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Newbury Mortgage Services transfer of equity: q and a’s

  • I already have a mortgage with Newbury Mortgage Services and am keeping my existing mortgaging but applying to have have the equity transferred to my name alone so my former wife won't be on it any longer. How long do Newbury Mortgage Services take to process the application?
  • Been looking at online forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. Am I better of using a conveyancer or a solicitor where I need to be transferring equity and simultaneously remortgaging with Newbury Mortgage Services
  • My friend and I got a joint mortgage with Newbury Mortgage Services on a house about a year ago. I am now thinking of purchasing a apartment by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed an amount what happens next? Is there likely to be any concerns with Newbury Mortgage Services with him being responsible for the total loan rather than only part of it?
  • I am am in need of a conveyancer to undertake my transfer of equity. Newbury Mortgage Services have been approached for a remortgage. I considered asking my financial adviser. I am lead to believe he may receive a kickback for suggesting a firm, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has a working relationship with them. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?
  • Is it possible to transfer the equity held in my property with my Newbury Mortgage Services mortgage?
  • My Newbury Mortgage Services home loan is in joint names with ex, he is agreeable to be removed and let me have the property. Newbury Mortgage Services have consented to the transfer of equity to my individual name. Do Newbury Mortgage Services write my employer to verify my salary?
  • Given that we have been 4 years estranged I have decided to give up my share of our flat to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Newbury Mortgage Services. Can a transfer of equity be completed inside one month?

Information that may be required from your conveyancer is likely to ask about your Newbury Mortgage Services Transfer of Equity

Who will be responsible for the costs of the Transfer of Equity?

Please list all persons who occupy the property, their respective ages and relationships to you.

Please confirm whether this Transfer of Equity is part of any Matrimonial Proceedings? If so, please provide the name, address, telephone number and reference of the Matrimonial Solicitor instructed to act, along with a copy of the sealed Consent or Court Order?

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

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

Please give the details of anyone to be extracted from the property title?

Information to consider in in addition to the above Newbury Mortgage Services transfer of equity information :

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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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 have a requirement for notices to be served and that you obtain the consent of 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 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 lawyer will check with Newbury Mortgage Services 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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Newbury Mortgage Services your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Newbury Mortgage Services 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 Newbury Mortgage Services 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 conveyancer 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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