IVA – ‘part-time’ landlord

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is normally a five year agreement with your unsecured creditors that helps you avoid bankruptcy. You get protection from those creditors and you only pay back a proportion of your unsecured debts and write the rest off.

If you’re a landlord and worried about your debts, PayPlan can help you. Call us now on 0800 280 2816 or, if you’d prefer, click the ‘Get advice now’ button to request a call back.

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PayPlan help people in debt

Over the last twenty years, PayPlan have helped millions of people who were having difficulty in paying their debts.

Everyone’s circumstances are unique, and our experienced advisers will be able to suggest next steps for you no matter what your financial situation.

This page outlines a very specific case study: where a ‘part-time’ landlord was able to avoid bankruptcy, and then repay only a proportion of her unsecured debts and keep her home and her buy-to-let property, after we set up an IVA for her.

IVA case study – ‘part-time’ landlord

We helped a teacher who owed over £60,000 on unsecured loans, credit cards and store cards. She owned her own home where she lived with her husband and two young children, and also owned a second property which she rented out. She was very worried that in bankruptcy, both properties would be sold.

We assisted the client with compiling a 12-month cash flow for her second property, which showed the monthly profit she was making. After the client’s buy-to-let expenditure and personal living costs were taken into account, she could afford to make a monthly payment of £300 to her unsecured debts.

We then set up and completed an IVA for the client, which protected both her properties. Creditors agreed to write off £42,000 of her unsecured debt and reduced her monthly debt payments by more than £1,500.

An IVA may help you if you’re a ‘part-time’ landlord

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Successfully completing an IVA means avoiding bankruptcy and not having to deal with any more unsecured creditor demands for payment. You’ll normally make just one affordable payment for a set period of time, and creditors included in the IVA must freeze interest and charges at the point your IVA is agreed.

Become a PayPlan IVA client and you get:

  • A personal debt adviser to handle your IVA case
  • Just one regular payment to make, based on what you can afford to pay
  • All the support of a company who have, over the last twenty years, helped tens of thousands of people achieve debt-free status through an IVA
  • After the agreed IVA period, whatever unsecured debt remains is written off

And remember, at PayPlan, we do not charge any upfront fees for setting up an IVA.

However you must bear in mind that if you were, for whatever reason, to stop making payments to your IVA then your plan may fail; in which case your creditors may re-apply interest and charges (which were frozen at the point your IVA was approved) or may even petition for your bankruptcy.

Want to avoid bankruptcy? Think an IVA could help you manage your debts more affordably? Many people choose to call us on 0800 280 2816 for free no-obligation debt advice, while others prefer to fill in our online Debt Help form so we can call them back.