Questions and answers: Saffron Building Society transfer of equity
- I already have a home loan with Saffron Building Society and am keeping my current mortgaging but seeking to have have the equity transferred to my name alone so my ex won't be on it any longer. How long can it take for the paperwork to be processed?
- Can I transfer the equity held in my property with my Saffron Building Society home loan?
- After 4 years apart I have opted to transfer my share of the property to my husband who is refinancing with Saffron Building Society. Could this transfer of equity be done in less than 28 days?
- Is it sensible to stop my mortgage payments with Saffron Building Society once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been set?
- I am under the impression we would need at least AP1 and TR1. Is this true?
- My father passed away early last year leaving a mortgage-free property to me and my step brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the house, there was a condition in her will saying the housecould not be sold for 24 months after her passing so he could reside there for a specified time frame. He now wants to remain in the premises beyond the specified period. We have discussed a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we should get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the conventional way to acquire my equity?
- I am are looking to find a quality conveyancing solicitor to help me sell in a transfer of equity and remortgage with Saffron Building Society. I want to avoid being ripped off but with lots of conveyancing firms who do transfer of equity conveyancing to pick from...how do I know which one is best appoint?
Sample of information requested in a lawyer questionnaire concerning a Saffron Building Society Transfer of Equity
Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?
Please give the details of anyone to be added to the title deeds?
Have you approached Saffron Building Society to seek consent to the Transfer of Equity
Please provide the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be removed from the title deeds?
If are going to hold the property as beneficial Tenants in Common in unequal shares, what is the split to be. For e.g. 50-50, or 60-40?
Please give the details of those who jointly own the premises with you?
Caveats to be read in further to the above Saffron Building Society transfer of equity Advice :
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 Saffron Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles
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 freeholder. 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.
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 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 Saffron 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 Saffron 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 time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Saffron Building Society.
Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Saffron 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 Saffron 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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