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Common questions relating to Aldermore Bank transfer of equity

  • I acquired a house with my brother in 2008 Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now seeking to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Aldermore Bank mortgage. There is a 40k difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • Aldermore Bank have today agreed I can take over the mortgage on the flat. I had applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership of the house on top?
  • My mum died half a year ago leaving a unencumbered property to me and my step brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the premises, there was a condition in the will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for three years after her passing so he could reside there for a while. He now says he would like to remain in the property beyond the specified period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we'd get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the usual way to buy my half from me?
  • I got divorced in 2011. For some reason I never dealt with the transfer ownership from the current 'joint' status to my name alone. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is needed. Aldermore Bank is happy to transfer the property and loan in my name (affordability checks done). Does she need a solicitor?
  • My Aldermore Bank mortgage we jointly entered into with ex, who is agreeable to come off the deeds and let me have the property. Aldermore Bank have consented to the transfer of equity to my individual name. Will Aldermore Bank contact my employer to verify my salary?
  • Is it possible to apply to request more money from Aldermore Bank as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • Is it sensible to stop the direct debit for my mortgage with Aldermore Bank as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?

Questions that your lawyer is likely to ask regarding your Aldermore Bank Transfer of Equity

Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.

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

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?

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?

Has one of the registered proprietors died? If so please supply us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

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 the same

General Advice to read in in addition to the above Aldermore Bank transfer of equity Advice :

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 Aldermore Bank conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with 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 Aldermore Bank 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 Aldermore Bank 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Aldermore Bank your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Aldermore Bank Mortgage

When it comes to preparing the the Land Registry documents your lawyer should in the ‘consideration’ panel choose the first option, if consideration is given; otherwise ignore the consideration panel altogether.

If Aldermore Bank 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 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Aldermore Bank transfer of equity