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Examples of recent questions relating to MPowered Mortgages transfer of equity

  • My dad died last May leaving a unencumbered house to me and my brother 50:50. He has always lived in the property, there was a provision in the will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for 24 months following her passing so he could remain there for a prescribed period. He now says he would like to remain in the house beyond the specified period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the traditional way to buy my half from me?
  • Three years ago I bought a flat without my fiance’s name on the title. My lawyer said it is due to the fact that she was not in the mortgage with MPowered Mortgages. I'm wondering is there any way that I can put her name on the documents at HMLR?
  • Can I apply to borrow a further advance from MPowered Mortgages as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?
  • I got my Decree Absolute in 2010. I simply never got around to 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 needed. MPowered Mortgages is content to transfer the full equity in my name (financial checks done). Does she need a solicitor?
  • What is the process for having a person removed off the title documents to a property where the mortgage is with MPowered Mortgages
  • My fiance and I have 50:50 shares in a BTL. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I would like to complete a transfer of equity into her name with a view to mitigate tax on rental income. Assuming MPowered Mortgages are happy with this the legal fees are not high. However what happens when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the deeds would I lose my CGT relief.

Sample of questions in a conveyancer form relating to MPowered Mortgages Transfer of Equity

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

Please state the names and ages of anyone over the age of 17, other than the owners, who will occupy the property with you

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

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

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

Is there to be any payment between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

Information to consider in in addition to the above MPowered Mortgages transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

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 MPowered Mortgages conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

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 complied with 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 as a result of an Order of the Court, then Insolvency Indemnity Insurance is not required. In other situations, 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 MPowered Mortgages 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 MPowered Mortgages 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.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with MPowered Mortgages your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a MPowered Mortgages 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 MPowered Mortgages 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.

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