In an IVA, a licensed Insolvency Practitioner (IP) assigned to your case will first act as Nominee and then Supervisor, drawing a fee for both services. The level of fees we propose depend on your individual circumstances and the level of the Nominee’s and Supervisor’s fees and expenses will be detailed in your IVA proposal. These fees may be calculated as a percentage of contributions paid by you, or as a fixed fee or on a time cost basis. It will be for the creditors to decide the basis and amount of such fees.
The fees will be payable from the monthly contributions that you make. We do not charge upfront fees.
Your creditors will decide whether our fees are reasonable and they can reduce our fees at the meeting of creditors. In effect it is your creditors who take the burden of the fees because the fees reduce the amount that creditors receive but the amount you pay into the IVA stays the same.
The Nominee’s fee is a fixed fee to cover the set up costs of the IVA and assistance with the preparation of the proposals:
The Supervisor’s fees will cover the on-going supervision and maintenance of your IVA for the agreed term (usually 5 years). Your IP along with suitably qualified members of their staff will undertake some or all of the following;
Here’s an example of the fees and payments on a typical IVA:
We will always tell you what fees are involved and how they are calculated before you commit to an IVA.
Note: It is essential that you keep up with your agreed monthly payments into your IVA. If at any point during the term of your IVA you feel you can no longer afford the payments agreed, you must contact your IP or their staff to discuss.
Contacting us to discuss any payment difficulties you are experiencing or changes in circumstances is essential, IVAs do provide an element of flexibility, you may be allowed to payment break if you come up against unexpected costs (such as essential home repairs), or the IP may be able to request that creditors agree to amended terms that suit your change of circumstances.
If you fail to keep up with your agreed payments and do not contact your IP to discuss this, your IVA may fail; leaving you liable for payment of your unsecured debts at their original contractual payment level and in some cases you may be liable for the payment of the outstanding IVA fees. If a further meeting of creditors is needed to vary the terms of your IVA, we may ask your creditors for permission to draw an additional fee to cover our costs.
Debt Relief Orders are available through a limited number of approved intermediaries such as the Citizen’s Advice Bureau but intermediaries charge a flat fee which is currently £90.
You must pay the court fee and deposit yourself, currently £700 per person (subject to some concessions).
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