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 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?
We need you to provide the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for submission of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Form)
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 provide the details of anyone to be added to the title deeds?
Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.
Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Hodge Equity Release transfer of equity Questions and Answers :
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 Hodge Equity Release conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, 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 your covenants under the lease. This could trigger the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.
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 Hodge Equity Release 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 lawyer should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.
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