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Questions and answers: Holmesdale Building Society transfer of equity

  • What if my application doesn't meet Holmesdale Building Society lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • I currently have a joint Holmesdale Building Society mortgage with my step-brother and am investigating the feasibility of him assuming responsibility for the whole mortgage and removing myself from it, to enable me to buy a place with my soon-to-be-wife. The remaining mortgage is about 250k, and the property value is approx 600k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is stamp duty payable?
  • Have recently split up with my wife of thirty years. I'm now living with my mum and dad and she wants to stay in the property and buy me out. What portion do I get. Is it half of the equity after discharging the Holmesdale Building Society home loan? I assume proper valuations are required but I really need ensure that I'm getting what I am entitled to
  • I bought a house with a friend six years ago Since buying the property, we have both got married. We are now seeking to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Holmesdale Building Society mortgage. There is a 30k difference between the value the bank hold and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • Been reviewing consumer blogs that solicitors are more expensive than licensed 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 at the same time refinancing with Holmesdale Building Society
  • I am trying to find a lawyer to handle my transfer of equity. Holmesdale Building Society have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I understand he will likely get a kickback for suggesting a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the lawyer, has dealt with them before. Is my logic misguided?
  • Holmesdale Building Society have just agreed I can take over the mortgage on my home. I had applied for a transfer of equity but presumably there is a transfer of ownership at HMLR as well?

Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor may ask about your Holmesdale Building Society Transfer of Equity

Would you like us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to incur the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

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

Have you approached Holmesdale Building Society to obtain consent to the Transfer of Equity

Is the transfer of equity subject to a court order? If yes please supply a copy

If 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 state the names and ages of anyone over the age of 17, other than the owners, who will occupy the property with you

Important warnings to consider in supporting the above Holmesdale Building Society transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

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 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 require 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 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 conveyancing solicitor 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 conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Holmesdale 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 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 conveyancer should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

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