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Questions and answers: The Chorley & District Building Society transfer of equity

  • How do I go about adding or subtracting names (transfer of equity) to or from my The Chorley & District Building Society mortgage account?
  • Will I incur any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the current home loan is with The Chorley & District Building Society?
  • My mother died early last year leaving a unencumbered bungalow to me and my step brother in equal shared. He has always lived in the property, there was a condition in her will specifying that the propertycould not be sold for three years after her passing so he could remain there for a prescribed period. He now says he would like to remain in the house 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 home loan in the traditional way to acquire my share?
  • Is there such a thing a transfer of equity stamp duty calculator?
  • Last year purchased a property without my fiance’s name on the title documents. My conveyancing solicitor said it is due to the fact that she was not in the mortgage with The Chorley & District Building Society. Is it possible for me to put her name on the documents at HMLR?
  • My friend and I got a joint mortgage with The Chorley & District Building Society on a property about a year ago. I am now thinking of buying a apartment by myself and my friend would like to buy me out. On the basis that we can settle on a figure where do we go? Is there likely to be any concerns with The Chorley & District Building Society with him being on the hook for the total loan rather than only part of it?
  • My The Chorley & District Building Society mortgage we jointly entered into with ex, who is agreeable to come off the deeds and put the house in my name alone. The Chorley & District Building Society will permit the transfer of equity to me solely. Do The Chorley & District Building Society write my company to verify my salary?

Examples of information requested in a conveyancing solicitor form relating to The Chorley & District Building Society Transfer of Equity

Has consent been obtained from The Chorley & District Building Society to the proposed transfer of equity?

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

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

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

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

Important warnings to consider in supplemental the above The Chorley & District 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 The Chorley & District Building Society conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles

If your property is leasehold, the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in violation of your covenants under the lease. This could potentially result in 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 situations, 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 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 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 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 conveyancer 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 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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