Common questions relating to Furness Building Society transfer of equity
- My former wife are looking to get a lawyer lined up for a new mortgage with Furness Building Society. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also requiredI have used the different comparison based websites and the results are from all over the country. Is it important to have a lawyer local to us?
- At what point do I incur the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for the transfer of equity in my house in my name alone which is taking place simultaneously with a switching mortgage via Furness Building Society?
- Is it possible to apply to borrow more money from Furness Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?
- I got my Decree Absolute three years ago. Foolishly I never dealt with the change the ownership from both our names to just in my name. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. Furness Building Society is happy to transfer the full equity in my name (affordability checks done). Does my ex need a lawyer?
- My partner and myself jointly own a buy to let. I am a top rate tax payer. Ideally I would like to complete a transfer of equity to her sole name to mitigate tax on rental income. If Furness Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? Would my GGT relief be lost.
- I am planning on removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Furness Building Society need me to use a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the legalities. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Timperley
lawyer to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Furness Building Society conveyancing panel.
- My dad died half a year ago leaving a unencumbered house to me and my half brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a provision in the will specifying that the housecould not be sold for 2 years after her death so he could continue to live there for a while. He now says he would like to remain in the house beyond the specified period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we should get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the conventional way to buy my share?
Questions that your lawyer could ask in relation to your Furness Building Society Transfer of Equity
Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?
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 let us know where you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify the amount?
If you are adding a person on to the title deeds how would you like to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Questionnaire.
Please give the details of those who jointly own the premises with 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?
Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Furness Building Society transfer of equity Info :
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 Furness Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties
Should the tenure of your property be 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 the lease. This could potentially result in the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.
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 Furness 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 Furness 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 is dependent on the valuation of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Furness Building Society your property may be repossessed.
Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Furness Building Society 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 Furness 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 conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.
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