After you have purchased a property, a time may come where you want to alter who is named on the title deeds. This may be adding someone on, taking someone off, or adjusting the percentage of the property that each person owns. This process of changing names is called a ‘Transfer of Equity’.
There are several steps involved in a Transfer of Equity. If there is a mortgage on your property, then you will first need to speak to your mortgage lender and get their consent for the Transfer. They will speak to you about your financial circumstances and then issue you with a Letter of Consent (if you are keeping your existing mortgage) or a Mortgage Offer (if you are taking out a new mortgage). Remember that the same people named on the property also need to be named on the mortgage, so take this into account when planning your transfer.
If you wish to add someone on to the deeds, then a single solicitor can take care of the whole process for you both from start to finish.
If someone is to be removed from the property however, then it is important to keep in mind that they will require their own, separate legal representation at a different firm of Solicitors.
Once you have got consent from your lender and have instructed a Solicitor, the process can begin:
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