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Top seven questions relating to Adam & Company transfer of equity

  • Is it possible to apply to borrow more money from Adam & Company as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • How do I go about adding or subtracting names (transfer of equity) to or from my Adam & Company mortgage account?
  • I am led to believe we would need at least AP1 and Transfer Deed. Is this true?
  • What is the process for having someone removed off the title documents to a house if the home loan is with Adam & Company
  • Have recently split up with my partner of thirty years. I'm now back with my parents again and she wants to stay in the flat and buy me out. What portion do I get. Is it half of the equity after paying off the Adam & Company home loan? I assume proper valuations are necessary but I really need ensure that I'm getting I am not being walked over
  • Last year purchased a property without my fiance’s name on the ownership paperwork. My lawyer claimed it is because she was not in the loan offer with Adam & Company. I'm wondering is there any way that I can put her name on the documents at HMLR?
  • My current mortgage is with Adam & Company. Can I transfer equity to someone less than 18 years old?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer form concerning a Adam & Company Transfer of Equity

Please give the details of anyone to be extracted from the title deeds?

Is the transfer of equity subject to a court order? If yes please supply a copy

Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?

Please give the details of anyone to be added to the title deeds?

Has one of the registered proprietors passed away? If so please forward us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

Will there be any consideration monies passing between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? Where this is the case, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

General Advice to read in supplemental the above Adam & Company transfer of equity Info :

Tax and Legal

There may be various tax and legal implications when transferring equity for your property. You should always seek the advice of a solicitor on the Adam & Company conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such restrictions are not strictly observed you may be in breach of the lease. This could potentially result in the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.

Indemnity Insurance

If the transfer of equity is made pursuant to an Order of the Court, then Insolvency Indemnity Insurance is not required. In other situations, where a property is being transferred at less than market value between joint owners, an Insolvency Act Indemnity Insurance policy may be required. This is something that that your lawyer will check with Adam & Company This is because, if the outgoing party is made bankrupt in the future, their Trustee in Bankruptcy could argue that they had transferred the property in order to avoid their creditors and apply to the Court to have the transaction set aside. If this happens, it could affect your lender or a future buyer from you as they would lose the property and the lender may not get back what they have loaned to you. The Insolvency Act Indemnity Insurance policy only protects lenders such as Adam & Company or future buyers from you. If there is no mortgage and the outgoing owner is made bankrupt, there is a risk to you that you could lose your home if the transfer is set aside. The cost of the Insolvency Act Indemnity Insurance policy varies based on the market value of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Adam & Company your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Adam & Company Mortgage

When it comes to preparing the the Land Registry documents your conveyancer should in the ‘consideration’ panel choose the first option, if consideration is given; otherwise ignore the consideration panel altogether.

If Adam & Company is joining in the transfer to release someone from liability, put the release in the ‘additional provisions’ panel if someone is entering into a covenant relating to the charge, place it in the ‘additional provisions’ panel stamp duty land tax is not payable when there is no chargeable consideration for the transfer (Schedule 3, paragraph 1 of the Finance Act 2003). In the case of a transfer subject to a charge (even if the transfer is by way of gift) or if a property has been transferred for no value and there is an associated discharge, HMRC would view this as an assumption of an existing debt by the purchaser (Schedule 4, paragraph 8 of the Finance Act 2003) and stamp duty land tax may be payable if you wish you may state in the ‘additional provisions’ panel that ‘This transfer is made subject to a charge dated… in favour of…’

On form AP1, your conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

Information provided on this webpage is for general information and only applies to England and Wales. It should not be regarded as advice for members of the public who should contact their lawyer,mortgage broker, insurer and accountant for specific advice relating to transfer of equity. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct we do not make any representation or warranties of any kind about its completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability. Any reliance you place on the information is strictly at your own risk. Lexsure will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this information.


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