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Transfer of equity or property share – what do I need to know?

Sometimes, having bought a property with someone else, you might decide that you want to change the legal ownership or status of that property to reflect what’s going on in your life.

This is known as a transfer of equity – when the legal ownership of the property changes but at least one of the original owners remains on the title – and there are several scenarios in which you might want to undertake this, including:

    • Getting married or re-married and wishing to add a new partner’s name to the deeds;
    • Relationship breakdown – where a couple, on separation or divorce, transfer the property from joint names to one party’s sole name or where one buys out the share of the other;
    • Changing the percentage share of a property as part of family arrangements or where the property is a gift;
    • When someone has died.

For more help and information about transferring a property share, please get in contact with any member of Wards Solicitors’ specialist Conveyancing Team.

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