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Top seven questions relating to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society transfer of equity

  • My partner and I jointly own a buy to let. I am a top rate tax payer. Preferably I wish to complete a transfer of equity into her name in order reduce our tax on rental income. If Norwich and Peterborough Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the title documents am I giving up my CGT relief.
  • I got divorced three years ago. Foolishly I never dealt with the change the ownership from both our names to my sole name. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. Norwich and Peterborough Building Society is willing to transfer the full equity in my name (financial checks done). Does my ex need a solicitor?
  • My divorce has gone through as is the consent order. Now I must address the transfer of equity on title deeds and the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage. I have asked Norwich and Peterborough Building Society for the transfer of equity forms. What do I do now?
  • My brother and I got a joint mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society on a apartment a couple of years ago. I am now thinking of buying a apartment by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed a figure what happens next? Would there be any potential concerns with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society with him being solely liable for the total mortgage rather than only half of it?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society should I be invoiced VAT on the following: (1) HMLR fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
  • The mortgage broker has suggested using their conveyancer for our Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society - Surely it’s easier to just instruct them?
  • What if my application doesn't meet Norwich and Peterborough Building Society lending criteria for a transfer of equity?

Sample of questions in a conveyancer questionnaire relating to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

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

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been completed?

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

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

Has consent been obtained from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to the proposed transfer of equity?

General Advice to read in conjunction with the above Norwich and Peterborough Building Society transfer of equity Info :

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 Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

Should the tenure of your property be 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 restrictions 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with Norwich and Peterborough 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 Norwich and Peterborough 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 varies based on the market value of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Norwich and Peterborough 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 Norwich and Peterborough 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 lawyer 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 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society transfer of equity