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Questions and answers: Chesham Building Society transfer of equity

  • I am transferring my equity in property in Hendon to the other co-owners husband, they are sticking with Chesham Building Society as the the existing lender. We are in heated discussion as to who should cover the charges for the transfer of equity. Should this be shared or is one party liable for the costs of?
  • I acquired a property with a friend five.seven years ago Since then, we have both got married. We are now looking to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Chesham Building Society mortgage. There is a significant difference between the value the lender hold and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • Last year bought a apartment without my partner's name on the title. My conveyancer advised it is because she was not in the mortgage with Chesham Building Society. I'm wondering is there any way that I can add her name on the title?
  • My ex-wife and I are searching for a dependable conveyancing solicitor to assist in a transfer of equity and refinance with Chesham Building Society. I want to avoid being ripped off and there are lots of conveyancing solicitors who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...how do I know which to select?
  • Is it sensible to stop my mortgage payments with Chesham Building Society as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • What is the process for having a person removed off the deeds to a house where the mortgage is with Chesham Building Society
  • I already have a home loan with Chesham Building Society and am retaining my current mortgaging but seeking to have have the equity transferred to my name only so my ex will come off the title. How long does the whole transfer of equity process take?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer questionnaire concerning a Chesham Building Society 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 give the details of anyone to be removed from the property title?

Has consent been obtained from Chesham Building Society to the proposed transfer of equity?

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 a copy of your National Insurance Number?

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

General Advice to read in in addition to the above Chesham Building Society transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

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 Chesham Building Society 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 require that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such conditions 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 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 Chesham 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 Chesham 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 valuation of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Chesham Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Chesham 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 Chesham 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.

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