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Examples of recent questions relating to Clydesdale Bank transfer of equity

  • Me and my partner jointly own a flat in Ampthill . Mortgage is with Clydesdale Bank. I want to transfer full ownership to him with no passing of money but without using a lawyer. Do you think this should be easy to so?
  • What is the process for having someone removed from the title documents to a house where the home loan is with Clydesdale Bank
  • I am completing a Clydesdale Bank transfer of equity application and have come to the section concerning defaults etc. I do some debts that I have been paying off since 2008, in fact they have long since disappeared from my credit score. Do I need to set these out?
  • Will I incur any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the existing mortgage is with Clydesdale Bank?
  • My wife and myself equally own a investment property. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I wish to do a transfer of equity to her sole name with a view to reduce our tax on the letting income. If Clydesdale Bank are happy with this the legal fees are not high. However what happens when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the deeds am I giving up my CGT relief.
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving refinance with Clydesdale Bank should I be charged VAT on the following: (1) HMLR fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • I am remortgaging my property in Littleborough does my lawyer have to be on the Clydesdale Bank Solicitor panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.

Examples of questions in a lawyer form relating to Clydesdale Bank 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 provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Please let us know of you wish us to draft you Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to incur the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

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 inform us if you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify the amount?

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

General Advice to read in supporting the above Clydesdale Bank transfer of equity information :

Tax and Legal

There may be various 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 freeholder. If such restrictions 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 pursuant to an Order of the Court, then Insolvency Indemnity Insurance is not required. In other situations, 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 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 market value of the property at the time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Clydesdale Bank your property may be repossessed.

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 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.


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