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Common questions relating to MBS Lending Ltd transfer of equity

  • Is it possible to apply to borrow more money from MBS Lending Ltd as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with MBS Lending Ltd on a house a couple of years ago. I am now looking to get a apartment by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed a figure what are the next steps? Is there likely to be any concerns with MBS Lending Ltd with him being responsible for the total mortgage rather than only half of it?
  • I acquired a property with a friend in 2008 Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name comes off the MBS Lending Ltd mortgage. There is a significant difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • My ex are seeking to get a lawyer in place for a new mortgage with MBS Lending Ltd. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also neededI have used the different rating based websites and the results are from all over England and Wales. How necessary is it to have a conveyancer local to us?
  • What should I be budgeting for when it comes to what conveyancing costs are for a transfer of equity? I'm in the process of remortgaging - moving over to MBS Lending Ltd - and have been quoted Four Hundred pounds including VAT by MBS Lending Ltd's approved conveyancer, Is this is a good price or not?
  • Given that we have been three years separated I have made the decision to give up my share of the flat to my husband who is re-mortgaging with MBS Lending Ltd. Could this transfer of equity be completed inside four weeks?
  • My current home loan is with MBS Lending Ltd. Can I transfer equity to someone less than eighteen years old?

Questions that your lawyer could ask in relation to your MBS Lending Ltd Transfer of Equity

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

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?

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)?

Where you 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?

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

Information to consider in conjunction with the above MBS Lending Ltd transfer of equity Info :

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 MBS Lending Ltd 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 have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in breach of 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 conveyancer will check with MBS Lending Ltd 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 MBS Lending Ltd 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 transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with MBS Lending Ltd your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a MBS Lending Ltd 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 MBS Lending Ltd 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.

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.


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