Bank told to repay legal fees to Limerick mother

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print PTSB has been told to repay the Limerick mother the legal fees that it charged for taking her to courtPERMANENT TSB Limerick has been ordered to return or credit €2,710 in legal fees it charged a young mother they took to court in a bid to repossess her home.County Registrar Pat Wallace issued the instruction after he was given copies of the woman’s bank accounts detailing the charges that had been made.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “And all of this, while I had been paying my mortgage”, the young mother said.In July, Mr Wallace heard the woman explained that in 2013 the bank instigated proceedings against her.“I just want to tell the court that I have been paying my mortgage in full for the last two years but each time this case is brought before the court, the bank apply their legal fees to my arrears. I have been paying it all and then they throw this on top. I just can’t cope with it”, she said.The young mother explained that at the start of 2013, she had an illness and missed four mortgage repayments.“The bank brought me to court but I got back on track and I haven’t missed a payment in more than two years and they still have me here and expect me to pay for their fees.”She borrowed €146,000 to buy her home in 2008.As of last July, she owed €147,000 and €13,000 in arrears.Bank charges that were applied by PTSB included legal fees for the case they were taking against her.They had sought an indefinite adjournment but Mr Wallace asked for a full review of the file.Other account actions by the bank had also been questioned by the young mother prompting Mr Wallace to criticise lenders adding that he had a “serious issue with arbitrary in-house cost being loaded against a borrower’s loan.“It is the court that determines and awards legal costs where applicable”, he said.After reviewing the woman’s statements and documentation from the bank, Mr Wallace said “I have found that €2,710 has been charged to you by the bank in legal fees.“Therefore, when these proceedings are resolved, I want that amount to be credited or returned to this woman,” he instructed the bank’s solicitor.The case was adjourned until next January for review.In another case, Mr Wallace gave a similar instruction again to PTSB over €2,319 they had taken from a Limerick father under similar circumstances. Facebook NewsBank told to repay legal fees to Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2016 798 WhatsApp Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleRugby – Weekend Results from Munster Rugby Staff Reporter TAGSlimerickpermanent tsbRepossession court Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

East Coast to see snow, ice, flash flooding and possible tornado from winter storm

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The storm that left parts of the South under 15 inches of snow and a shield of ice this week is now moving into the East Coast.The highest snowfall total this week was in Arkansas, where up to 15 inches of snow fell. Little Rock actually saw a record 11.8 inches on Wednesday. At the same time, half a foot of snow fell from Oklahoma to Tennessee, North Alabama and Mississippi.But on Thursday morning, the storm is making its way into the East Coast, and could bring extreme weather from Florida to Massachusetts.Also on Thursday, heavy snow will be moving through the Northeast, from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and, eventually, Boston.To the South, an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected from Virginia to North Carolina.There is also a flash flooding and tornado threat from Florida to North Carolina.On Friday morning, snow will continue from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, and an icy mix is expected from Washington, D.C., to Virginia and North Carolina.Washington, D.C., will likely see 2 to 4 inches of snow, Philadelphia 6 to 8, New York City 5 to 9 and Boston 6 to 8.While the cold weather will continue in some states, others will see warmer temperatures by the weekend.A nice warm-up is expected in Houston Sunday, where temperatures are set to climb into the 60s.Further north, from Kansas City to Chicago and Minneapolis, temperatures are expected to reach above freezing for the first time in weeks.Winter weather alerts have stretched all the way to Texas, where a separate disturbance is bringing additional ice and snow on Thursday.Galveston Mayor Craig Brown told ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday morning that they are still dealing with burst pipes and are having to bring in more water. At the same time, he said, many people remain without power.Brown added, “90% of our entire population was cut off of the power for about two days.” Due to the pipe bursts, the mayor said their hospital “ran dangerously low on water.” Now that they’ve been able to fill up the tanks again, however, they’re back up and running. When asked what the city needs, Brown said: “We need to get our power up. We need to turn water off to all the homes where pipes have burst and draining the system we’re working with citizens on that.”He said people are also dealing with lack of food and water: “The human suffering though that is occurring from this is very very concerning.” While the city has dealt with power outages and pipe bursts before due to hurricanes, Brown said: “We have a history of recovery, but this is worse than a hurricane. In a hurricane you can go to the mainland and get away from this. In this particular situation, no matter where you go in Texas you still have a concern that is similar to what we have here.” Brown said he sent a letter to the state’s governor requesting an investigation of the city’s electrical system. He also said that while they are getting supplies from the government, it hasn’t been entirely efficient.“The entire state seems to have some form of paralysis with this, and we’re getting supplies but not as quickly as we need,” Brown said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more