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I am selling my home on land contract and the buyer is threatening to file Chapter 13.

Carmel, IN |

If he gets to keep the house what happens to my equity. I am the one making the mortgage payments.

Will he have to continue making payments?

He has only made 1 payment on the contract since it started 4 months ago and he has missed the balloon payment. His current payment is almost 30 days late and we are getting ready to file foreclosure.

Attorney Answers 1


  1. In a chapter 13 the buyer would have to not only pay the deficiency owed to you over the 36 to 60 months of the plan, but also would have to make all payments as they become due. I do not know because I do not know all of the facts of the matter, but my gut speculation is that the buyer does not have the money and is stalling for time. Get an attorney who understands land contracts and bankruptcy to pursue your rights aggressively.

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