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If I die before my morgage is fully paid will my benefactor

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If I die before my morgage is fully paid will my benefactor get the chance to sell the house to keep
The equity to pay off debts and a funeral
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 8 months ago.

Hello - could you explain your situation in more detail please - who is your benefactor and who owns the property?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I own property I have substantial equity only money I have I would like to leave that to my brothers who will also be my executors the equity would more than pay for any funeral expenses
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
If they are giving opportunity to sell house
Expert:  F E Smith replied 8 months ago.

When someone with a mortgage dies, the mortgage automatically comes to an end and of the reduction of money in the estate to pay the mortgage off, then the property must be sold. The lenders will not immediately repossess the property or take action to repossess the property provided it is marketed within a reasonable period of time. There is no reason why the property cannot be marketed before probate is granted provided the agent knows that it is subject to grant of probate.

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