Common questions relating to Adam & Company transfer of equity
- I bought a house with my cousin five.seven years ago Since buying the property, we have both got married. We are now seeking to do a transfer of equity so my name comes off the Adam & Company mortgage. There is a significant difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
- Do I need legal advice when doing a transfer of equity where the mortgage is to remain with Adam & Company?
- Law month I split up with my partner of twenty years. I'm now back with my mum and dad and she wants to stay in the property and buy me out. What portion do I get. Is it 50% of the equity after redeeming the Adam & Company home loan? I assume proper valuations are required but I would like ensure that I'm getting I am not being walked over
- After 4 years separated I have decided to transfer my interest in the property to my husband who is refinancing with Adam & Company. Could this transfer of equity be completed within one month?
- When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Adam & Company should I be invoiced value added tax on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
- My fiance and myself have 50:50 shares in a buy to let. I am a top rate tax payer. Preferably I would like to complete a transfer of equity into her name with a view to reduce our tax on rental income. Assuming Adam & Company are content with this the legal fees are inexpensive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the deeds would I lose my CGT relief.
- I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Adam & Company need me to use a lawyer to carry out the paperwork. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Ampthill lawyer to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Adam & Company conveyancing panel.
Examples of information requested in a conveyancer form relating to Adam & Company Transfer of Equity
Please let us know of you wish us to draft you Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to pay for the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?
Where you are going to hold the property as beneficial Tenants in Common in unequal shares, what is the split to be. For e.g. 50-50, or 60-40?
Please clarify if you are making any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and notify us the amount?
Where you are adding a person on to the title deeds how would you like to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Questionnaire.
Please provide the details of anyone to be added to the property title?
Please confirm whether you are receiving any payment as part of the Transfer or Equity and from whom and give details of the amount?
Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Adam & Company transfer of equity Advice :
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 landlord. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in violation of your covenants under the lease. This could trigger the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.
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 cases, 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 valuation of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
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 conveyancing solicitor 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 lawyer should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.
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