Frequently asked questions relating to The Mortgage Business transfer of equity
- When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving refinance with The Mortgage Business should I be paying value added tax on the following: (1) Land Registry fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee
- At what stage do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for the transfer of equity in my home in my name alone which is happening simultaneously with a refinancing with The Mortgage Business?
- The financial adviser has recommended their lawyer for the Transfer of Equity plus remortgage with The Mortgage Business - Is it not simpler easier to just instruct them?
- My mother died half a year ago leaving a loan-free house to me and my half brother in equal shared. He has always lived in the property, there was a provision in the will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for 2 years after her passing so he could remain there for a while. He now says he would like to remain in the house 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 home loan in the usual way to acquire my half from me?
- Having been 3 years apart I have made the decision to transfer my interest in the property to my husband who is re-mortgaging with The Mortgage Business. Could this transfer of equity be done in 28 days?
- I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the The Mortgage Business require me to use a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the legalities. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Timperley
conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the The Mortgage Business conveyancing panel.
- I purchased a house with my brother five.seven years ago Since purchasing the property, we have both got married. We are now seeking to do a transfer of equity so my name comes off the The Mortgage Business mortgage. There is a 40k difference between the value the The Mortgage Business say and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
Examples of questions in a lawyer form relating to The Mortgage Business Transfer of Equity
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?
If 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” Questionnaire.
Please give the name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be removed from the title deeds?
Please state the names and ages of anyone over the age of 17, other than the owners, who will occupy the property with you
Has consent been obtained from The Mortgage Business to the proposed transfer of equity?
Would you like us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you happy to incur the additional fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?
Caveats to be read in in addition to the above The Mortgage Business transfer of equity Questions and Answers :
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 Mortgage Business conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.
Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold titles
Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in the lease may require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such conditions are not complied with you may be in breach of the lease. This could potentially result in 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 The Mortgage Business 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 Mortgage Business 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 conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with The Mortgage Business your property may be repossessed.
Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a The Mortgage Business 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 Mortgage Business 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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