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Questions and answers: Yorkshire Building Society transfer of equity

  • Am I best advised cancel my mortgage payments with Yorkshire Building Society as soon as a date for my remortgage and transfer of equity has been agreed?
  • Will I have to pay any fees for a Transfer of Equity where the current home loan is with Yorkshire Building Society?
  • My mother passed away seven months ago leaving a unencumbered bungalow to me and my half brother equally. He has always lived in the property, there was a clause in the will specifying that the premisescould not be sold for three years after her passing so he could remain there for a while. He now wishes to remain in the property beyond the specified period. We have considered a transfer of equity. Am I right in saying we'd get a valuation then he'd get a home loan in the usual way to acquire my share?
  • Yorkshire Building Society yesterday agreed I can take over the home loan on the house. I have applied for a transfer of equity but is this a transfer of ownership of the title deeds on top?
  • I am disposing of my share of a flat in Woodside to my co-owners husband, they are sticking with Yorkshire Building Society as the the existing lender. We are debating as to who must pay the charges for the transfer of equity. Should this be shared or is one of us obliged to cover the charges for?
  • Been reviewing consumer forums that solicitors are more expensive than conveyancers when it comes to transfer of equity conveyancing. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I need to be transferring equity and at the same time remortgaging with Yorkshire Building Society
  • I am filling out a Yorkshire Building Society transfer of equity form and have come to the questions regarding defaults etc. I do some debts that I have been clearing for a number of years, in fact they no longer remain my credit score. Do I need to declare these?

Questions that your lawyer may ask regarding your Yorkshire Building Society 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 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)?

Has consent been obtained from Yorkshire Building Society to the proposed transfer of equity?

Please provide the details of those who jointly own the premises with you?

Please provide a copy of your National Insurance Number?

Caveats to be read in conjunction with the above Yorkshire Building Society 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 Yorkshire Building Society 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 require that you have a license to do so from the freeholder. If such terms are not adhered to you may be in breach 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 conveyancer will check with Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 conveyancing.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society.

Preparing the Transfer of Equity with a Yorkshire Building Society 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 Yorkshire 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.

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 Yorkshire Building Society transfer of equity