We provide a bespoke, tailored approach to debt recovery, working alongside restructuring professionals and insolvency practitioners. We work closely with banks and other financial institutions, including mortgage service providers, short term lenders and family trusts, assisting in cases where the lender wishes to pursue enforcement through the administration route.
Our LPA Receivership specialists are skilled in every detail of the technical and practical aspects of the receivership process. We tailor our services to suit the individual needs of the client whilst meeting our professional obligations at every step, ensuring maximum value is obtained from the asset.
Our services include:
- Pre-receivership report, where applicable
- Pre-appointment consultation
- Pre-receivership mediation support
- Securing, repairing and insurance of the property
- Taking possession, where applicable
- Management and disposal strategy
- Handling monies due and mitigating financial losses
- Arrangement of sale
- Distribution of proceeds of sale
- Professional property assessment by a RICS-registered Chartered Surveyor
- Full asset management, including planning permission, lease negotiations, tenancy agreements and other actions to optimise resale value
LPA Receivership: Borrower Services
Once an LPA receiver acts as an agent of the borrower, rather than the lender. As such, the receiver has powers to manage the property as agent of the borrower. This allows them to collect rental income for the lender or sell the property (subject to the mortgage deed terms and conditions). Depending on the terms of the mortgage deed, the receiver may also have additional powers, such as the ability to develop the property in order to maximise its value.
Perry Hill can act on behalf of the borrower in such cases, facilitating the obligations of the receivership process and ensuring a satisfactory outcome for the borrower.
LPA Receivership: Lender Services
A lender may wish to appoint an LPA receiver in a number of scenarios. A receiver may be appointed by the lender in the case of buy-to-let mortgages, where the property has the potential to generate income, and where possession is either non-viable or inappropriate. A receiver may also be appointed for ordinary residential mortgages.
Perry Hill is an skilled provider of LPA receivership services, experienced in alleviating liability from lenders and ensuring efficient sale and management strategies to recover debts owed.
LPA Receivership: Debt Servicer Services
As mortgage administrators, debt servicers handle the majority of the financial obligations associated with the debt on behalf of the lender. As intermediary between the financial institution and the borrower, when the borrower defaults on a loan it will fall to the debt servicer to appoint an LPA receiver.
Perry Hill has extensive experience in providing receivership services to debt servicers in commercial and residential debt recovery cases. Our specialist services are designed to offer bespoke solutions for debt servicers on a range of case types.
- We work to the highest RICS and ALEP professional standards
- We provide expert advice and guidance
- Our area knowledge of London, Surrey and the Home Counties is detailed. This enhances our ability to provide quality reports.
- Our reports are usually returned to the client within 10 working days of inspection depending upon complexity.
- What is LPA Receivership?
An LPA Receiver will be appointed by a lender when the borrower has failed to pay monies due on a property. LPA Receivership is a legal method allowing a mortgage to be paid without the lender repossessing the property.
The role of an LPA receiver is to enforce the fixed charge over the property in question. A lender holding a fixed charge or mortgage has the right to appoint an LPA receiver pursuant to section 101(1)(iii) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925), once the secured debt has become due.
An LPA Receiver is generally appointed for the purpose of either selling the charged property or collecting the rental income from it on behalf of the lender.
- When is an LPA Receiver appointed?
When a borrower defaults on the mortgage or there is a breach of a provision in the mortgage deed, an LPA Receiver (also known as the Fixed Charge Receiver) can be appointed by the lender to recover the debt.
- What powers does an LPA Receiver have?
The LPA Receiver’s primary power is the recovery of monies, including rent, due on a property. The Receiver’s responsibility is ultimately to the lender, but other parties – such as debt guarantors and other third parties – will have to be taken into account.
- Why should a lender appoint an LPA Receiver?
By appointing a Receiver, the lender is able to exercise control over a secured asset whilst alleviating themselves from the risks and responsibilities of such. These responsibilities include, for example, business rates, maintenance and repair, licensing and regulatory requirements. The Receiver, essentially, acts as a buffer between the lender and the responsibilities of the property.
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