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Chrisd6855

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Post by Chrisd6855 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Hi, I have competed 66 months of my IVA (Dont ask! it was extended by six months initially for me to find a job in order to make monthly payments, even though in that period they received a lot of PPI refunds from me). After failing to be able to remortgage against a small amount of shared equity release it seems I am being asked to make a further 12 months of payments. Is it fair and reasonable for my insolvency practitioner to ask me to now increase that monthly payment by 66% even though my my income and expenditure has barely changed over the last three years and had previously been agreed?

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Post by Foggy » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:37 pm
The amount of the 12 'extension payments' should be based on your disposable income, so presumably, close to your previous payments, unless you have had a rise in income or drop in expenses. Ask them what they have based the increase on.
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Post by Chrisd6855 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:48 am
Thanks for the reply. First I must say that my maths was incorrect, the increase is actually 200% or triple the amount I have been paying for 6 years. This happened following a complaint I raised when in April they said it needed to increase by 40%. There argument is that I must have inflated my living costs event though they have been the same since the start and agreed an a number of reviews. They are also saying I am arrears now as it should be applied from April onwards. I was told yesterday.

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Post by Foggy » Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:05 am
Ask them for specifics: What do they claim you have inflated and on what basis ? Presumably you can counter with proof of actual outgoings.

Do this in writing to your IP direct. Couch it in terms of a formal complaint which, in the absence of a satisfactory response, can be escalated to their regulatory body.
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Post by Chrisd6855 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Thanks again for listening as I need to Vent!

Pretty much everything they had previously agreed and the creditors agreed in annual reviews. I also made a recent final offer to the creditors conclude the IVA albeit a small amount and based on being able borrow from family members and the IP refused point blank to put it to them. I still have good relations with excess of 75% of the creditors and I believe they would have accepted. Can I contact them directly if I notify the IP?

Sorry for all the questions but I am struggling to grasp why they are now being so unreasonable and trying to force me in to Bankruptcy.

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Post by Foggy » Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:21 pm
The IP refusing to put your full and final offer forward is also grounds to complaint to their regulators. Who are you with? They sound horrendous !
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