You have contacted me regarding the above account, which you claim I owe. I do not admit any liability for the debt.
The Limitation Act 1980 Section 20(1) states the following.
“No action shall be brought to recover (a) any principal sum of money secured by a mortgage or other charge on property (whether real or personal);…after the expiration of twelve years from the date on which the right to receive the money accrued”.
Also, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has agreed that with effect from 11 February 2000, anyone whose property was repossessed and sold and has not been contacted by their lender within six years of the date of sale, will not be asked to pay the shortfall. Whether or not you are a member of the CML, this policy is good practice and I urge you to follow it.
I also refer you to the Financial Conduct Authority’s 'Mortgages and Home Finance: Conduct of Business sourcebook (MCOB)', which states that if a lender decides to recover a mortgage shortfall debt they must make sure the borrower is informed of this within six years of the date of the sale.
Please confirm in writing that the matter is now closed and that you will not make any further contact with me about the above account.
I look forward to hearing from you.