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Sample questions relating to Hampden transfer of equity

  • Am I best advised cancel my mortgage payments with Hampden once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • My current home loan is with Hampden. Can I transfer equity to someone who is not yet eighteen years old?
  • My mother died early last year leaving a mortgage-free property to me and my half brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a clause in the will specifying that the housecould not be sold for three years following her death so he could reside there for a while. He now wants to remain in the property beyond the prescribed 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 mortgage in the conventional way to purchase my share?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Hampden should I be charged value added tax 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
  • Three years ago I purchased a apartment without my fiance’s name on the title. My conveyancing solicitor claimed it is due to the fact that she was not in the loan offer with Hampden. I'm wondering is there any way that I can add her name on the title?
  • What are my options where I am not happy with the conveyancer who did our transfer of equity transaction?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to handle my transfer of equity. Hampden have been approached for a remortgage. I considered asking my mortgage broker. I am lead to believe he may receive a referral fee for suggesting someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the lawyer, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?

Information that may be required from your lawyer could ask about your Hampden Transfer of Equity

Please provide the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone who jointly owns the premises with you?

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been formalised?

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

We need you to provide the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for completion of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Form)

Where you are adding a person on to the title deeds how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.

Is it the case that one of the registered owners died? If so please provide us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

Information to consider in supporting the above Hampden 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 Hampden conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, the lease may require 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 trigger 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 cases, 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 Hampden 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 Hampden 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 the conclusion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Hampden.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Hampden 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 Hampden 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 should not be regarded as 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 Hampden transfer of equity