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Recently asked questions relating to Capital Home Loans transfer of equity

  • My mother passed away half a year ago leaving a mortgage-free property to me and my half brother equally. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a clause in the will saying the premisescould not be sold for 24 months following her death so he could remain there for a specified time frame. He now wishes to remain in the property beyond the prescribed period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we should get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the usual way to acquire my half from me?
  • Been reviewing online blogs that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am transferring equity and at the same time remortgaging with Capital Home Loans
  • Will I incur any charges for a Transfer of Equity where the existing mortgage is with Capital Home Loans?
  • I am selling my share of a apartment in Hendon to the other co-owners fiance, they are reapplying to Capital Home Loans. We are debating as to who must cover the costs of the transfer of equity. Is this usually shared or is one party obliged to cover the legal bill?
  • Is it sensible to stop my mortgage payments with Capital Home Loans once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been set?
  • My wife and myself equally own a buy to let. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I would like to complete a transfer of equity to her sole name in order mitigate tax on the letting income. If Capital Home Loans are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. However what happens when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the deeds would I lose my CGT relief.
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?

Examples of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor questionnaire concerning a Capital Home Loans Transfer of Equity

If you are adding someone on to the property how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.

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)?

Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?

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

Has one of the registered owners passed away? If so please provide us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

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

Information to consider in supporting 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 titles

If your property is leasehold, the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with 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 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 varies based on the market value of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Capital Home Loans your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Capital Home Loans 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 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.

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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Capital Home Loans transfer of equity