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Common questions relating to Adam & Company transfer of equity

  • I already have a home loan with Adam & Company and am retaining my current mortgaging but wish to have it in my name alone so my former husband will no longer be on the deeds. How long does the whole transfer of equity process take?
  • What if my application doesn't meet Adam & Company lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • Can I apply to borrow more money from Adam & Company as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving refinance with Adam & Company should I be charged VAT 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
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with Adam & Company on a apartment a couple of years ago. I am now looking to get a flat by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. Assuming we can agree a figure what happens next? Would there be any potential concerns with Adam & Company with him being solely liable for the total loan rather than only half of it?
  • My decree absolute has gone through as is the consent order. Now I need to sort out the transfer of equity for the property and the Adam & Company home loan. I have contacted Adam & Company for the transfer of equity forms. What are my next steps?
  • I am are looking to find a quality conveyancing solicitor to assist in a transfer of equity and refinance with Adam & Company. I I am concerned about by bill escalating out of control but with so many conveyancing practices who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...who do I opt for?

Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor could ask about your Adam & Company Transfer of Equity

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

Please inform us if you are making any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify any such sums?

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

If 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 provide the name(s) and addresse(s) of those who jointly own the premises with you?

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

Important warnings to consider in further to the above Adam & Company transfer of equity information :

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 premises

If your property is leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in violation of the lease. This could trigger 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 conveyancing solicitor 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 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 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 does not constitute 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Adam & Company transfer of equity