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Common questions relating to Barnsley Building Society transfer of equity

  • What if my application doesn't meet Barnsley Building Society lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • I purchased a flat with my brother five.seven years ago Since then, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name comes off the Barnsley Building Society mortgage. There is a significant difference between the value the Barnsley Building Society say and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • My wife and myself have equal shares in a buy to let. I am a top rate tax payer. Ideally I would like to do a transfer of equity into her name in order mitigate tax on rental income. If Barnsley Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are not prohibitive. However what happens when we sell? As I would no longer be on the title documents am I giving up my CGT relief.
  • What should I be budgeting for when it comes to what legal fees are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and remortgage - moving over to Barnsley Building Society - and have been quoted Three Hundred pounds including VAT by Barnsley Building Society's appointed lawyer, Is this a reasonable price?
  • Been looking at online forums that solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. Am I better of using a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am transferring equity and simultaneously refinancing with Barnsley Building Society
  • I already have a home loan with Barnsley Building Society and am retaining my current mortgaging but seeking to have have the equity transferred to my name only so my former partner will be removed from the deeds. How long can it take for the paperwork to be processed?
  • I am answering a Barnsley Building Society transfer of equity application and have come to the section that asks about defaults etc. There are some debts that I have been paying off since 2008, in fact they have long since disappeared from my credit records. Must I disclose these?

Information that may be required from your conveyancer may ask in relation to your Barnsley Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

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

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

Please let us know of you wish us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to incur the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

If 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 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?

Information to consider in further to the above Barnsley Building Society transfer of equity Advice :

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 Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is 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 complied with 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with Barnsley Building Society 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 Barnsley Building Society 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 conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Barnsley Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Barnsley Building Society 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 Barnsley Building Society 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 conveyancer 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.


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