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Top seven questions relating to Allied Irish Bank transfer of equity

  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Allied Irish Bank should I be invoiced value added tax on the following: (1) HMLR fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My mum died early last year leaving a loan-free bungalow to me and my brother equally. He has always lived in the house, there was a condition in the will saying the housecould not be sold for 2 years following her death so he could remain there for a while. He now wishes to remain in the premises beyond the prescribed period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the usual way to acquire my half from me?
  • Is it sensible to stop my mortgage payments with Allied Irish Bank as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • My current mortgage is with Allied Irish Bank. Can I transfer equity to someone who is not yet 18 years old?
  • I am planning on removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Allied Irish Bank need me to use a lawyer to carry out the conveyancing. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Timperley conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel.
  • I got divorced three years ago. I simply never dealt with the change the ownership from the current 'joint' status to my sole name. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. Allied Irish Bank is content to transfer the full equity in my name (financial checks done). Does my ex need a conveyancer?
  • I acquired a house with my cousin five.seven years ago Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now looking to do a transfer of equity so my name is taken off the Allied Irish Bank mortgage. There is a significant difference between the value the Allied Irish Bank hold and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?

Information that may be required from your lawyer may ask about your Allied Irish Bank Transfer of Equity

Is it the case that one of the registered proprietors passed away? If so please supply us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

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 confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after completion of the Transfer of Equity?

Please give the details of anyone to be added to the property title?

Would you like us to draft you Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to incur the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

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

Important warnings to consider in in addition to the above Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish Bank conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such restrictions are not strictly observed 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 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 conveyancer will check with Allied Irish 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 Allied Irish 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 valuation of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Allied Irish Bank your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Allied Irish Bank 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 Allied Irish 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.

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