Help for struggling homeownersGovernment launches website for worried homeowners

09 September 2009

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Housing Minister John Healey has launched a national campaign to help struggling homeowners take control of their finances and avoid repossession. 

The Government has set up a new website and advice line (0808 808 4000) to give practical help to those worried about repossession. The impartial advice will help people develop a personal action plan and can help those who are concerned about meeting their repayments, those already in arrears or threatened with repossession, and those who have received papers to say they need to go to court. 

Mr Healey said: 'When homeowners are under pressure and feel their finances are spiraling out of control, the worst thing they can do is bury their heads in the sand. I want them to know that sensible, impartial advice is available online and over the phone so they are able to arm themselves with the facts and take control.' 

The Government has put in place a number of schemes to help homeowners in difficulties with their mortgage. Our guide on repossessions has more information. 

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