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Top seven questions relating to Manchester Building Society transfer of equity

  • I am am in need of a conveyancer to deal with my transfer of equity. Manchester Building Society have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my financial adviser. I am lead to believe he may get a referral fee for suggesting a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the lawyer, has dealt with them before. Is my logic misguided?
  • Me and my partner jointly own a property in Ampthill . Mortgage is with Manchester Building Society. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no exchange of money but without using a conveyancer. Is this likely to be easy to so?
  • Can I transfer the equity held in my property with my Manchester Building Society home loan?
  • I plan to remortgage my flat in Romsey changing from Lloyds TSB to Manchester Building Society. The maisonette is currently in joint names but propose for it to be in my sole name as and when I remortgage. My husband is OK with this and is happy to sign a form but neither of us want to get a second lawyer involved.
  • Law week I split up with my wife of 18 years. I'm now living with my mum and dad and she wishes to stay in the flat and pay me off. What portion do I get. Is it half of the equity after redeeming the Manchester Building Society home loan? I assume proper valuations are required but I really need ensure that I'm getting the best deal
  • I am considering refinancing my apartment in Littleborough does my lawyer need to be on the Manchester Building Society Solicitor panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.
  • My partner and I jointly own a BTL. I am a top rate tax payer. Ideally I wish to do a transfer of equity to her sole name with a view to mitigate tax on rental income. Assuming Manchester Building Society are happy with this the legal fees are inexpensive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the title documents would I lose my CGT relief.

Sample of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor form concerning a Manchester Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

Please confirm whether this Transfer of Equity is part of any Matrimonial Proceedings? If so, please provide the name, address, telephone number and reference of the Matrimonial Solicitor instructed to act, along with a copy of the sealed Consent or Court Order?

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

Has consent been obtained from Manchester Building Society to the proposed 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?

If you are adding a person on to the title deeds how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Questionnaire.

General Advice to read in conjunction with the above Manchester Building Society transfer of equity Advice :

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 Manchester Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, the lease may require that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such restrictions are not strictly observed you may be in violation 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 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 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 Manchester Building Society.

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 conveyancer should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

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