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

  • Our mortgage broker has recommended their conveyancing solicitor for the Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with Family Building Society - Is it not simpler easier to just use them?
  • I already have a mortgage with Family Building Society and am retaining my current mortgaging but wish to have it in my sole name so my former husband won't be on it any longer. How long can it take for the forms to be processed?
  • As things stand I have a joint Family Building Society mortgage with my brother and am looking into the option of him assuming responsibility for the outstanding mortgage and removing myself from it, so as to enable me to buy a property with my partner. The remaining mortgage is about 250k, and the property value is in the region 450k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is land tax due?
  • Been looking at online 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 where I am transferring equity and simultaneously refinancing with Family Building Society
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Family Building Society should I be invoiced VAT on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My divorce is through as is the consent order. Now I need to sort out the transfer of equity on title deeds and the Family Building Society home loan. I have contacted Family Building Society for the transfer of equity application. What do I do now?
  • Can I apply to borrow a further advance from Family Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?

Questions that your conveyancer could ask in relation to your Family Building Society Transfer of Equity

Where you are adding a person 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.

Please give the details of anyone to be extracted from the title deeds?

Please give the details of those who jointly own the property with you?

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

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

Information to consider in conjunction with the above Family 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 Family Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

If your property is leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with 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 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 lawyer will check with Family 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 Family 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 Family Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Family 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 Family 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 lawyer 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 Family Building Society transfer of equity