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NRAM Ltd transfer of equity example support desk enquires

  • What can I do where I am not happy with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out our transfer of equity conveyancing?
  • My partner and I jointly own a property in Miles Platting . Mortgage is with NRAM Ltd. I wish to transfer full ownership to him with no exchange of money but without using a lawyer. Do you think this should be simple?
  • My mum died half a year ago leaving a unencumbered house to me and my step brother equally. He has always lived in the premises, there was a provision in her will saying the premisescould not be sold for 24 months after her death so he could reside there for a specified time frame. He now wishes to remain in the property beyond the prescribed period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we'd get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the usual way to purchase my half from me?
  • I got my Decree Absolute four years ago. Foolishly I never dealt with the change the ownership from the current 'joint' status to just in my name. I am ready to do that and so is she. Transfer-of-equity is presumably the way forward. NRAM Ltd is willing to transfer the property and loan in my name (affordability checks done). Does she need any legal representation?
  • Taking into account that we have been three years separated I have made the decision to transfer my interest in our flat to my husband who is re-mortgaging with NRAM Ltd. Can a transfer of equity be done in less than four weeks?
  • My current mortgage is with NRAM Ltd. Can I transfer equity to someone under 18 years old?
  • At what stage do I cover the costs of stamp duty payable for the transfer of equity in my home in my sole name which is happening simultaneously with a refinancing with NRAM Ltd?

Examples of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor questionnaire relating to NRAM Ltd Transfer of Equity

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

Have you approached NRAM Ltd to obtain consent to the 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?

Is the transfer of equity subject to a court order? If yes please supply a copy

Please let us know of you wish us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to incur the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

Where you are intent on holding the property as beneficial Tenants in Common in unequal shares, what is the split to be. For e.g. 50-50, or 60-40?

Caveats to be read in in addition to the above NRAM Ltd 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 NRAM Ltd 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 complied with you may be in violation 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 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 lawyer will check with NRAM Ltd 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 NRAM Ltd 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 time of completion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with NRAM Ltd your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a NRAM Ltd 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 NRAM Ltd 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.

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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