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Frequently asked questions relating to JPMorgan transfer of equity

  • My ex are planning to get a conveyancer lined up for a refinance with JPMorgan. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also necessaryI have used the different rating based websites and the results are from all over the country. Do we need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor local to us?
  • Is it possible to transfer the equity held in my property with my JPMorgan home loan?
  • What is the process for having someone removed off the title documents to a property where the home loan is with JPMorgan
  • Our financial adviser has suggested using their conveyancer for our Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with JPMorgan - Is it not simpler easier to just instruct them?
  • I got my Decree Absolute in 2012. For some reason I never got around to transfer ownership from the current 'joint' status to my sole name. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is needed. JPMorgan is happy to transfer the full equity in my name (affordability checks done). Does she need a lawyer?
  • My father passed away early last year leaving a unencumbered house to me and my half brother equally. Having continues to reside at the premises, there was a clause in her will saying the propertycould not be sold for 2 years following her death so he could reside there for a prescribed period. He now says he would like to remain in the property beyond the specified period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the conventional way to purchase my share?
  • I am transferring my equity in house in Hendon to my co-owners husband, they are sticking with JPMorgan as the the existing lender. We are haggling as to who should pay the costs of the transfer of equity. Is this usually shared or is one of us obliged to cover the legal bill?

Information that may be required from your conveyancer is likely to ask about your JPMorgan Transfer of Equity

If 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 provide the details of anyone to be extracted from the title deeds?

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

Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?

Please give the details of anyone to be added to the property title?

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

Important warnings to consider in supporting the above JPMorgan transfer of equity information :

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 JPMorgan conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in violation of your covenants under 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 lawyer will check with JPMorgan 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 JPMorgan 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 JPMorgan your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a JPMorgan 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 JPMorgan 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.

Content 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 JPMorgan transfer of equity