Common questions relating to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society transfer of equity
- Been reviewing online blogs that solicitors are more expensive than licensed conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am transferring equity and simultaneously switching mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
- Taking into account that we have been four years apart I have made the decision to relinquish up my interest in our property to my husband who is re-mortgaging with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Can a transfer of equity be completed inside four weeks?
- My existing mortgage is with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Can I transfer equity to someone under 18 years old?
- When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society should I be charged VAT 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
- I already have a home loan with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and am retaining my existing mortgaging but applying to have it in my sole name so my former wife will no longer be on the deeds. How long do Norwich and Peterborough Building Society take to process the application?
- Is it possible to apply to request a further advance from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?
- I am trying to find a conveyancing solicitor to deal with my transfer of equity. Norwich and Peterborough Building Society are dealing with the refinancing. I thought of asking my financial adviser. I understand he may receive a kickback for recommending 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?
Information that may be required from your conveyancing solicitor is likely to ask about your Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Transfer of Equity
Has one of the registered owners passed away? If so please supply us with a copy of all the relevant documents e.g. the will, death certificate etc..
Have you approached Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to seek consent to the Transfer of Equity
Where you are adding a person on to the property how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.
We need you to provide the National Insurance Number(s) of all the new owners (required for submission of the SDLT Form)
Would you like us to draw up a Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to incur the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?
Please give the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone who jointly owns the property with you?
General Advice to read in supplemental the above Norwich and Peterborough Building Society transfer of equity Questions and Answers :
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 Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties
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 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.
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 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 is dependent on the valuation of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Norwich and Peterborough Building Society 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 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.
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