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  • My dad died last March leaving a loan-free semi to me and my half brother equally. Having continues to reside at the premises, there was a condition in her will saying the propertycould not be sold for 2 years following her passing so he could reside there for a prescribed period. He now wants to remain in the property beyond the prescribed 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 acquire my half from me?
  • I acquired a property with a friend in 2008 Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Hampden mortgage. There is a 40k difference between the value the Hampden hold and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • Me and my partner jointly own a house in Sedgefield . Mortgage is with Hampden. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no exchange of money but without using a conveyancer. Is this likely to be easy to so?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving refinance with Hampden should I be paying value added tax on the following: (1) HMLR fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My wife and I have 50:50 shares in a buy to let. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I wish to complete a transfer of equity into her name to mitigate tax on rental income. If Hampden are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. However what happens when we sell? As I would no longer be on the title documents am I giving up my CGT relief.
  • I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Hampden need me to use a lawyer to carry out the paperwork. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Sedgefield conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Hampden conveyancing panel.
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer form concerning a Hampden Transfer of Equity

Has one of the registered proprietors died? If so please forward us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

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

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Where you are going to hold 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 confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been completed?

Where you are adding someone 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.

Information to consider in conjunction with the above Hampden transfer of equity Info :

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 premises

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, 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 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 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 market value of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Hampden your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Hampden 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 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 conveyancing solicitor 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.


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