Releasing equity to clear my IVA

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Post by clare526 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:02 am
I am only nearly 12 months into my iva. I have a mortgage. I know I have equity. Would I be able to release equity from my house to pay off iva now? I know my credit will be bad for 6 years because of the iva but I dont really care about that. I would just love to get this iva paid off and move on with my life and start a fresh.
Would i even be able to remortgage while I'm on an iva? My credit score is bad now. It's going to be still bad in 4 years time when I will be told by iva people to try and remortgage. So I'm thinking, why dont I just try now to release equity and pay off and end iva early. I hope this makes sense.
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Post by kallis3 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:39 am
Hi, I'm afraid you won't be able to release equity as your mortgage company will very likely refuse due to your credit. If you could find someone to help with a full and final offer you could finish early.
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Post by Foggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 am
Looking at this from a creditors point of view ---- you have 48 payments of, say, £150 .... so they will get £7200 from you -- THEN they will get either 12 extra months or a chunk of equity.

If you could release that equity now --- very unlikely --- they would be missing the £7200. Not really a sweet deal for them !

After 30 months in the arrangement you might be able to organise an early release loan from the likes of Sprout to get out about halfway through.
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