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Manchester Building Society transfer of equity: q and a’s

  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving refinance with Manchester Building Society should I be invoiced value added tax on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My father died half a year ago leaving a unencumbered house to me and my half brother in equal shared. He has always lived in the property, there was a provision in her will specifying that the housecould not be sold for 24 months after her death so he could continue to live there for a specified time frame. He now says he would like to remain in the premises 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 home loan in the conventional way to buy my half from me?
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with Manchester Building Society on a apartment about a year ago. I am now looking to get a property by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. Assuming we can agree a price what are the next steps? Is there likely to be any concerns with Manchester Building Society with him being on the hook for the total mortgage as opposed to only part of it?
  • What if my application doesn't meet Manchester Building Society lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • After four years separated I have made the decision to give up my interest in the former home to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Manchester Building Society. Can a transfer of equity be done in less than four weeks?
  • My former wife are seeking to get a lawyer lined up for a remortgage with Manchester Building Society. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also necessaryI have used the different rating based services and the results are from all over the country. Is it important to appoint a lawyer local to us?
  • I am searching for a quality conveyancing solicitor to help me sell in a transfer of equity and remortgage with Manchester Building Society. I I am fearful of by bill escalating out of control and there are lots of conveyancing firms who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...who's the best?

Examples of questions in a lawyer questionnaire relating to Manchester Building Society Transfer of Equity

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after completion of the Transfer of Equity?

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Where you are adding a person 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” Questionnaire.

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

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

Where you 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?

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

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

If your property is leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed 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 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with Manchester 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 Manchester 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 is dependent on the market value of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Manchester Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Manchester 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 Manchester 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 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 Manchester Building Society transfer of equity