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Post by MYLO20 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Hi All,

I have paid 28x £120 and due to having a mortgage with equity, I am tied in to my iva for 72x.
£8640 of which I have paid £3360. A balance of £5280.

A family member has offered to settle my iva, which I am a little reluctant to accept. However, if I did take this route, what is an 'acceptable' offer to make?

I dont have a specific reason to do this, other than the positive release of not being tied down!

Any advice would be appreciated :)


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Post by Foggy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:45 pm
It is always difficult to predict what the creditors would accept and the offer should be as close to what they would be getting anyway as possible. Bear in mind that you are not 'tied in' to 72 repayments, as, come the time, you might be able to remortgage to release equity or raise a secured loan. If this is likely to be substantially more than the extra 12 payments creditors might decide to gamble and wait it out. That said a bird in the bush is always better ! It also depends on what sort of a hit the creditors are already taking - your payments are on the low side, so they will not be getting that much back in dividends.

I would go in with around £4.5 k .... but, as I often say ... I have seen low offers accepted as well as high ones refused (in one case actually higher than the projected return !).
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
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Post by MYLO20 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:53 pm
Hi Foggy,

Really appreciate the reply! My original debt was approx £15500. I can only find my proposal which states £2220 fee, 18% fees and 18p/£. This may have been amended slightly on the accepted proposal... which I cant find.

I understand with regards to the mortgage side of things, although I understand most people end up down the route of the extra 12 payments.

I will make a call and update how I get on!

Thank you :)
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