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Frequently asked questions relating to Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity

  • I acquired a flat with a friend in 2008 Since buying the property, we have both got married. We are now looking to do a transfer of equity so my name is removed the Nottingham Building Society mortgage. There is a significant difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • My existing home loan is with Nottingham Building Society. Can I transfer equity to someone who is not yet eighteen years old?
  • Last year bought a house without my fiance’s name on the title. My conveyancing solicitor claimed it is due to the fact that she is not in the mortgage with Nottingham Building Society. I'm wondering is there any way that I can put her name on the documents at HMLR?
  • My fiance and myself jointly own a BTL. I am a higher rate tax payer. Ideally I wish to do a transfer of equity to her sole name to mitigate tax on rental income. If Nottingham Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are inexpensive. However what happens when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the deeds would I lose my CGT relief.
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?
  • I am am in need of a lawyer to deal with my transfer of equity. Nottingham Building Society have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I am lead to believe he will likely get a kickback for suggesting someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has dealt with them before. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?
  • I got divorced three years ago. I simply never dealt with the change the ownership from the current 'joint' status to just in my name. I now plan to deal with it and there are no objections. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. Nottingham Building Society is happy to transfer the full equity in my name (affordability checks done). Does my ex need a solicitor?

Information that may be required from your lawyer may ask in relation to your Nottingham 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?

Please confirm where you are making any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and specify the amount?

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

Please state the names and ages of anyone over the age of 17, other than the owners, who will occupy the property with you

Where you are adding a person on to the title deeds how would you like to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.

Would you like us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to pay for the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

General Advice to read in supplemental the above Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in breach 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 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with Nottingham Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Nottingham Building Society 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 Nottingham 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 conveyancing solicitor should describe the transfer as ‘transfer of equity’ to assist Land Registry staff.

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Frequently asked questions relating to Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity