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Are you in need of a Transfer of Equity with a Chelsea Building Society (a trading name of Yorkshire BS) mortgage? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Chelsea Building Society (a trading name of Yorkshire BS) list of approved solicitors can put your transfer at risk of delay or failure. Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

Top seven questions relating to Chelsea Building Society transfer of equity

  • Is it possible to apply to request more money from Chelsea Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • I am considering remortgaging my house in Blaenavon does my lawyer need to be on the Chelsea Building Society Solicitor panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.
  • I intend to remortgage my apartment in Miles Platting moving from Chelsea BS to Chelsea Building Society. The home is jointly owned but propose for it to be in my name only when I switch. My wife has verbally consented to this and is happy to transfer equity but neither of us want to get a second conveyancer involved.
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Chelsea Building Society should I be invoiced VAT on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My Chelsea Building Society home loan we jointly entered into with ex, he has agreed to come off the mortgage and let me have the property. Chelsea Building Society will permit the transfer of equity to my individual name. Do Chelsea Building Society get in touch with my boss to check my salary?
  • My partner and myself equally own a investment property. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I wish to complete a transfer of equity to her sole name with a view to reduce our tax on rental income. Assuming Chelsea Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? Would my GGT relief be lost.
  • Am I best advised cancel my mortgage payments with Chelsea Building Society as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been set?

Sample of questions in a lawyer questionnaire concerning a Chelsea Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

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

Please give the details of anyone who jointly owns the property with you?

Will there be any consideration monies passing between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? Where this is the case, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

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

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

Information to consider in supplemental the above Chelsea Building Society transfer of equity Advice :

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 Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in violation of the lease. This could trigger 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 time of completion of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Chelsea Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

Information provided 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 Chelsea Building Society transfer of equity