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18 Aug 12 #350352 by jane61
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Hi can anyone out there let me know if STBX can change our joint mortgage from repayment to interest only without my permission. Had a letter from building society to day, first I had heard of it?

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18 Aug 12 #350353 by leanng
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you need to talk to the bank or building society directly to find out. some will allow one party to change from one thing to another ... some won''t

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18 Aug 12 #350376 by SilverFir
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My Ex managed to do the same thing.

He spent a year trying to re-mortgage on his own to buy me out of the joint mortgage, and I remember signing a document (some kind of transfer deed) for the mortgage company that I was happy for that to happen. Then he changed his mind and the house went on the market.

Another year went by, and I had reason to ask the mortgage company for copies of the annual statement (which had been sent to the FMH so he had them). I noticed that at the point where he stopped trying to re-mortgage, the terms got switched from repayment (capital + interest) to interest only.

I hadn''t given my consent to that, although I could understand why (so the equity level remained the same). I''d have thought the mortgage company needed both signatures. I did question it with the mortgage company, and they said "they couldn''t find the documentation relating to the change".

I decided not to pursue it further (I''m sure I could have complained if I wanted) but will make sure that it is taken into account when we eventually (eventually!!!) get to financial settlement.

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