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Common questions relating to Bank of Ireland Mortgages transfer of equity

  • What should I be budgeting for when it comes to what conveyancing charges are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and remortgage - moving over to Bank of Ireland Mortgages - and have been quoted £250 excluding VAT by Bank of Ireland Mortgages's approved conveyancing solicitor, Is this a reasonable price?
  • My Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage we jointly entered into with ex, he has agreed to come off the deeds and put the house in my name alone. Bank of Ireland Mortgages have consented to the transfer of equity to my individual name. Will Bank of Ireland Mortgages get in touch with my employer to verify my salary?
  • I currently have a joint Bank of Ireland Mortgages mortgage with my cousin and am looking into the option of him assuming responsibility for the outstanding mortgage and subtracting myself from it, so as to enable me to buy a place with my partner. The outstanding mortgage is about 250k, and the property value is about 500k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is land tax payable?
  • Can you tell me how to have someone removed off the title documents to a house where the home loan is with Bank of Ireland Mortgages
  • I am disposing of my share of a flat in Woodside to the other co-owners husband, they are reapplying to Bank of Ireland Mortgages. We are in heated discussion as to who should pay the costs of the transfer of equity. Is this usually split or is one party obliged to cover the charges for?
  • My partner and I jointly own a property in Blaenavon . Home loan is with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no exchange of money but without using a lawyer. Is this likely to be simple?
  • What can I do where I am not happy with the conveyancing solicitor who undertook my transfer of equity conveyancing?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer questionnaire concerning a Bank of Ireland Mortgages Transfer of Equity

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

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

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

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

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.

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

General Advice to read in further to the above Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you have a license to do so from the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed 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 lawyer will check with Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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 Bank of Ireland Mortgages 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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Frequently asked questions relating to Bank of Ireland Mortgages transfer of equity