An IVA in England and Wales is a formal agreement for people wishing to avoid bankruptcy.
The IVA was originally established by and is governed by part VIII of the insolvency act 1986 and constitutes a formal repayment proposal debtors creditors via an insolvency practitioner.
The IVA is mainly for unsecured Debts, making sure your secured Debts are protected. for example property.
An IVA is a contractual agreement with your crediotrs and can be as flexible as your own personal circumstances
Debts that can be included in iva:
Council Tax Debt
Hmrc Tax Debt
Old rent Arrears Debt
County Court Judgements
Secured Loans, Mortgages, Court Fines, High Court Writs can not be included.
We Set up the iva for free and there are no upfront costs, We have a 95% success rate of getting people accepted for iva due to having a large panel of insolvency practitioners with different guidelines.
We are fully regulated by the fca through our partners and all your details will not be passed on to any third parties without your consent. all fee's are built into your monthly payments, contributions to the insolvency practitioner's may vary.
Our qualified advisor's will look at your monthly income and outgoings, and see what you can realistically afford to pay towards your debts monthly.
we will then put together a proposal to your creditors, and the evidence with wage slips and bank statements and provide reasons why the lenders should accept.
Next there is a creditors meeting where the 75% holding of your Debts vote on whether they will accept the agreement, this means that the 25% or less who vote no do not affect the iva proposal. if the 75% vote yes then your iva is accepted.
on the start of the iva process the agreement is legally binding, on the last payment any outstanding unsecured debt including interest & charges will be written off.
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the minimum debt level is £6,000 or more and need to have more than 1 creditor, the minimum monthly payments are £80.
the majority of people find that there job is not affected.
however, some employers do have written into contracts of certain roles who can not do a iva. always check your contract.
the jobs it mainly tends to affect are jobs such as accountants or head of finance, financial advisors, mortgage advisors etc.
but our experts will talk you through this.
Because you are entering into a legally binding agreement your lenders will have to stop chasing and harassing you, and you will be protected from any further action.
yes you will, iva will be on your credit for 6 years. after that you will be able to build up your credit rating again if you enter into bankruptcy it could be on your credit file for up to 15 years.
if you own a property then yes , but a iva protects your property from any charging orders being put against it. if you have equity in your property you may be asked to try and remortgage after 5 years.
it is very rare that any lenders would lend to you in todays market, if you cant release the equity then you would just carry on paying for another year which would mean the life of your iva would be 6 years.
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