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Top seven questions relating to Bank of Ireland Mortgages transfer of equity

  • My existing home loan is with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Can I transfer equity to someone who is not yet 18 years old?
  • Given that we have been 4 years estranged I have made the decision to relinquish up my share of our house to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. Could this transfer of equity be completed in four weeks?
  • My divorce is through as is the consent order. Now I must deal with the transfer of equity at the HMLR and the Bank of Ireland Mortgages home loan. I have contacted Bank of Ireland Mortgages for the transfer of equity forms. What do I do now?
  • My father passed away early last year leaving a loan-free house to me and my half brother in equal shared. He has always lived in the premises, there was a provision in her will saying the housecould not be sold for 2 years after her death so he could continue to live there for a specified time frame. He now says he would like to remain in the premises beyond the prescribed period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we should get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the usual way to acquire my equity?
  • What are the average conveyancing charges are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and refinance - new loan with Bank of Ireland Mortgages - and have been quoted £350 excluding VAT by Bank of Ireland Mortgages's appointed conveyancer, Have I been over quoted?
  • I am are looking to find an affordable conveyancing solicitor to assist in a transfer of equity and remortgage with Bank of Ireland Mortgages. I I am fearful of by bill escalating out of control and there are various conveyancing firms who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...how do I know which one is best appoint?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to handle my transfer of equity. Bank of Ireland Mortgages are dealing with the refinancing. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I understand he may receive a referral fee for suggesting a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?

Information that may be required from your conveyancer could ask about your Bank of Ireland Mortgages Transfer of Equity

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

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

Where you are intent on holding the property as beneficial Tenants in Common in unequal shares, what is the split to be. For e.g. 50-50, or 60-40?

Please provide the details of anyone to be removed from the property title?

Is there to be any consideration monies passing between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

Caveats to be read in supplemental the above Bank of Ireland Mortgages transfer of equity information :

Tax and Legal

There may be various 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

If your property is leasehold, the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such restrictions are not strictly observed you may be in violation of the lease. This could potentially result in 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 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 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 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 conveyancing solicitor 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 conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

Content 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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