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How Does an IVA Work?

Can’t decide whether an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) is right for you? Take a look at our article below to help you make an informed decision.

A good question is: How Does an IVA work? Essentially, it is an agreement between you and your creditors about a set budget of living expenses. In addition to your monthly income, you must also declare all expenses that you normally spend each month. If your creditors do not agree to this plan, you may be restricted in some areas of your life. In this article, you will learn about some of the most important elements of an IVA.

IVA payments are based on your monthly income

An IVA will write off a significant amount of unsecured debt. The amount that is written off will depend on your individual circumstances. IVA payments are calculated based on your disposable income, which is your monthly income after all your incoming and outgoings have been deducted. If you have PS100 left over after each month’s payment, your repayments will be PS100 a month for 60 months, for a total of PS6000.

If you have a car on hire purchase, you may want to make the payments as long as you can afford them. However, if you do not have a car that you can afford, you may be expected to contribute some of the equity to the arrangement. You should check your tenancy agreement to make sure you will still be able to pay the rent. If it’s still up to date, the landlord will not want to evict you.

Living costs are taken into account

Your IVA payment amount will be based on your monthly income and expenditure. After deducting the expenses you can afford, your remaining income will be used to pay the monthly IVA payment. You will have to submit proof of your income and expenditure, such as bank statements, payslips, receipts, or other documents to support your case. Your monthly payment amount will depend on the figures you provide, and if you miss out on some of your living expenses, you will have a hard time meeting the minimum monthly payment.

While most IVAs allow for the retention of the home equity, you will have to pay for the expenses associated with moving. Your IVA will take into account the amount of living expenses you incur during the process, as well as the cost of food and clothing. If you have more than PS5,000 of equity in your home, you may be able to release the equity for the first time. This will reduce your IVA’s term from six to five years.

Interest and charges are frozen on bound debts

A person with an IVA is protected from creditors charging extra interest or taking court action against them. Once the agreement has been set up, only the IVA company is allowed to contact the debtor. Interest and charges on bound debts with an IVA are frozen during this time. In most cases, the IVA process lasts 60 months. It’s worth noting that creditors will usually not accept the IVA proposal unless it has been approved by seventy-five percent of their debts.

The IVA can erase up to 90% of your unsecured debt, depending on your personal circumstances. The amount you pay will be dependent on your income and payments. You can also choose a plan to eliminate all unsecured debt. If you choose an IVA, your creditors are bound by the agreement and cannot take action against you unless they are forced to. Interest and charges are frozen on bound debts with an IVA, and the IVA pays off as much as ninety percent of unsecured debt.

You can write-off up to 90% of your debts

The debt write-off amount you can achieve through an IVA is based on your individual circumstances and the approval of your creditors. The IVA process generally lasts for 5 or 6 years, during which time you will make monthly payments to the creditors. Afterwards, the remaining debts will be written off. The monthly repayments will be taken from your income. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to write-off up to 90% of your debts.

An IVA will also freeze your interest and fees until you reach your target monthly repayments. An IVA can stop harassing phone calls from creditors, reduce your monthly payments and even eliminate up to 90% of your unsecured debt. While your credit rating will be hit after a bankruptcy, it will recover over time. However, your name will be entered into the Individual Insolvency Register, which can have negative implications on your professional standing.

You can remortgage to raise money for your IVA

While remortgaging with an IVA is possible, you’ll want to make sure that you are ready for the consequences of taking out such a loan. Your credit report might still look bad, but you can get a new mortgage as long as you have equity in your property. However, most lenders will not allow you to remortgage while you’re in an IVA, so you should keep this in mind.

In order to remortgage with an IVA, you’ll have to provide your IVA provider with three months of payslips and bank statements. Then, the supervisor will determine how much you need to pay each month to the IVA. This will help you keep your payments affordable while still getting the most out of the agreement with your creditors. You may also be required to undergo a property equity review. This means remortgaging to release equity can help you get a higher loan amount.

You can keep your home during an IVA

An IVA protects your home against arrears and can significantly reduce the risk of defaulting on rent. Since the IVA is a private arrangement, your landlord will not know about the arrangement. In other words, you can keep your home even after the IVA ends. Another benefit of an IVA is that it does not require a valuation of your home. Your property will not be included in the IVA, which makes it acceptable for you to buy a new property in the future.

Most people do not lose their homes in an IVA. However, if you have a large amount of equity in your home, you may be asked to contribute to the IVA through re-mortgaging. However, your IVA company will ask you to re-mortgage your home to release the equity for repayments to your creditors. This can lead to a new credit application problem.