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Common questions relating to National Westminster Bank transfer of equity

  • My divorce has gone through as is the consent order. Now I have to sort out the transfer of equity for the property and the National Westminster Bank mortgage. I have contacted National Westminster Bank for the transfer of equity application. What happens next?
  • Am I best advised stop the direct debit for my mortgage with National Westminster Bank once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • I am selling my share of a apartment in Woodside to the other co-owners husband, they are reapplying to National Westminster Bank. We are debating as to who must cover the costs of the transfer of equity. Should this be split or is one party liable for the fees for?
  • National Westminster Bank have today agreed I can take over the home loan on the flat. I previously applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership of the house on top?
  • My ex-wife and I are searching for a dependable conveyancing lawyer to assist in a transfer of equity and refinance with National Westminster Bank. I really don't want to get ripped off but with lots of conveyancing organisations who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...how do I know which one to select?
  • I am answering a National Westminster Bank transfer of equity form and have come to the part regarding defaults etc. I do some debts that I have been reducing for a number of years, I understand that they have long since disappeared from my credit score. Am I obliged to disclose these?
  • I am trying to find a conveyancer to handle my transfer of equity. National Westminster Bank have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I am lead to believe he will likely get a kickback for recommending someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?

Information that may be required from your lawyer is likely to ask about your National Westminster Bank Transfer of Equity

If 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?

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

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?

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 someone on to the property how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Questionnaire.

Information to consider in in addition to the above National Westminster Bank transfer of equity Questions and Answers :

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 National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed you may be in violation of the lease. This could potentially result in 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 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 lawyer will check with National Westminster Bank 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 National Westminster Bank 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with National Westminster Bank your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a National Westminster Bank 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 National Westminster Bank 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.

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