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  • What should I be budgeting for when it comes to what legal fees are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and refinance - moving over to Leeds Building Society - and have been quoted £350 excluding VAT by Leeds Building Society's approved lawyer, Is this is a good price or not?
  • I got divorced four years ago. For some reason I never dealt with the change the ownership from both our names to just in my name. I now plan to deal with it and there are no objections. Transfer-of-equity is needed. Leeds Building Society is happy to transfer the full equity in my name (affordability checks done). Does she need a conveyancer?
  • My former wife are looking to get a conveyancing solicitor in place for a refinance with Leeds Building Society. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also requiredI have used the different comparison based tools and the results are from all over England and Wales. Is it important to appoint a conveyancer local to us?
  • My mum died last March leaving a loan-free property to me and my brother in equal shared. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a clause in her will specifying that the housecould not be sold for 24 months following her death so he could remain there for a specified time frame. He now wants to remain in the premises beyond the specified period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we should get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the traditional way to acquire my half from me?
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?
  • I purchased a house with my brother in 2010 Since then, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name is taken off the Leeds Building Society mortgage. There is a meaningful difference between the value the lender hold and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • What if my application doesn't meet Leeds Building Society lending criteria for a transfer of equity?

Information that may be required from your conveyancer could ask in relation to your Leeds Building Society Transfer of Equity

Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.

If you are adding someone on to the title deeds how would you like to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.

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?

We need you to provide the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for completion of the SDLT Form)

Please let us know of you wish us to draw up a Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to incur 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 what amounts

General Advice to read in further to the above Leeds Building Society 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 Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed you may be in violation of the lease. This could potentially result in the freeholder taking enforcement action against you.

Indemnity Insurance

If the transfer of equity is made pursuant to 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 Leeds 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 Leeds 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 market value of the property at the time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Leeds Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Leeds 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 Leeds 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.

Content on this webpage is for general information and only applies to England and Wales. It should not be regarded as 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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