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Examples of recent questions relating to Swansea Building Society transfer of equity

  • Will I incur any charges for a Transfer of Equity where the existing mortgage is with Swansea Building Society?
  • Is stamp duty payable when it comes to an transfer of equity with a mortgage with Swansea Building Society?
  • The financial adviser has suggested using their conveyancing solicitor for my Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with Swansea Building Society - won’t it be advisable to just use them?
  • My father passed away half a year ago leaving a unencumbered bungalow to me and my brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a condition in her will saying the premisescould not be sold for 2 years following her passing so he could remain there for a while. He now wants to remain in the premises beyond the prescribed period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we should get a valuation then he'd get a mortgage in the traditional way to purchase my share?
  • My ex are planning to get a lawyer lined up for a remortgage with Swansea Building Society. Transfer of Equity conveyancing is also necessaryI have used the different comparison based websites and the results are from all over England and Wales. How necessary is it to appoint a conveyancer local to us?
  • My fiance and myself have equal shares in a investment property. I am a higher rate tax payer. Preferably I wish to do a transfer of equity into her name with a view to mitigate tax on the letting income. If Swansea Building Society are fine with this the legal fees are not prohibitive. What are the implications when we dispose of the property? As I would no longer be on the title documents would I lose my CGT relief.
  • Me and a friend got a joint mortgage with Swansea Building Society on a house about a year ago. I am now looking to get a apartment on my own and my friend would like to buy me out. Once we have agreed a price what happens next? Would there be any potential problem with Swansea Building Society with him being responsible for the total loan rather than only half of it?

Sample of questions in a conveyancer form relating to Swansea Building Society Transfer of Equity

If you are adding someone on to the title deeds how do you wish to hold the property? Please provide your instructions by completing and returning a“Joint Ownership Declaration” Form.

Please give the details of anyone to be removed from the property title?

If 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?

Please confirm if you are making any payment for the Transfer of Equity and to whom and notify us any such sums?

Can you provide the details of those who jointly own the property with you?

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after completion of the Transfer of Equity?

Information to consider in in addition to the above Swansea Building Society transfer of equity information :

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 Swansea Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold properties

If your property is leasehold, provisions in 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 strictly observed 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 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 conveyancer will check with Swansea 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 Swansea 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 market value of the property at finalisation of the transfer of equity transaction.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Swansea Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Swansea Building Society 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 Swansea 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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Frequently asked questions relating to Swansea Building Society transfer of equity