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Frequently asked questions relating to Capital Home Loans transfer of equity

  • I got divorced in 2010. For some reason I never dealt with the transfer ownership from the current 'joint' status to my sole name. I now plan to deal with it and there are no objections. Transfer-of-equity is needed. Capital Home Loans is willing to transfer the property and loan in my name (financial checks done). Does she need a lawyer?
  • Having been three years apart I have made the decision to give up my interest in our apartment to my husband who is refinancing with Capital Home Loans. Could this transfer of equity be completed in one month?
  • My mum died early last year leaving a unencumbered semi to me and my half brother in equal shared. Having continues to reside at the house, there was a provision in the will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for 2 years after her passing so he could remain there for a prescribed period. He now wishes to remain in the property beyond the specified period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the conventional way to buy my share?
  • Been reviewing online forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am transferring equity and simultaneously remortgaging with Capital Home Loans
  • Will I have to pay any charges for a Transfer of Equity where the existing home loan is with Capital Home Loans?
  • My current home loan is with Capital Home Loans. Can I transfer equity to someone less than 18 years old?
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with Capital Home Loans on a house in 2013. I am now thinking of purchasing a flat on my own and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed a price where do we go? Is there likely to be any concerns with Capital Home Loans with him being solely liable for the total mortgage as opposed to only half of it?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer form concerning a Capital Home Loans Transfer of Equity

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

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

We need you to provide the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for submission of the SDLT Form)

Please confirm if you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and give details of any such sums?

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

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

Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Capital Home Loans transfer of equity information :

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 Capital Home Loans 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 freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in breach 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 cases, 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 Capital Home Loans 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 Capital Home Loans 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 is dependent 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 Capital Home Loans.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Capital Home Loans 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 Capital Home Loans 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.

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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Capital Home Loans transfer of equity