Increased expenses

Get expert opinion. This is the place for new questions to be posted.
3 posts Page 1 of 1


Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:28 pm

Post by The_Nudge » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:03 pm

I am currently half way through my IVA.
I currently live in a house share, where I'm paying £500 a month just for a room.

I am in the process of looking for my own place (1 bed flat) the rent is £430 (including water rates)

I'm currently paying £173 for my IVA each month, was paying £150, but they recently increased this.

If I'm successful with the new tenancy, I have worked out I would only have roughly £80 left for my IVA, after paying additional bills such as gas, electric broadband and council tax etc.

I'm assuming this would need a variation for the creditors. What is the likelyhood that this would get approved by the creditors?

Is there a possibility this would get rejected, as it would be a significant reduction in payments.

Any advice greatly appreciated.


User avatar
Forum Expert
Posts: 11333
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:54 am
Location: United Kingdom

Post by luluj » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:12 pm
You need to present your proposed expenditure based on new circumstances to your IP. They will then work with you to ensure your iva remains feasible and you are able to continue..Good luck x
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt

There is a solution for everyone .... Just need to stay positive !

Look at my blog "All I wanted was a baby"


User avatar
Posts: 33396
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:14 am
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Foggy » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:48 pm
There is an amount below which an IVA becomes no longer viable. This is usually around the £90 mark, though I have seen a few a couple of quid under that. If this intended move is voluntary, rather than something forced upon you, I can see creditors taking a dim view of the reduction. Yes, a creditors meeting would need to be called for such a reduction and, of course, the more compelling reasons you can come up with, the better.
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
IVA Completed 23rd July 2013 .... C.C. 10th January 2014
3 posts Page 1 of 1
Return to “Ask IVA Forum and Industry experts”