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Questions and answers: Adam & Company transfer of equity

  • Do I need legal advice when doing a transfer of equity where the home loan is to remain with Adam & Company?
  • What are the average legal fees are for a transfer of equity? I'm in the process of remortgaging - moving over to Adam & Company - and have been quoted £250 including VAT by Adam & Company's approved conveyancer, Is this a reasonable price?
  • Is it possible to apply to borrow more money from Adam & Company as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • Online research suggests that solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I need to be transferring equity and simultaneously remortgaging with Adam & Company
  • My existing home loan is with Adam & Company. Can I transfer equity to someone less than 18 years old?
  • My Adam & Company mortgage we jointly entered into with ex, he has agreed to come off the deeds and let me have the property. Adam & Company will permit the transfer of equity to my individual name. Do Adam & Company call my boss to confirm my salary?
  • I already have a home loan with Adam & Company and am keeping my existing mortgaging but applying to have it in my name alone so my former wife will come off the mortgage. How long can it take for the application to be processed?

Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor may ask in relation to 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?

Have you approached Adam & Company to obtain consent to the Transfer of Equity

Is there to be any payment between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive what sums

Please state the names and ages of anyone over the age of 17, other than the owners, who will occupy the property with you

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Please give the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be removed from the property title?

Information 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 premises

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, 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 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 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 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 is dependent on the market value of the property at the time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
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 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.

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.


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