Would the IVA company accept a settlement offer?

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Post by Lou555 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:18 am
I would welcome any advice please. I am in an IVA , my husband is not. I would like some information around an early settlement to end the IVA, using equity from our joint property. The background: I have paid two years into my IVA, at 455 per month. My husband and I are separating, and he wants to sell the house. My share of the equity would be approx. 40k. I have calculated that if my IVA, continued for another 4 years (including the additional year for the equity release clause, I would pay in around 22k. My question is would I be able to put forward a f&f settlement offer of 25k (from my share of the equity) and keep the remaining equity as I will have to 1) relocate to another city 2) buy a car and 3) potentially find a new job. If I put forward this offer prior to our property being sold then I would continue paying into the IVA . Also, do I put this offer forward to my IP? And if the creditors reject it what happens? Thank you in advance and sorry for all the questions.


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Post by Foggy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:01 pm
If equity is released by the sale of the house your IVA will take all of your share, up to the value of the balance of the full original debt, fees and possible statutory interest ... NOT just the remaining payments. You may be able to negotiate keeping some for housing going forward, but if that doesn't hit the figure above the IVA will continue.
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Post by Lisa Thomas » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:40 pm
You need to get any variation agreed before the property is sold.

If it is sold without a variation you have to pay all of your share in to pay the total debts in full plus interest and costs in full before you could get any available surplus back.
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