Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Or do you just lose the house?
Not planning on commiting a crime like, I just wondered.
if you can't get help from friends, family etc.
I can't believe there's anything else in place to help out.
Everyone with a mortgage pays a certain percentage of their mortgage into this fund to make sure when they come out, criminals still have a roof over their heads.
Doesn't sound like there's much help.
My GF is temping for an insolvency firm atm and recently got a letter saying
"I've gone to jail, so i won't be paying any more money back. Don't contact my family."
She had to send one back saying "Good luck in jail. Unfortunately we will be contacting your wife for the remaining fee. Thank you for your correspondance"
In terms of mortgage I would imagine it depends on the bank, some might foreclose on the house and give you a lump sum when you leave jail. Many people who leave jail go straight to a hostel/family/friend's house. Sucks to be in jail, but thats life
theyre not responsible for their family members financial obligations, unless they are living in the house
is having to pay her sister's mortgage whilst she's in the clink, they were told that there is no help/benefits to be had. I guess you could let the property out whilst you were in jail?
Or am I thinking of rent in Monopoly?
Seriously, though, if your family rented your house out for a profit I wonder if there would be repercussions. The simplest method would be to put it up for that council renting thing.
Someone in our work who went on a five year placement abroad did that - the Council promise to hand it back to you in the state you gave it to them but while in their care it's essentially just another council housing property and they pay the mortgage for you while renting it out.
but I do know that the sister has a 'job' in jail that she gets paid for (just pocket money like). Ok then, you could illegally sublet the house on the downlow.
(admittedly not very much)money whilst serving the custodial component of the sentence. It's actively encouraged and part of your resettlement plan if you're in a D-Cat, obviouly you can't profit from your actual offence though.
That said, the oberwhelming majority of offenders that I come into contact with are NFA, council housed or live with their parents.
Owner occupiers are fucked unless they have signifcant savings or a partner with a decent income and a willingness to stand by them.
to see the stats on the percentage the prison population who were homeowners when entering prison. And split into categories of crime.
But I'm off home in a mo and I can't be bothered to search for any. So in the absence of facts, I'll just make the obvious assumptions. Which leads into thoughts about relative equality, and having a stake in society, or something, &c.
caused such an issue.
Because this will end up in innocent peopel losing their jobs/homes after being put in detention.
I know two people currently in prison without any charges and one has lost everything, including his wife.
I was wondering if I lost my job though, and committed a crime...what prisons would be like.
I mean, I don't go out much anyway. And they cook your meals for you...
what about my loand repayments?...I'll have to default on them and send them a letter asking "now what? You goingto send me to prison or something?"
You mean they haven't been convicted yet.
as not even suspected of breaking any law.
The US gov have said they have something on him but have refused to hand over the information but have requested that he be detained.
I meant wihtout trial
via Housing Benefit as long as they are likely be released within 13 weeks (so in effect their sentence needs to be around 8 months or less).
Those on remand can get their rent paid for up to 52 weeks. If they are still on remand after 52 weeks (which is a possibility in serious and/or complex cases) the benefit stops...