Re: Unique S2 problem: Help Exp inv/attorneys - Posted by rm
Posted by rm on July 28, 2004 at 20:18:45:
1- Get an attorney who’s experienced at representing creditors in a Ch 13 proceeding.
If they’ve just recently paid you, then they probably intend to continue doing so. Their attorney probably suggested you be named, which is a good idea.
Do you need to cash out in 18-36? Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not in the habit of kicking out paying tenants. On a month-to-month, you’re not bearing much risk.
If you feel more comfortable, perhaps you could renew the option at 6-month intervals, raising the price each time. Forget obtaining additional consideration, as the 13 trustee will probably take nearly all of their disposable income.
If their BK is dismissed at some point, they’re not going to qualify for a loan, anyway, so you’re not really in any danger of being committed to them in the event that they default.
There are lenders who will do a loan to a debtor who’s one day out of discharge on a Ch 13.
Problem is, the fall-through rate on 13’s is extraordinarily high. If they fall out, they won’t be able to qualify for a loan. However, the fact that they just paid you and do want to work with you is a good sign. If they’re committed, they’ll eventually be able to cash you out.
If you do want to try to work this out, be sure to find a lender who specializes in sub-prime- esp. post-BK, who can help them to do what’s necessary so that they can get a loan once they’re done.