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Are you in need of a Transfer of Equity with a Holmesdale Building Society mortgage? Failing to check that a lawyer is on the Holmesdale Building Society list of approved solicitors can put your transfer at risk of delay or failure. Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

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  • At what stage do I incur stamp duty due for the transfer of equity in my property in my name alone which is taking place at the same time as a refinancing via Holmesdale Building Society?
  • Been looking at online forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I need to be transferring equity and simultaneously switching mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society
  • My dad passed away seven months ago leaving a mortgage-free house to me and my step brother equally. He has always lived in the house, there was a condition in her will saying the premisescould not be sold for three years after her death so he could reside there for a prescribed period. He now wants to remain in the property beyond the specified period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we should get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the traditional way to purchase my half from me?
  • I already have a mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society and am maintaining my existing mortgaging but wish to have it in my name alone so my former partner will be removed from the title. How long does the whole transfer of equity process take?
  • Will I have to pay any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the current home loan is with Holmesdale Building Society?
  • Can I transfer the equity held in my property with my Holmesdale Building Society home loan?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to handle my transfer of equity. Holmesdale Building Society have been approached for a remortgage. I considered asking my mortgage broker. I understand he will likely get a kickback for recommending a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancer, has dealt with them before. Is my logic correct?

Sample of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor form relating to Holmesdale Building Society Transfer of Equity

Please provide the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be extracted from the property title?

Will there be any payment between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

Please provide the details of anyone to be added to the title deeds?

Can you give the details of anyone who jointly owns the premises with you?

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

Information to consider in supplemental the above Holmesdale Building Society 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 Holmesdale Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

If your property is 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 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 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 conveyancer will check with Holmesdale 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 Holmesdale 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Holmesdale 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 Holmesdale 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 lawyer 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 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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