An IVA is a legal agreement between you and your creditors where you only repay the debts you can afford. Any remaining debts left upon completion of the agreed repayment plan are legally written off by your creditors and you are no longer responsible for them.
-Total Debts over £12,000 (can include tax debts)
-Struggling with repayments?
-Suitable for Self Employed people.
-Repayment is based on affordability after all your living expenses have been taken.
An IVA generally lasts for 60 months (5 years). In some circumstances however, an IVA can be completed in a few months, but this would normally involve introducing a Lump Sum into the IVA, hence the name Lump Sum IVA.
We have successfully proposed 1000s of IVAs on behalf of Sole Trader, Self Employed individuals and business partners. We have a very high acceptance rate for this type of case.
To enter an IVA you need a licenced Insolvency Practitioner. Business Debt Advice have four full time Insolvency Practitioners who can propose an IVA on your behalf. Unlike other companies we do not charge any inital payments to you for putting your IVA forward. Fees are only payable if your IVA is accepted and approved by your creditors and these fees are taken from your affordable monthly payment.
We are also one of the few IVA providers to specialise in business IVAs. This type of IVA generally involves dealing with HMRC, complicated tax affairs and trade creditors which is more complex than an average IVA.
In order to set up an IVA, there are certain criteria that must be met. You generally need debts from over £12,000 and more than two creditors. It doesn’t matter whether you are a tenant or a homeowner. Due to the nature of an IVA being a formal agreement, it is not something you can set up on your own. You will need a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.
At BusinessDebtAdvice.co.uk our experienced debt advisors are happy to go through your situation to see if an IVA is the best debt option for you. We will carry out a detailed analysis of your situation, income, outgoings, bills and debts and anything else that you like to discuss. Then, if we determine that an IVA is your best course of action and you decide that you want to proceed, we will take the necessary steps, to put your IVA Arrangement in place and forward it to your creditors for negotiation. If at least 75% of your creditors (by debt balance) agree to the IVA, then your IVA will be approved and will be legal.
In an IVA you will have an agreed budget for your all your personal living costs. There are allowances made for this in the agreement. These expenses will be mostly based in what you currently have to pay out each month. You should declare all normal monthly expenses to your creditors so they understand your situation more clearly. There may be some restriction on some expenditure items, such as mobile phone for example.
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