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Sample questions relating to Monmouthshire Building Society transfer of equity

  • I intend to remortgage my flat in Rye moving from Leeds Building Society to Monmouthshire Building Society. The flat is jointly owned but intend for it to be in my sole name when I transfer. My former partner is OK with this and is willing to sign a form but neither of us want to get a second conveyancer involved.
  • I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the Monmouthshire Building Society require me to use a lawyer to carry out the legalities. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Crabtree conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the Monmouthshire Building Society conveyancing panel.
  • I got divorced in 2012. Foolishly I never dealt with the transfer ownership from the current 'joint' status to my name alone. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. Monmouthshire Building Society is content to transfer the property and loan in my name (financial checks done). Does she need a conveyancer?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to undertake my transfer of equity. Monmouthshire Building Society have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my financial adviser. I am lead to believe he will likely get a kickback for suggesting a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancer, has dealt with them before. Is my logic misguided?
  • Been looking at online forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am transferring equity and at the same time switching mortgage with Monmouthshire Building Society
  • My mother died half a year ago leaving a unencumbered bungalow to me and my half brother equally. Having continues to reside at the house, there was a condition in her will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for 24 months following her death so he could continue to live there for a while. He now wishes to remain in the house beyond the specified period. We have discussed 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 equity?
  • I am filling out a Monmouthshire Building Society transfer of equity application and have arrived at the part regarding debts etc. I do some debts that I have been discharging for a number of years, I understand that they no longer remain my credit rating. Am I obliged to reveal these?

Questions that your conveyancing solicitor is likely to ask in relation to your Monmouthshire Building Society Transfer of Equity

We need you to supply the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for submission of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Form)

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

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

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

Is it the case that one of the registered proprietors died? If so please supply us with a copy of all the relevant documents e.g. the will, death certificate etc..

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

Important warnings to consider in conjunction with the above Monmouthshire 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 Monmouthshire 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 restrictions are not strictly observed 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 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 conveyancer will check with Monmouthshire 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 Monmouthshire 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 valuation of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Monmouthshire Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Monmouthshire Building Society 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 Monmouthshire 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 conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

Information contained within 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Monmouthshire Building Society transfer of equity