Anyway, this is where it gets complicated. My husband's got a new job and our finances are all over the place. We don't even know what his take home wages will be yet, but the company accountant will hopefully estimate those for us. His salary, on paper, should be considerably more than he was paid in his old job. The thing is, to do the job my husband has to pay for his own business mileage, and we have no idea how much this will cost until he's been doing the job for a while... so how do we estimate the costs now? He has to travel all over the UK and if we can't afford petrol he will be fired. He took the job believing we'd be better off, but we're actually worse off (it's a long story). In addition to that, we had to buy a car to do the job (he used to have a company car, but was about to lose his job anyway).
So our main problem here is having to estimate costs (guess basically) within the next five days (they gave us six, but including the day to get here we have five left).
Also they want to know the value of our home's contents. How do we estimate a value for out furniture and stuff? I've no idea what a five year old sofa is worth. Do they want to know this because they'll be trying to force us to sell our contents?
Are they likely to try to force us to sell our home? Half of our flat needs total renovation and it's not worth any more than we paid for it really. And we obviously don't want to lose it.
We're very worried about this, so any help would be gratefully received.