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Frequently asked questions relating to The Chorley & District Building Society transfer of equity

  • My partner and I co-own a flat in Crabtree . Home loan is with The Chorley & District Building Society. I would like to transfer full ownership to him with no passing of money but without using a conveyancer. Do you think this should be simple?
  • Me and my former partner and I are searching for a trustworthy conveyancing lawyer to assist in a transfer of equity and refinance with The Chorley & District Building Society. I I am fearful of being overcharged but with many conveyancing firms who do transfer of equity conveyancing to choose from...who do I opt for?
  • Two years ago I purchased a property without my wife's name on the ownership paperwork. My lawyer advised it is due to the fact that she is not in the loan offer with The Chorley & District Building Society. Is it possible for me to put her name on the deeds?
  • Been reviewing consumer forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I need to be transferring equity and at the same time switching mortgage with The Chorley & District Building Society
  • What is the process for having someone removed off the title documents to a house where the home loan is with The Chorley & District Building Society
  • Is it sensible to cancel my mortgage payments with The Chorley & District Building Society once a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • I am disposing of my share of a house in Warwick to my co-owners husband, they are sticking with The Chorley & District Building Society as the the existing mortgage company. We are debating as to who should cover the fees for the transfer of equity. Should this be shared or is one party liable for the charges for?

Questions that your conveyancer may ask regarding your The Chorley & District Building Society Transfer of Equity

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

Please confirm whether you are receiving any payment as part of the Transfer or Equity and from whom and provide details of the amount?

Where you are adding someone 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.

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

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

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Important warnings to consider in conjunction with the above The Chorley & District Building Society transfer of equity information :

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 The Chorley & District 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 have a requirement for notices to be served and that you obtain the consent of the landlord. If such terms are not adhered to 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 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 lawyer will check with The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District 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 the time of completion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with The Chorley & District Building Society your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District 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.

Information contained within 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 The Chorley & District Building Society transfer of equity