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About 10 years ago, we found some discrepancies in our mortgage statement (from Lloyds TSB) and instructed a firm of solicitors in London to prepare a case. Unfortunately, due to the incompetence and the incorrect advice of the solicitors, we lost the case and almost lost our home. As a result, we were deeply in debt, as we had to pay astronomical amount of legal fees of both sides and our mortgage had almost doubled. The case ended in 2004 and we did not hear anything from our solicitors until last year.

We were out of the country due to a family tragedy, after our return we found a few letters from the solicitors, demanding over £2000. The last letter stated, that we owed them over £10,000 (this included interest of the last 6 years) and that they were taking us to court. We immediately contacted them, but they said it was too late and the matter is now to be sorted out in the courts.

Initially, the case was dismissed, then they applied again and obtained a charging order. The final charging order court date is on the 5th of January 2011. The solicitors have stated that after they obtain this they will apply for an order of possession and finally sell the house.

The house is in my mothers name, she is disabled and does not speak very much english. We do mot believe we owe anything to these solicitors and if we did, why had they not pursued it for over 5 years.

Is there any advice that anyone can give me?

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If the property is in your Mothers name they can not get a charging order as the alleged debt is not hers.

 

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The house is in my mothers name, she is disabled and does not speak very much english.

 

They can allege what they like but if what you state is true, then when they check The Land Registry and find Mothers name they are going to be sadly disappointed:-D

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