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    • Willduff
    • By Willduff 14th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    In Iva and looking at options as losing home
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    • 14th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
    In Iva and looking at options as losing home 14th Feb 18 at 9:42 AM
    Hi ive been in an iva (6 year to complete)since March 2017 and been allowed currently 700 to rent as we will lose our home with surrendering the property.
    To no avail nothing suitable on the rental market,is that any back door way to put this 700 in buying a home rather than having to rent for the next 6 years
    Have no rich family to buy a property and pay the rent
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    • Lioness Twinkletoes
    • By Lioness Twinkletoes 14th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
    Hi ive been in an iva (6 year to complete)since March 2017 and been allowed currently 700 to rent as we will lose our home with surrendering the property.
    To no avail nothing suitable on the rental market,is that any back door way to put this 700 in buying a home rather than having to rent for the next 6 years
    Have no rich family to buy a property and pay the rent
    Originally posted by Willduff
    While you have an IVA (individual voluntary arrangement), there are rules over not taking out further credit, such as loans and credit cards. You'll need written permission from the insolvency practitioner (IP) supervising the arrangement before you can borrow any further money so unless you don't need a mortgage I'd say no...
    • Mermaid89
    • By Mermaid89 14th Feb 18, 2:41 PM
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    The likelihood of being approved for any kind of mortgage anyway whilst you are insolvent is nil.
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    • 14th Feb 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 4:59 PM
    Hi Willduff and welcome to the forum


    Unfortunately as stated above there's almost no chance of you being able to obtain a mortgage while in an IVA. Aside from the reasons mentioned above you would also need a deposit, which unless you get help from friends or family, would not be possible while in an IVA.


    I would suggest you gather evidence that there are no suitable rental properties available for 700 per month and look at what budget you do require. Go back to your IP and ask them if they will reconsider the figure.


    If you are no longer going to be a home owner, it may also be worth considering what advantages there are to sticking with the IVA over going bankrupt. For example, do you have any other assets that would be at risk in bankruptcy? In terms of payments, you've got 5 years to go in the IVA whereas the longest you can be asked to make payments in bankruptcy is 3 years. I'd certainly recommend speaking to one of the free debt advice agencies about your best option.


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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 14th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:04 PM
    is that any back door way to put this 700 in buying a home rather than having to rent for the next 6 years
    Originally posted by Willduff
    No, not while you are in the IVA. Consider terminating .

    What's the story with the property surrender? Is there going to be a mortgage shortfall debt to add to your other debts?

    What will be your total debt?
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