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Sample questions relating to West Bromwich Mortgage Company transfer of equity

  • Can I transfer the equity held in my property with my West Bromwich Mortgage Company mortgage?
  • My mum passed away last May leaving a unencumbered property to me and my brother 50:50. Having continues to reside at the property, there was a clause in the will specifying that the housecould not be sold for 24 months after her death so he could reside there for a specified time frame. He now wants to remain in the house beyond the specified period. We have discussed 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 usual way to acquire my share?
  • I jointly own a house in Romsey , with a West Bromwich Mortgage Company mortgage with my ex partner. Him and his new partner are going to acquire my share. We had approval from West Bromwich Mortgage Company to substitute my name with hers. The transfer of equity needs to be completed by a conveyancer for West Bromwich Mortgage Company (supposedly). In order to save fees can I do the Land Registry formalities?
  • I purchased a flat with my cousin in 2009 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 West Bromwich Mortgage Company mortgage. There is a 30k difference between the 'rightmove estimate' and what the property would sell for currently. Can you offer any advice?
  • West Bromwich Mortgage Company have just agreed I can take over the mortgage on my home. I have applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership at the Land Registry as well?
  • I am filling out a West Bromwich Mortgage Company transfer of equity application and have come to the part regarding defaults etc. I do some debts that I have been paying off since 2007, I understand that they have long since disappeared from my credit rating. Must I set these out?
  • When it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing involving a remortgage with West Bromwich Mortgage Company should I be paying value added tax on the following: (1) HMLR fee on the transfer of equity (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on the transfer (4) Bank TT fee

Questions that your conveyancer could ask about your West Bromwich Mortgage Company Transfer of Equity

Where you 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 name(s) and addresse(s) of anyone to be extracted from the property title?

Please confirm the person to be removed from the title deeds will not reside at the property after the transfer of equity has been formalised?

Please let us know of you wish us to prepare Declaration of Trust. If so are you willing to pay for the further fee (beyond the Transfer of Equity fee)?

Please give the details of anyone to be added to the title deeds?

Can you give the details of those who jointly own the property with you?

Important warnings to consider in conjunction with the above West Bromwich Mortgage Company 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 West Bromwich Mortgage Company conveyancing panel and accountant before transferring equity.

Transfer of Equity Conveyancing for Leasehold premises

Should the tenure of your property be leasehold, provisions in 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 your covenants under 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 conveyancing solicitor will check with West Bromwich Mortgage Company 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 West Bromwich Mortgage Company 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 transaction.
If you do not keep up the payments on your mortgage with West Bromwich Mortgage Company your property may be repossessed.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a West Bromwich Mortgage Company 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 West Bromwich Mortgage Company 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.

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Frequently asked questions relating to West Bromwich Mortgage Company transfer of equity