J3 Debt Solutions Ltd is a firm of licensed Insolvency Practitioners. Jamie Carmichael is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. J3 Debt Solutions is a provider of Insolvency solutions which include Trust Deeds, Debt Arrangement Schemes (DAS) and Sequestration (in Scotland), Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Bankruptcy (for individuals living in the UK outside of Scotland). J3 Debt Solutions does not administer or provide debt management products such as Debt Management Plans.
As part of our service, we’ll review your financial situation, explain the available options and recommend a debt solution which is suitable for you. The risks of all suitable solutions will be explained clearly to help you decide whether to go ahead with a debt solution.
There is no charge for the assistance we provide prior to you entering an Insolvency solution with J3 Debt Solutions. In the event that J3 Debt Solutions is unable to provide you with, or advise you on, the solution that is best fitting for your needs or circumstances, we may refer you to one of our regulated partners.
If you choose to go ahead with a solution with J3 Debt Solutions, we will complete a fact find with you to allow J3 Debt Solutions to implement your solution. If we require to refer you to one of our regulated partners, we will complete a no obligation referral and pass a completed fact find, supporting documents and information to a qualified and preferred partner, who will then contact you and prepare you for the next steps based on the solution that is best fitting your circumstances. We may receive a commission from our partners for this referral, but you will not be charged directly by us. Free debt advice and counseling is always available from the Money Advice Service and you can find more details by visiting https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
Should you proceed with an Insolvency Solution, fees are payable. It should be noted, however, that the fees payable are a cost of your solution and you will not receive a separate request for payment.
Any fees applicable in a Trust Deed will be contained within our letter of engagement and set out to you in writing. All fees and outlays incurred during the administration of your trust deed are met from the realisations made from your income contributions and/or assets and are exempt from VAT; i.e. the payments you make to your solution.
The illustration below details the fees and outlays that may be involved in the administration of a Trust Deed.
As detailed above, the fees and outlays which are paid in a Trust Deed, DAS or sequestration, are paid out of the funds you would pay to your solution in priority to the payment of your debts. Typical Trust Deed fees comprise different elements to the work that is done throughout the (typical) four-year term of your solution:
- A fixed fee is charged, and this is typically between £2,500-£3,000, for a four-year Trust Deed.
- An additional fee based upon a percentage of the total assets & contributions realised in the Trust Deed also applies and is typically set at 20%.
- Outlays incurred after the date the Trust Deed was signed are met as costs of the Trust Deed and include statutory advertising of your Trust Deed, insurance bonds of the Trustee, property and personal searches, and, if applicable, property valuations.