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Hanley Economic Building Society transfer of equity: q and a’s

  • I purchased a house with my brother six years ago Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name is taken off the Hanley Economic Building Society mortgage. There is a significant difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • I co-own a apartment in Littleborough , with a Hanley Economic Building Society loan with my ex husband. Him and his new partner are going to acquire my share. We had the go ahead from Hanley Economic Building Society to replace my name with hers. The transfer of equity has to be completed by a lawyer for Hanley Economic Building Society (apparently). In order to save fees can I do the Land Registry change?
  • I plan to remortgage my maisonette in Wakefield changing from Leeds Building Society to Hanley Economic Building Society. The maisonette is jointly owned but propose for it to be in my name only as and when I switch. My wife has verbally consented to this and is willing to sign a form but neither of us want to incur conveyancer fees.
  • I am in the process of mortgaging my property in Friern Barnet does my lawyer need to be on the Hanley Economic Building Society Solicitor panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.
  • Hanley Economic Building Society have just agreed I can take over the home loan on my home. I previously applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership of the title deeds on top?
  • My divorce is through as is the consent order. Now I have to address the transfer of equity on title deeds and the Hanley Economic Building Society mortgage. I have asked Hanley Economic Building Society for the transfer of equity forms. What do I do now?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to undertake my transfer of equity. Hanley Economic Building Society have been approached for a refinancing. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I understand he will likely get a kickback for suggesting someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?

Examples of information requested in a conveyancer questionnaire relating to Hanley Economic Building Society Transfer of Equity

Please confirm whether you are receiving any payment as part of the Transfer or Equity and from whom and give details of the amount?

Please confirm whether this Transfer of Equity is part of any Matrimonial Proceedings? If so, please provide the name, address, telephone number and reference of the Matrimonial Solicitor instructed to act, along with a copy of the sealed Consent or Court Order?

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

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

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

Important warnings to consider in in addition to the above Hanley Economic Building Society transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

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 Hanley Economic Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such terms are not adhered to 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 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with Hanley Economic 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 Hanley Economic 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 Hanley Economic Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Hanley Economic 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 Hanley Economic 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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