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Examples of recent questions relating to Dudley Building Society transfer of equity

  • Will I incur any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the existing home loan is with Dudley Building Society?
  • How and when do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax payable for the transfer of equity in my house in my name alone which is taking place simultaneously with a refinancing via Dudley Building Society?
  • My mother passed away half a year ago leaving a mortgage-free property to me and my brother equally. He has always lived in the property, there was a condition in her will saying the propertycould not be sold for three years after her death so he could remain there for a specified time frame. 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'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the usual way to buy my half from me?
  • I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Dudley Building Society need me to use a lawyer to carry out the conveyancing. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Friern Barnet lawyer to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel.
  • My divorce has gone through as is the consent order. Now I must sort out the transfer of equity at the land registry and the Dudley Building Society mortgage. I have asked Dudley Building Society for the transfer of equity application. What happens next?
  • What legal advice do I need when doing a transfer of equity where the mortgage is to remain with Dudley Building Society?
  • Is it sensible to cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Dudley Building Society once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been set?

Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor is likely to ask regarding your Dudley Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

Would you like us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to pay for the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

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

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after completion of the Transfer of Equity?

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

Please confirm where you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and notify us any such sums?

General Advice to read in in addition to the above Dudley Building Society transfer of equity Advice :

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 Dudley Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in breach 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 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 conveyancer will check with Dudley 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 Dudley 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Dudley Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Dudley Building Society 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 Dudley 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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Frequently asked questions relating to Dudley Building Society transfer of equity