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Examples of recent questions relating to DB UK Bank transfer of equity

  • Online research suggests that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I need to be transferring equity and at the same time switching mortgage with DB UK Bank
  • My existing home loan is with DB UK Bank. Can I transfer equity to someone less than 18 years old?
  • My mum died seven months ago leaving a loan-free bungalow to me and my half brother in equal shared. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a provision in her will saying the propertycould not be sold for three years following her death so he could reside there for a while. He now wants to remain in the premises beyond the specified period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we should get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the conventional way to purchase my share?
  • As things stand I have a joint DB UK Bank mortgage with my step-brother and am looking into the option of him assuming responsibility for the outstanding mortgage and subtracting myself from it, so as to enable me to buy somewhere with my soon-to-be-wife. The remaining mortgage is about 200k, and the property value is in the region 450k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is stamp duty due?
  • What if my application doesn't meet DB UK Bank lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • I got my Decree Absolute in 2010. For some reason I never got around to transfer ownership from both our names to my name alone. I now plan to deal with it and there are no objections. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. DB UK Bank is content to transfer the property and loan in my name (financial checks done). Does she need a solicitor?
  • Will I incur any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the current mortgage is with DB UK Bank?

Examples of questions in a lawyer form relating to DB UK Bank Transfer of Equity

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” Questionnaire.

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

Has consent been obtained from DB UK Bank to the proposed transfer of equity?

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

Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.

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

Information to consider in conjunction with the above DB UK Bank 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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

If your property is leasehold, provisions in 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 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 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 conveyancer will check with DB UK 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 DB UK 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with DB UK Bank.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a DB UK Bank 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 DB UK 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 DB UK Bank transfer of equity