdraft: €5K
Credit Union Loan: €30K ( no Arrears repaying €650PM)
Employment Civil Service: Retirement Lump sum estimated to be €78K
1 Child 17 years - Disabled
Wife in receipt of reduced Pension €880pm
I am the main income renting in Dublin and travelling south on the weekend to be with the family Rent:€560pm
No posh cars Reg 2009 ( Hyundai Accent / SKODA Octavia)

Family home valued at circa €345K (3-4 Bed bungalow in estate) / Property is compromised as son to be paid €50K on our death or on sale of property because of modifications.
Current Mortgage : €560pm
Outstanding Bal: €75K