can you claim a deed if you stopped paying the bank 20 yrs ago and the mortgage was sold?my brother bought his co-op over 30 years ago. He stopped paying the mortgage abouot 25 yrs ago and the bank never requested payment. He continued to live there, ppaying only his monthly HOA fees. He wants to sell the co-op. How can he recover hhis shares? If he can't sell in today's market, does he have the option of just walking away or does he have to notify the co-op?September 20 2011 - Brooklyn0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.