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  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Newcastle Building Society should I be invoiced value added tax on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • My father passed away half a year ago leaving a unencumbered bungalow to me and my brother equally. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a clause in her will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for 24 months following her death so he could remain there for a specified time frame. He now says he would like to remain in the property beyond the prescribed period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we'd get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the conventional way to purchase my share?
  • What is the process for adding or subtracting names (transfer of equity) to or from my Newcastle Building Society mortgage account?
  • Is it possible to apply to borrow a further advance from Newcastle Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • As things stand I have a joint Newcastle Building Society mortgage with my brother and am investigating the option of him taking on the whole mortgage and removing myself from it, to enable me to purchase a property with my fiance. The remaining mortgage is in the region 200k, and the property value is approx 450k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is stamp duty involved?
  • I am thinking of mortgaging my apartment in Littleborough does my lawyer have to be on the Newcastle Building Society Conveyancing panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.
  • What are the average legal charges are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and remortgage - new loan with Newcastle Building Society - and have been quoted Four Hundred pounds excluding VAT by Newcastle Building Society's approved conveyancing solicitor, Is this a reasonable price?

Questions that your lawyer is likely to ask in relation to your Newcastle Building Society Transfer of Equity

Please provide the details of anyone to be added to the property title?

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?

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

Please give the details of those who jointly own the premises with you?

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

Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Newcastle Building Society 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 Newcastle Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

If your property is leasehold, the lease may have a requirement for notices to be served and that you have a license to do so from the landlord. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in breach of your covenants under the lease. This could potentially result in 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 is dependent on the market value of the property at the time of completion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Newcastle Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Newcastle Building Society Mortgage

When it comes to preparing the the Land Registry documents your conveyancing solicitor should in the ‘consideration’ panel choose the first option, if consideration is given; otherwise ignore the consideration panel altogether.

If Newcastle 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 conveyancer 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.


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