Are you responsible for loan balances after repossession?


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2015-04-21 19:03:57
2015-04-21 19:03:57

In MOST cases, you are responsible for the BALANCE DUE. Read the contract you signed to find out more on it. It is NOT something you want to forget about. lenders do get judgments for the balance and do collect them.

Your responsible to pay back the loan, plus all accumulated interest, fees, costs of collection, etc., as that was all provided to you as terms of your getting the credit and loan you asked for. If the property is recovered, after all the additional costs of doing so, doesn't pay the amount provides less than the payoff, the rest is still entirely due and owed by you. It is just no longer secured by the property. Any excess amounts are returned to you.

In bankruptcy you may have a different result, with the excess debt being possibly discharged.


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