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The Bankruptcy Service Case Study Example: Getting A Mortgage After Bankruptcy

The following bankruptcy case study is a fictitious example, designed to help you understand working situations where bankruptcy is and isn't appropriate.

We look at life after bankruptcy, and the restrictions placed on you. This particular question relates to buying a property.

Can I get a mortgage after bankruptcy?

Yes, it is possible – but certainly not probable. A bankrupt has no chance of a mortgage before discharge, or soon after, but with time, your chances increase. The first key date is three years after the date of discharge, on the premise that you have had new financial problems in that period. You may not get the best deal, and a substantial deposit may be required – however, it is possible.

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