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Frequently asked questions relating to New Street Mortgages transfer of equity

  • I am are looking to find an affordable conveyancing solicitor to assist in a transfer of equity and remortgage with New Street Mortgages. I I am fearful of by bill escalating out of control but with plenty conveyancing practices who do transfer of equity conveyancing out there...who do I opt for?
  • Online reading suggests 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 need to be transferring equity and at the same time refinancing with New Street Mortgages
  • I am planning on removing a name from a joint mortgage and the New Street Mortgages require me to use a lawyer to carry out the paperwork. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Sedgefield conveyancer to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the New Street Mortgages conveyancing panel.
  • I plan to refinance my maisonette in Timperley changing from Chelsea BS to New Street Mortgages. The maisonette is jointly owned but I would like it to be in my sole name as and when I transfer. My former partner is OK with this and is willing to transfer equity but neither of us want to get a second conveyancer involved.
  • What if my application doesn't meet New Street Mortgages lending criteria for a transfer of equity?
  • I am trying to find a lawyer to handle my transfer of equity. New Street Mortgages are dealing with the refinancing. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I am lead to believe he may get a referral fee for suggesting someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancer, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?
  • Is it sensible to cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with New Street Mortgages as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?

Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor may ask about your New Street Mortgages Transfer of Equity

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

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

Has consent been obtained from New Street Mortgages to the proposed transfer of equity?

Has one of the registered proprietors passed away? If so please provide us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

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

If are intent on holding the property as beneficial Tenants in Common in unequal shares, what is the split to be. For e.g. 50-50, or 60-40?

Important warnings to consider in supporting the above New Street Mortgages 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 New Street Mortgages 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 freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in violation 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 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with New Street 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 New Street 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with New Street Mortgages.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a New Street Mortgages 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 New Street 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 conveyancing solicitor 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to New Street Mortgages transfer of equity