Sample questions relating to Hanley Economic Building Society transfer of equity
- I purchased a house with my brother in 2010 Since then, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Hanley Economic Building Society mortgage. There is a 40k difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
- I am answering a Hanley Economic Building Society transfer of equity application and have come to the section regarding debts etc. I do some debts that I have been discharging since 2009, in fact they have long since disappeared from my credit rating. Must I reveal these?
- How much the typical legal fees are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and remortgage - moving over to Hanley Economic Building Society - and have been quoted £350 plus VAT by Hanley Economic Building Society's appointed lawyer, Have I been over quoted?
- Online research suggests that solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. Am I better of using a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am transferring equity and simultaneously switching mortgage with Hanley Economic Building Society
- Is it sensible to cancel my mortgage payments with Hanley Economic Building Society once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
- I am am in need of a lawyer to handle my transfer of equity. Hanley Economic Building Society are dealing with the remortgage. I thought of asking my financial adviser. I am lead to believe he may get a referral fee for recommending a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has a working relationship with them. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?
- I am selling my equity in flat in Birmingham to the other co-owners fiance, they are sticking with Hanley Economic Building Society being the the existing lender. We are debating as to who should cover the fees for the transfer of equity. Is this usually split or is one party liable for the fees for?
Examples of questions in a conveyancing solicitor form concerning a Hanley Economic Building Society Transfer of Equity
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?
Has one of the registered owners passed away? If so please provide us with a copy of all the relevant documents e.g. the will, death certificate etc..
Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?
Please confirm whether you are receiving any payment as part of the Transfer or Equity and from whom and provide details of the amount?
Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.
Please inform us if you are providing any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify the amount?
Information to consider in conjunction with the above Hanley Economic Building Society transfer of equity Advice :
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 Hanley Economic Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties
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 strictly observed you may be in violation of your covenants under the lease. This could potentially result in the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.
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 conveyancer 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 valuation of the property at the time of completion of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Hanley Economic Building Society.
Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Hanley Economic 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 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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