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Frequently asked questions relating to Clydesdale Bank transfer of equity

  • How do I go about adding or removing names (transfer of equity) to or from my Clydesdale Bank mortgage account?
  • Having been 4 years apart I have made the decision to give up my interest in our property to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Clydesdale Bank. Can a transfer of equity be completed inside four weeks?
  • My brother and I got a joint mortgage with Clydesdale Bank on a apartment in 2013. I am now looking to get a flat by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. On the basis that we can settle on a price what happens next? Is there likely to be any problem with Clydesdale Bank with him being on the hook for the total loan as opposed to only part of it?
  • Been reviewing consumer blogs that solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I need to be transferring equity and simultaneously remortgaging with Clydesdale Bank
  • Is it possible to apply to borrow a further advance from Clydesdale Bank as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • Will I incur any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the existing mortgage is with Clydesdale Bank?
  • What is the process for having a person removed from the deeds to a property where the mortgage is with Clydesdale Bank

Questions that your lawyer is likely to ask in relation to your Clydesdale Bank Transfer of Equity

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been completed?

Please give the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone who jointly owns the premises with you?

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

Please give the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be added to the property title?

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

Important warnings to consider in further to the above Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, 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 breach 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 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 lawyer will check with Clydesdale Bank 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 Clydesdale Bank 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 the time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Clydesdale Bank.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Clydesdale Bank Mortgage

When it comes to preparing the the Land Registry documents your conveyancer should in the ‘consideration’ panel choose the first option, if consideration is given; otherwise ignore the consideration panel altogether.

If Clydesdale Bank 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Clydesdale Bank transfer of equity