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|Review of: Langley Group LLP|
|Review date: 10 March 2007|
|Insolvency Practitioner who handled case: Alan Stuart Bradstock|
|I proceeded as far along as: Accepted IVA|
|The solution I opted for in the end: IVA|
|Speed of response|
|No of days to make a decision after I spoke to IVA company: 14 days|
|Weeks to IVA proposal after decision made: 3 weeks|
|Weeks to IVA accepted/rejected after decision made: 7 weeks|
|IVA Company Ratings|
|Their debt solutions expertise:||10 out of 10|
|Their customer service:||9 out of 10|
|Their speed of response:||10 out of 10|
|Overall Company Rating:||10 out of 10|
|Insolvency Practitioner Ratings|
|The quality of IVA proposal:||10 out of 10|
|Overall Insolvency Practitioner Rating:||10 out of 10|
|I am a paramedic living in Norfolk with total unsecured debts of approx 59k. Having dealt with a divorce and the cost of a marriage breakup plus CSA payments I had got into the debt spiral of borrowing to service ever increasing debt. Over a large number of years I was able to service my debts by continually borrowing which simply made the situation worse. Over a ten year period I had never managed to take a proper holiday or enjoy the fruits of a relatively well paid job because all my salary was going on loan repayments. Eventually I found that I was unable to borrow any more and my bank refused me a extension on my overdraft. At this point I knew I couldnt carry on like this and turned to Ostrich for help.|
|My interaction with the company:|
|Ostrich were friendly and efficient. They looked at my financial situation and proposed that an IVA would be a better option for me than bankruptcy which is what I was considering. I knew about IVAs but didnt consider that any company could achieve one for me because of the level of debt I had. Ostrich were open and honest and made it clear from the outset that if an IVA wasnt realistic option that they wouldnt suggest that solution to my problems.|
|Why I gave the ratings I did:|
|From the beginning Ostrich came over as a highly professional and efficient firm. There advice and approach meant that I had some hope that if anyone could achieve an IVA for me they could. <br> <br> The proof of their honesty and professionalism is that succeeded in getting my creditors to agree an IVA!|
|One thing they did - which really impressed me:|
|The speed of service when dealing with the paperwork and the IVA proposal with some subsequent amendments was accomplished very quickly. On some occasions I would send a form off and it would be returned to me within 2-3 days.|
|One thing they did - which I felt could be improved:|
|Whilst this is not a criticism I felt that more phone contact from Ostrich to me after the IVA proposal had been made to my creditors would have prevented me having to phone them with unnecessary questions.|
|I am now at the beginning of my IVA and feel that Ostrich were instrumental in helping me put a successful proposal of payment to my creditors. Some of my creditors were understandably trying to achieve a larger dividend from my IVA proposal than I could have managed to pay meaning bankruptcy would have ensued. Ostrich were able to negotiate a realistic monthly payment schedule which I feel I can afford.|
Community Comments of this review
|1 out of 5||1 out of 5||21 March 2007|
|Comment: As I work in the IVA industry I'm familiar with the terminology often used by those within my proffession. I'm not a betting man, but I'd wager that this was written by somebody within Ostrich FS.|
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- Langley Group LLP
Always took my telephone calls immediatly. I was never left waiting.
Review from Mrs L C Brown, 29-Jan-2007
Talked me through everything and were very helpful.
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Didnt make me feel awful at all.
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Speed with which they dealt with my problem
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They put me at ease and reassured me everytime I called them with concerns
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