By Mr Bankruptcy
29th April 2021
Did you know that it may be possible to negotiate a settlement with your creditors? This could clear your debts quicker than you had thought possible, so that you can move on with a debt free life.
What is a negotiated settlement?
If you have a lump sum of money, maybe from the sale of an asset, you could use this to clear your debts, even if the money you have doesn’t fully cover the amount of your debt. It is possible to negotiate with your creditors to make a one-off payment as full and final settlement of debts if you can agree with your creditors the amount to be repaid.
Why would creditors want to negotiate a settlement?
If you haven’t missed any payments yet, it’s unlikely that a creditor would accept a negotiated settlement. However, if you aren’t able to maintain repayments, and if your creditor feels that your financial situation is unlikely to change, then they may accept a reasonable offer instead. It could take a long time for you to settle your debts and they might decide that it’s better to recover a portion of the debt quickly rather than drag the situation on for a long period.
How James Rosa Associates help reach negotiated settlements.
A client who had been referred to James Rosa Associates had a large bill for self-assessment tax hanging over them after falling behind with payments. A statutory demand had been issued and the client was facing bankruptcy.
Once engaged to act on our client’s behalf, we contacted HMRC to make them aware of the personal situation of our client which had led to them falling behind with their payments.
HMRC were not interested in negotiating a settlement but we continued to stress the vulnerable situation of our client and this resulted in us beginning a dialogue and reaching a settlement that was agreeable to both sides. The original claim against the client was £93,664 but nearly £64,000 was written off, allowing our client to begin planning for their future again.
No two situations are the same when negotiating a settlement, but our experience enables us to work effectively so that our clients and their creditors can achieve the best result possible.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE INFORMAL NATURE OF THE PROCESS, NO GUARANTEE OF OUTCOME CAN BE MADE.
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