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Is there a mortgage default grace period?

Is there a mortgage default grace period? | J Daniels & Associates

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If you’re close to receiving a mortgage default, you might be wondering if there’s a grace period in which you can make repayments. Depending on your lender, they may have a period of a week or two in which you can repay the amount that you owe. However, not all lenders may have a period like this. Once you have received the default notice, you have a period of around 30 days to make your repayments.

To find out more about default notices and grace periods, read on below.

What is a mortgage default?

mortgage default generally happens when a borrower is 90 days or more behind in making a repayment on their home loan. A default can be listed on your credit file, which can, in turn, affect your credit rating and have implications if you apply for other loans in the future. 

Is there a mortgage default grace period?

In some cases, lenders may offer a one or two week grace period. This is where any overdue payment made during this period is still considered to be on time. After this grace period has passed, you are considered to be behind on your repayments and may be classed by your lender as being in arrears.

Generally, your lender may be able to send you a default notice the day your repayment becomes overdue. However, depending on your lender, they may wait until your repayment is 90 days or more overdue. The default notice itself means that you have 30 days to make the payments you’ve missed, as well as the regular repayments on your loan.

What happens when you default on your mortgage?

If you do find yourself defaulting on a mortgage payment, you may find that there are several consequences. You might find that your lender will charge late fees on top of your debt, making the overall amount that you owe higher. These fees may differ depending on your lender.

Default on a mortgage payment will generally also be listed on your credit file. Depending on how many defaults are on your credit file, this could negatively affect your credit rating. You may also find that lenders are less willing to approve any loans that you apply for if you have previously defaulted on a mortgage.

How can J Daniels & Associates help me?

J Daniels & Associates has more than 40 years’ experience and has helped 1,000’s of people successfully.

We advocate on our clients’ behalf with banks and creditors to stop home repossession, as well as helping to stop those in bankruptcy situations from being harassed by creditors. You shouldn’t have to live in constant fear, and that’s where we can help.

We aim to provide support services to those who do not know where to look, or who are confused about where to turn during the bankruptcy process. Our helpful advocates can assist you when you need it the most. We can give you confidential help, expert debt guidance and help you to find a personalised solution.

We don’t have any hidden fees, so you won’t have to worry about any nasty surprises. In addition to helping you to improve your financial situation, we can assist you in finding a solution to your mortgage issues. If you need help and support, give us a call today for your free consultation.

*Disclaimer: This article contains general comments and recommendations only. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as legal advice. This article has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before taking any action, you should consider the appropriateness of the comments made in the article, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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