Monday, March 23, 2009
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Homeowners and investors who cannot keep up with their mortgage repayments are abandoning their properties, the High Court has heard, as the number of repossessions continues to rise.
Banks and mortgage lenders were yesterday granted possession of properties in almost one third of cases listed before the High Court’s weekly chancery summonses hearing. Four of the 11 orders for possession granted concerned abandoned properties.
Start Mortgages were granted possession of two abandoned properties in Tuam, Co Galway, and an abandoned home in Castletroy Co Limerick which had been bought for use as a Bed and Breakfast.
In November 2006, the mortgage lender advanced a loan of €793,400 for the purchase of the home, which was intended for operation as a BB. Mortgage repayments were made until December 2007, when the property was abandoned.
Counsel for the mortgage lender said it was believed the defendant had returned to South Africa, where she had lived previously.
The Irish Times
The photo is of an abandoned house that I spotted in Gorey, check out this site for some great abandoned photo's.
Posted by Southofdub at 12:14 AM
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
"I actually pulled up here farther and water was coming out right here," pointing at an outside corner of the house.
Blowers says the owner plugged the bath tub above the kitchen on the second floor and turned on the faucet. Water flooded the bath room, leaked into the ceiling of the first floor and destroyed the kitchen.
Even the basement ceiling caved and the ground floor is drenched.
"To do this is kind of damage to a house or anything is foolish," said Blowers, who guesses the destruction was probably a final act of defiance.
"They blame the mortgage company, they took it out on the mortgage company but what they have to understand is they're still liable. They are still responsible for that house."
Posted by Southofdub at 11:47 AM