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Common questions relating to The Mortgage Works transfer of equity

  • I am under the impression we would need at least AP1 and TR1. Is this true?
  • Will I have to pay any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the existing mortgage is with The Mortgage Works?
  • The Mortgage Works have just agreed I can take over the mortgage on the house. I had applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership at the Land Registry in addition?
  • I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor to handle my transfer of equity. The Mortgage Works have been approached for a remortgage. I thought of asking my mortgage broker. I understand he may get a referral fee for recommending someone, but also of benefit will be that he knows the conveyancing solicitor, has a working relationship with them. Any flaws you see in this way of thinking?
  • Is stamp duty payable when it comes to an transfer of equity with a mortgage with The Mortgage Works?
  • My mum passed away seven months ago leaving a loan-free semi to me and my half brother 50:50. He has always lived in the property, there was a clause in her will specifying that the propertycould not be sold for 24 months after her passing so he could continue to live there for a specified time frame. He now wishes to remain in the house beyond the prescribed period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Would I be right in thinking that we'd get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the conventional way to purchase my equity?
  • I bought a property with my cousin six years ago Since buying the property, we have both got married. We are now intending to do a transfer of equity so my name comes off the The Mortgage Works mortgage. There is a 30k difference between the value the lender say and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?

Sample of questions in a conveyancer questionnaire concerning a The Mortgage Works Transfer of Equity

Will there be any consideration monies passing between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive the same

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

Please provide 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 provide the details of anyone who jointly owns the premises with you?

Is it the case that one of the registered owners passed away? If so please provide us with a copy of the Death Certificate, Probate and a copy of the Will.

Information to consider in supplemental the above The Mortgage Works transfer of equity Info :

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 Mortgage Works 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 obtain the consent of the landlord. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in breach 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 as a result of 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 conveyancer will check with The Mortgage Works 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 Works 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 valuation of the property at the conclusion of the transfer of equity conveyancing.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with The Mortgage Works your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a The Mortgage Works 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 The Mortgage Works 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.

Content on 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 Mortgage Works transfer of equity