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Are you in need of a Transfer of Equity with a Adam & Company mortgage? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Adam & Company list of approved solicitors can put your transfer at risk of delay or failure. Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

Adam & Company transfer of equity example support desk enquires

  • Given that we have been 3 years apart I have made the decision to relinquish up my interest in the former home to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Adam & Company. Could this transfer of equity be completed in one month?
  • Been looking at online forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. Am I better of using a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am transferring equity and at the same time refinancing with Adam & Company
  • I am answering a Adam & Company transfer of equity request and have arrived at the section concerning defaults etc. I do some debts that I have been paying off for a number of years, I understand that they have long since disappeared from my credit score. Must I set these out?
  • The financial adviser has recommended their conveyancer for the Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with Adam & Company - Is it not simpler advisable to just instruct them?
  • My decree absolute is through as is the consent order. Now I have to address the transfer of equity at the HMLR and the Adam & Company mortgage. I have asked Adam & Company for the transfer of equity application. What are my next steps?
  • I intend to refinance my flat in Sedgefield changing from Accord to Adam & Company. The flat is currently in joint names but propose for it to be in my name only once I switch. My former partner is OK with this and is happy to transfer equity but neither of us want to incur lawyer fees.
  • I am considering refinancing my property in Heathfield does my lawyer need to be on the Adam & Company Conveyancing panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.

Questions that your lawyer may ask about your Adam & Company Transfer of Equity

Please confirm whether this Transfer of Equity is part of any Matrimonial Proceedings? If so, please provide the name, address, telephone number and reference of the Matrimonial Solicitor instructed to act, along with a copy of the sealed Consent or Court Order?

Please let us know where you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify the amount?

Is it the case that one of the registered owners passed away? If so please provide us with a copy of all the relevant documents e.g. the will, death certificate etc..

Can you provide the details of those who jointly own the premises with you?

Please provide the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be added to the title deeds?

Please provide the details of anyone to be extracted from the property title?

Important warnings to consider in supporting the above Adam & Company transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

Tax and Legal

There are numerous potential 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 properties

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you have a license to do so from the landlord. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in violation of your covenants under the lease. This could trigger the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.

Indemnity Insurance

If the transfer of equity is made as a result of 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 conveyancer 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 is dependent on the market value of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Adam & Company.

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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