Mortgage rescue in England
Last updated 06/11/2013: any recent updates in this colour.
A government-sponsored Mortgage Rescue Scheme is available throughout England for vulnerable households facing possession (families with children, the elderly, those with a disability or pregnant women).
The government has confirmed that the Mortgage Rescue Scheme is closing to new applicants from 31 March 2014, except in London where it has already closed to new applicants. Mortgage to Rent applications referred to housing associations by 31 March 2014 will have the opportunity to complete during 2014/15, except in London, where cases will need to be complete by 31 March 2014 unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If you think you might be eligible you should contact your local authority. Further information can be found on the Gov.uk website.
If you are having difficulty paying your mortgage, talk to your lender. Further information for consumers can be found on our Worried about your mortgage page.