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Examples of recent questions relating to test transfer of equity

  • I am in the process of removing a name from a joint mortgage and the test need me to use a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the conveyancing. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Witham conveyancing solicitor to deal with the transfer of equity? They need to be on the test conveyancing panel.
  • Been reviewing consumer forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers for transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor if I am transferring equity and simultaneously refinancing with test
  • I own a property in Ampthill , with a test loan with my former husband. Him and his new partner are going to acquire my share. We had approval from test to remove my name with hers. The transfer of equity needs to be done by a conveyancing solicitor for test (supposedly). Is it possible for us to deal with the Land Registry formalities?
  • Can you tell me how to have someone removed off the deeds to a property where the mortgage is with test
  • What should I be budgeting for when it comes to what solicitors charges are for a transfer of equity? I need to transfer equity and remortgage - moving over to test - and have been quoted £250 plus VAT by test's approved conveyancer, Have I been over quoted?
  • I am refinancing my flat in Timperley does my lawyer have to be on the test Conveyancing panel. The conveyancing also involves a transfer of equity.
  • My current home loan is with test. Can I transfer equity to someone who is not yet eighteen years old?

Examples of information requested in a lawyer form relating to test Transfer of Equity

Please confirm whether this Transfer of Equity is part of any Matrimonial Proceedings? If so, please provide the name, address, telephone number and reference of the Matrimonial Solicitor instructed to act, along with a copy of the sealed Consent or Court Order?

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

Has consent been obtained from test to the proposed 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 give the details of anyone to be added to the property title?

Is there to be any payment between the parties for the Transfer of Equity? If so, please state the amount and who is to receive what amounts

General Advice to read in in addition to the above test transfer of equity Advice :

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 test 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 have a license to do so from the landlord. If such conditions are not strictly observed you may be in breach of the lease. This could trigger 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 conveyancer will check with test 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 test 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 conclusion of the transfer of equity transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with test your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a test 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 test 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.

Information provided on 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.


Frequently asked questions relating to test transfer of equity