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Experience:  LL.B (Hons)
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I have a property in negative equity and have been in

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I have a property in negative equity and have been in contact with a company called Negative Equity Uk. They have advised me that they can obtain a debt reduction with my lender of , approximatley, 40% of the negative equity balance. For this they will charge me £4500. They have told me my credit rating will go down significantly but will start to recover after a couple of years. I told them that i will want to obtain another mortgage in the future (approx 5 years) and they have advised that my credit rating will have recovered enough to do rhis. My question is this, is the advice regarding my credit rating and my ability to obtain a mortgage in the future accurate ?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this? In which country do you live? If different, which country is your legal question related to?
Customer: No i have not spoken to a lawter about this and i am in the UK.
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Like i aaid, i have spoken to Negative Equity Uk. I jhave filled in some forms and paid them a fee of £400 for then to review my case. I guess i'm after a secind opinion from a lawyer experienced in this field as to the accuracy of the advice given to me so far by NE.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No i think that is it .
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Property Law
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Expert:  RJM Law replied 14 days ago.

Thank you for the question. The advice they have given you is not technically incorrect, however there should be a caveat to this. If your credit rating dips dramatically, then it could recover to a level where you could be approved for a mortgage within 5 years. However this is not strictly straight froward. You would have to ensure that you are doing your part for the credit rating i.e. making all payments on time, register on the census etc. obviously if you were to take out any cards or loans and default or take out too much credit then that would also negatively affect your rating also, therefore this would require to be factored in. However, if you have a clean record and don't do anything that negatively impacts your credit score then it would be possible to recover in 5 years.

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