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Sample questions relating to Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity

  • As things stand I have a joint Nottingham Building Society mortgage with my cousin and am investigating the possibility of him assuming responsibility for the whole mortgage and removing myself from it, so as to enable me to purchase a place with my fiance. The outstanding mortgage is approx 300k, and the property value is approx 600k. Is this a transfer of equity? Is land tax payable?
  • How and when do I cover the costs of stamp duty payable for the transfer of equity in my house in my sole name which is happening simultaneously with a refinancing with Nottingham Building Society?
  • I got my Decree Absolute four years ago. Foolishly I never dealt with the transfer ownership from both our names to just in my name. I now plan to deal with it and there are no objections. Transfer-of-equity is needed. Nottingham Building Society is content to transfer the property and loan in my name (affordability checks done). Does my ex need a solicitor?
  • I purchased a house with my brother in 2009 Since then, we have both got married. We are now looking to do a transfer of equity so my name is taken off the Nottingham Building Society mortgage. There is a 30k difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • Can I apply to request more money from Nottingham Building Society as part of a Transfer of Equity?
  • I am completing a Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity request and have come to the questions that asks about defaults etc. There are some debts that I have been paying off since 2007, in fact they have long since disappeared from my credit records. Am I obliged to set these out?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with Nottingham Building Society should I be charged value added tax 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

Sample of questions in a conveyancer questionnaire relating to Nottingham Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

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

Please provide the details of anyone to be removed from the title deeds?

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

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

Where you are adding someone 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.

Important warnings to consider in in addition to the above Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity Advice :

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 obtain the consent of the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed you may be in violation of the lease. This could trigger 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 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 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 varies based 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 Nottingham Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Nottingham 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 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 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 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to Nottingham Building Society transfer of equity