A prominent feature of real property investment is that it involves the expenditure of money. As a result, investors in real property hardly fund the project alone, instead they borrow part or all their capital requirement from financial institutions.
Leanders usually require collateral securities form their borrower before granting loan to them. This provides an avenue through which loan made to borrowwer could be recovered in the event of unfavourable bussiness condition or default by the borrower
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
HISTORY OF MORTGAGE
Mortgage is norman french term which originated from the various modes of operation of pledges (walmsely (P.56).
A debtor in the olden days pledges his farm land to a creditor by tranfering the physical enjoyment to him, if the revenue were large enough, they rapay the loan immediately but if not the money for repayment had to be raised separetely.
The former arrangement was called a “phle pledge” (mortgage) while the later a “dead pledged” (mortgage) thus the word “mortgage was formed from dead pledge” mortgage which represent a situation where the proceed from a security could not repay the loan borrowed.
Resulting in a search for alternative loan through which repayment could be made.
As the practice of mortgage developed further, it becomes usual to transfer the debtors landout-right to creditor on the ground that the debtor could redeem it, if the debtor detaults the land authomatically becomes the creditors own.
The principla is still effective till date and maintains that property serves as security only and should therefore be released whenever the loan is repaid.
In Nigeria today there is large-scale default in mortgage repayment due to the adverse economic circumstance. Lenders thus resort to auction their operating cost.
This practice however is usually against the intention of most financial institution in Nigeria because of harsh picture it points such an establishment in the eyes of the society.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This research is intended to look into problems facing mortgage banks such as:
Development problems like unemployment, low production and high rate of business failure. Governmental policies and economic factors which discourages the emerency of vibrant mortgage bankk.
Default by mortgagor’s in paying back the loan they borrowed from mortagage banks. Inflation in economy and high cost of construction.
Problem of uncondusive working environment for the development of mortagage bank.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to ascertain how to arrange mortagage banks in a depressed economy. Other objectives include:
(i) To find out the causes of unemployment and causes of high rate business failure.
(ii) To find out how government policies discourages the emergency of vibrant mortagage bank.
(iii) To know why mortagagor’s defaults in paying back the loan and plot strategies to use to recover unpaid loans.
(iv) To know the causes of inflation in an economy.
(v) Ofter suggestions aimed to help mortagage banks in finding a condusive working environment.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
iii) Why do mortagagor’s default?
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study is “mortagage arrangement in depressed economy.
This researach is carried out at mortagage bank of Nigeria Plc Awka branch. This research tends to highlight the impact of arranged mortagage bank in a depressed economy and to what extent it has contributed to the effectiveness and efficient operation of mortagage bank and to the development of the economy in general as the study covers the year from 2008-2014.
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF TAHE STUDY
This research work is carried for the benefit of certain group of people who may need this work. These include housing sectors, financial institutions, researchers, students and any person who may read it.
Housing sectors:- It provides the information like procedures, requirements and implication of default to pay back loans borowed from mortagage banks.
Financial institutions:- Provides financial institutions on technology methods to use inorder to enhance its profitability and create a strong relationship between the bank and their customer’s.
Researchers:- Researchers have to read this work so as to make further researches
Students::- Students who are asked to carry out a research work will find this work beneficial because it serves as a guide to carryout a good research work and also make them to acquire knowledge of the banking systems.
Any person who may read it:- Any body who read this work must achieve something from it because it provides banking and advisory services and undertakes activities concerning housing.
Finally, it will contribute to the existing literature by identifying the major barriers to the adoption of arranging mortagage banks in a depressed economy.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
MORTGAGE: This can be described as the transfer of legal or equitable interest in property of the borrower to lender as a security for loan with a promise for redemption.
MORTGAGES: Is a person who lends money to another under the condition stated above.
THE DEBT: In respect of which the property is created is called mortgage dest.
MORTGAGE TRANSACTION: Is a person who borrows money with a property known as mortgagor. It involves the acquisition of a loan with an interest in property as security.
MORTGAGE TERM: Also empowered the mortgage to reclaim his property after repaying his debt.
MORTGAGE TRANSFER: His real property to the mortgage to declare his willingness to repay a loan and also provide means by which such loans can be directly recovered.
LEND:It is the process of giving or granting loans or advances by banks to
their customer who wishes to or for his personal investment with his property as security.
REDEMPTION: Is the way of returning back the loan on agreed time to the bank who gives the loan.
LENDER: Is a person who borrowed the loan for his personal project.
MORTGAGOR: Is a person who gives a mortgagor on his property.
ECONOMIC DEPRESSION: Refers to a period of general downswing to the business cycle.
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