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Frequently asked questions relating to ITL Mortgages transfer of equity

  • Me and my partner co-own a property in Rye . Home loan is with ITL Mortgages. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no payment of money but without using a conveyancing solicitor. Is this likely to be simple?
  • I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the ITL Mortgages need me to use a lawyer to carry out the conveyancing. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Littleborough conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the ITL Mortgages conveyancing panel.
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with ITL Mortgages on a property about a year ago. I am now thinking of purchasing a property on my own and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed an amount what happens next? Would there be any potential concerns with ITL Mortgages with him being responsible for the total loan rather than only half of it?
  • What if my application doesn't meet ITL Mortgages lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • Have recently split up with my wife of thirty years. I'm now back with my mum and dad and she wants to remain in the apartment and buy me out. What percentage do I get. Is it half of the equity after discharging the ITL Mortgages home loan? I assume proper valuations are required but I really need to be sure that I'm getting I am not being walked over
  • Taking into account that we have been a number of years estranged I have opted to relinquish up my share of the property to my husband who is refinancing with ITL Mortgages. Could this transfer of equity be done in four weeks?
  • ITL Mortgages yesterday agreed I can take over the home loan on my home. I have applied for a transfer of equity but presumably there is a transfer of ownership at the Land Registry on top?

Sample of questions in a conveyancing solicitor questionnaire concerning a ITL Mortgages Transfer of Equity

Has consent been obtained from ITL Mortgages to the proposed transfer of equity?

Please let us know of you wish us to draft you Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to pay for the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

Is there to be any consideration monies passing between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been completed?

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

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

Information to consider in further to the above ITL Mortgages 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 ITL Mortgages conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the landlord. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in breach of your covenants under the lease. This could potentially result in 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 ITL Mortgages 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 ITL Mortgages 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 the time of completion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with ITL Mortgages your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a ITL Mortgages Mortgage

When it comes to preparing the the Land Registry documents your conveyancing solicitor should in the ‘consideration’ panel choose the first option, if consideration is given; otherwise ignore the consideration panel altogether.

If ITL Mortgages 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.

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.


Frequently asked questions relating to ITL Mortgages transfer of equity