LenderPanel.com

Find a Law Firm for your Transfer of Equity approved by
Adam & Company

Adam & Company transfer of equity: q and a’s

  • My partner and I co-own a house in Littleborough . Mortgage is with Adam & Company. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no passing of money but without using a conveyancing solicitor. Do you think this should be simple?
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?
  • Our mortgage broker has suggested using their lawyer for the Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with Adam & Company - Is it not simpler advisable to just instruct them?
  • At what stage do I incur stamp duty payable for the transfer of equity in my property in my name alone which is taking place simultaneously with a remortgage with Adam & Company?
  • What if my application doesn't meet Adam & Company lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • Adam & Company have just agreed I can take over the mortgage on my home. I previously applied for a transfer of equity but presumably there is a transfer of ownership of the house as well?
  • My Adam & Company mortgage we jointly entered into with ex, he is agreeable to be removed and let me have the property. Adam & Company have consented to the transfer of equity to my individual name. Do Adam & Company call my company to verify my salary?

Examples of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor questionnaire concerning a Adam & Company Transfer of Equity

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been completed?

Please provide the details of those who jointly own the property with you?

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

Please confirm whether you are receiving any payment as part of the Transfer or Equity and from whom and provide details of the amount?

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

Has consent been obtained from Adam & Company to the proposed transfer of equity?

Information to consider in in addition to the above Adam & Company transfer of equity Info :

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 titles

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in violation of your covenants under the lease. This could potentially result in 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 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 market value of the property at the time of completion 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 contained within 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