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Avoid Loan Foreclosure With an SBA Offer in Compromise

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Avoid Loan Foreclosure With an SBA Offer in Compromise

The Small Business Administration provides homeowners with loans that help in rebuilding a business or home after a natural disaster. However, if the borrower goes into default, the SBA can foreclose. Read further to learn more about the SBA's disaster loans, along with their foreclosure and SBA Offer in Compromise process.

The Basics of the SBA Disaster Loan

The Small Business Administration offers fixed rate, low interest loans and a Tax Offset Program to fix homes, businesses and property destroyed or damaged in a federal disaster area. Loans may be used to replace or repair:

  • Commercial or private real estate
  • Personal dwellings
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Business inventory

Business owners, renters and homeowners are all eligible for SBA loans in most cases. The sections below list the most common types of disaster loans, along with the groups of borrowers most likely to benefit.

Personal Property and Home Loans

Homeowners can apply for a loan of up to $200,000 to restore a primary residence to the same condition in which it was before the disaster. Homeowners and renters may borrow $40,000 or less to replace or repair personal belongings such as clothing and furniture that are damaged or destroyed.

Business Loans

The SBA offers loans to business owners who incur financial losses during a natural disaster. These disaster loans can be used to replace or repair non-covered equipment that's lost during a storm, fire or earthquake.

Disaster Economic Injury Loans

Businesses can also qualify for loans to help pay necessary and recurring operating expenses until things are back to normal. If a business suffers economic losses because of a disaster, it can get a loan even if no damage occurs.

Foreclosure of SBA Loans

Because disaster help is given as a loan rather than a grant, the borrower must legally agree to a repayment plan. These loans are available directly from the agency or through participating lenders, and are serviced accordingly. For certain loans, borrowers must provide collateral such as a security interest in or a lien on the property. If the person goes into SBA loan default, the loan can be foreclosed in or out of the judicial setting after the borrower receives an SBA demand letter. A lawyer can help a borrower consider options to avoid an SBA loan foreclosure, such as bankruptcy or an SBA Offer in Compromise.

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$220,000 SBA 7A LOAN -DOT WAIVER OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES & COSTS

Clients personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan that was referred to the Department of Treasury for collection.  Treasury claimed our clients owed over $220,000 once it added its statutory collection fees and interest.  We were able to negotiate a significant reduction of the total claimed amount from $220,000 to $119,000, saving the clients over $100,000 by arguing for a waiver of the statutory 28%-30% administrative fees and costs.

$750,000 SBA 504 LOAN - NEGOTIATED TERM REPAYMENT AGREEMENT

$750,000 SBA 504 LOAN - NEGOTIATED TERM REPAYMENT AGREEMENT

Clients personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $750,000.  Clients also pledged the business’s equipment/inventory and their home as additional collateral.  Clients had agreed to a voluntary sale of their home to pay down the balance.  We intervened and rejected the proposed home sale.  Instead, we negotiated an acceptable term repayment agreement and release of lien on the home.

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - NEGOTIATED WORKOUT AGREEMENT

$150,000 SBA 7A LOAN - NEGOTIATED WORKOUT AGREEMENT

The client personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan for $150,000. His business revenue decreased significantly causing default and an accelerated balance of $143,000. The client received the SBA's Official 60-day notice with the debt scheduled for referral to the Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service for aggressive collection in less than 26 days. We were hired to represent him, respond to the SBA's Official 60-day notice, and prevent enforced collection by the Treasury and the Department of Justice. We successfully negotiated a structured workout with an extended maturity date that included a reduction of the 14% interest rate and removal of substantial collection fees (30% of the loan balance), effectively saving the client over $242,000.

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