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Transfer of Mortgage: What it is and How it Works
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What Is a Transfer of Mortgage?
Transfer of mortgage is a transaction where either the borrower or lender assigns an existing mortgage (a loan to purchase a property—usually a residential one—using the property as collateral) from the current holder to another person or entity. Homeowners who are unable to keep current on their mortgage payments may seek a transfer so that they do not default and go into foreclosure.
- A transfer of mortgage is the reassignment of an existing mortgage, usually on a home, from the current holder to another person or entity.
- Not all mortgages can be transferred; if they are, the lender has the right to approve the person assuming the loan.
- Mortgage lenders often include a due on sale clause in their loans that prohibits a home seller transferring a mortgage to a buyer.
How a Transfer of Mortgage Works
A buyer may want to take on an older mortgage because such a transfer could let them take advantage of previous interest rates that may have been lower than the current market rates. A transfer of the mortgage, if completed successfully without challenge or stipulations, would not change the terms or length of the loan, leaving just the remaining outstanding balance to be paid off. Through a transfer of the mortgage, a buyer might also avoid having to pay closing costs that are associated with buying a home with a new mortgage.
Not all mortgages are eligible for transfer . If it is, the mortgage is said to be "assumable." In order to transfer a mortgage, the mortgage lender will need to verify that the person or entity that will assume the loan has adequate income and credit history to be able to make payments in a timely manner.
If a borrower is not allowed to transfer a mortgage, due to the loan's underwriting, they may need to explore other options to avoid foreclosure . For example, they could work with their lender to see if it is possible to add another borrower/owner to the mortgage, which would enable him/her to make payments toward the unpaid loan balance. Or they could sell the home and have a potential buyer, colleague, family member, or another entity agree to make up any difference between the home's sale price and the unpaid loan balance.
Special Considerations for Transfer of Mortgage
Lenders who want to deter a transfer of mortgage might include a clause in the mortgage that requires the remaining balance of the loan to be due on the sale of the property. This due on sale clause ensures that when homeowners sell their houses, they cannot transfer the mortgage to the buyer (which could play a key part in a homebuyer's making an offer, especially if the mortgage interest was lower than the current market rates). These clauses in effect require the seller to repay the full outstanding balance on the loan, perhaps with the sale proceeds, and likewise compel the buyer to take out a new mortgage to make the purchase.
Under the 1982 Garn-St. Germain Act , lenders cannot enforce the due-on-sale clause in certain situations even though ownership has changed.
It is possible to avoid triggering such a “due on sale” clause by transferring the mortgage to an immediate family member, or to a spouse from whom one is legally separated or divorced. Further, the transfer may be a result of an inheritance following the death of the borrower, and the family member is moving into the home. In such an instance, the lender might not have grounds to prevent the transfer of the mortgage. If the property is transferred to a living trust and the borrower is the trust’s beneficiary , the mortgage can also be transferred as well, usually.
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In most circumstances, a mortgage can’t be transferred from one borrower to another. That’s because most lenders and loan types don’t allow another borrower to take over payment of an existing mortgage.
In some cases, though, a mortgage transfer is necessary and allowed, such as in the event of a death, divorce or separation, or when a living trust is involved.
What is a mortgage transfer?
A transfer of a mortgage is when a borrower reassigns an existing home loan to another person or entity.
“In essence, this transfers all responsibilities associated with the mortgage and lien on the property to somebody new,” says Rene Segura, head of consumer lending for FBX, the banking division of Informa Financial Intelligence, based in Dallas.
This transfer, or assignment, is usually only allowed when the mortgage is assumable , says Rajeh Saadeh, a Somerville, New Jersey-based real estate attorney. When transferring an assumable mortgage, the new borrower agrees to make all future payments at the original interest rate. The transfer typically severs any legal obligations the original borrower has to the loan.
Is my mortgage transferable?
To find out if your mortgage is transferable, assumable or assignable, contact your lender and ask.
“Most lenders would prefer not to do a loan transfer, as it doesn’t benefit them in any way unless the buyer is at risk of being in default,” says Dustin Singer, a real estate agent and an investor in Pittsburgh.
Make no mistake: Most mortgages are not transferable from one borrower to another. That’s true of conventional loans, which are not government-insured (meaning they’re not an FHA, VA or USDA loan), as well as conforming loans that meet funding criteria for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
“These types of loans tend to use a due-on-sale clause, which requires a loan to be repaid in full or conveyance of the full interest in a property to allow the mortgage transfer,” says Segura. “In other words, the loan must be fully repaid, and a new mortgage would need to be executed to achieve a transfer.”
Loans that are usually assumable, meaning you can transfer them in some cases, include:
Keep in mind there are exceptions to this rule, so not all loans will be transferable.
“ FHA loans are typically assumable but depend on the current state of the loan and the creditworthiness of the new borrower at the time of attempted transfer,” says Segura, adding that to complete the transfer, the new borrower would have to go through the application process and may need to have a property appraisal done, as well.
For VA loans , this same process applies, but only if the loan closed before March 1, 1988. VA loans closed after that date may require approval by the lender or loan servicer.
USDA loans may also be transferable pending lender approval.
Exceptions to the rule
Even if your mortgage has a due-on-sale clause and isn’t assumable, there are certain circumstances under which your lender may approve a transfer. These include:
- Death of a spouse, joint tenant or relative
- Transfers between family members, including the borrower’s spouse or children
- Divorce or separation agreements in which an ex-spouse continues to live in the home
- Living trust arrangements in which the borrower is a beneficiary
For these mortgage transfers to work, the new borrower needs to be added to the property’s deed, the deceased owner needs to be removed from the deed or a spouse relinquishing ownership must sign a quitclaim deed.
When a mortgage transfer makes sense
Common situations for transferring a mortgage involve transferring to an immediate family member who has an ownership stake in the home, a family member who is better suited financially to take on the loan or to a relative or survivor after the death of the original borrower.
“All of these scenarios are still on a case-by-case basis in which the lender will need to approve the transfer,” says Segura.
“Many people try to assume mortgages so they can take advantage of lower interest rates than what they would qualify for today,” says Than Merrill, founder of FortuneBuilders in San Diego.
How to transfer a mortgage
If your mortgage qualifies for a transfer, here’s how the process might look:
- Contact your lender. Before doing anything else, reach out to your lender to check that your mortgage is transferable.
- Consider legal representation. Transferring a mortgage can be complicated. If you’re nervous about doing it alone, you can hire an attorney to help you navigate the process.
- Begin the transfer process. After confirming your eligibility, you can work with your lender to start the transfer. Depending on your loan and lender, this can include completing paperwork and verifying that you’re current on your payments. The lender will also assess the new borrower’s credit profile.
- Complete the transfer. Mortgage transfers aren’t instant. Until yours is approved, don’t forget to keep making loan payments and comply with any follow-up instructions sent by your lender.
What are transfer taxes?
Some state and local governments impose a one-time real estate transfer tax that must be paid any time a property is transferred from one person to another. In many cases, the seller must cover transfer taxes, but this varies by jurisdiction. The amount of the tax also depends on where you live, but it’s usually either a flat rate or a percentage of your home’s sale price.
Alternatives to a mortgage transfer
Instead of transferring a mortgage, consider these alternatives:
- Buying the home from the original borrower : The person who wishes to assume the loan applies for a new mortgage and buys the home from the previous borrower. However, this means dealing with new loan terms and interest rates .
- Adding a second borrower : This option involves adding the new borrower to the loan. However, it won’t remove the original borrower, so they’ll remain liable for the debt.
- Refinancing and adding a borrower : Refinancing your mortgage and adding a second borrower lets you adjust the loan’s terms and rate. It may be easier to add another borrower by refinancing. However, this also has the drawback of not freeing the original borrower from their liability for the loan.
- Unofficial transfers : With this option, you can have the new borrower send payments to the original borrower, who then pays the loan. However, this is a bad idea because the initial borrower is liable for the debt and has little recourse if the new borrower stops paying. It may also break the terms of the mortgage, especially if the original borrower moves out.
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Transferring a mortgage can simplify things: The new borrower wouldn’t have to apply for a new loan, pay for closing costs or possibly risk paying higher interest rates. However, many kinds of mortgages aren’t transferable, and if yours is, you’ll have to prepare for a lot of paperwork to make it official.
“The mortgage transfer will require a lot of documentation, with several new guidelines and criteria on the loan,” says Segura. “Read all documents thoroughly for any potential changes on the mortgage rights.”
Also, keep in mind that a mortgage transfer doesn’t change the debt obligation on the loan; the new borrower still needs to pay off the same outstanding balance.
If in doubt, consider discussing this option with a real estate attorney and skilled financial professional before proceeding.
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How Does a Mortgage Transfer Work?
A mortgage can be transferred from one lender to another, from one servicing company to another and from one borrower to another. It is even possible for a borrower to transfer an existing mortgage from one property to another. Any of these transfers can take place without affecting the basic terms of the mortgage, such as the balance, interest rate, term and payment. Let’s break down how a mortgage transfer works.
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Mortgage Servicing Transfer
This is one of the most common types of mortgage transfer. A mortgage servicing transfer happens when the company that owns the mortgage decides to start using a new servicing company . The servicing company handles the work of sending out the monthly account statement. accepting the monthly payments, managing the escrow account and paying the property taxes and hazard insurance from the escrowed funds. Companies that own mortgages often transfer the servicing work to another company that offers to do it for less money.
When a mortgage is transferred, it doesn’t affect the terms of the loan. The main difference the borrower will notice is that the payments are sent to a different address. In addition, since some servicing companies have different escrow procedures and requirements, the amount that is held in escrow may change. This could result in a small change in the monthly payment amount. A mortgage can be transferred to a new servicing company any number of times during the life of the loan.
After a mortgage lender closes on a mortgage, it is common for the lender to sell the mortgage . The giant national mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy many mortgages from lenders. When the lender sells the mortgage, it allows the lender to make new loans. This increases the liquidity of the mortgage market and makes it possible for more people to get loans to buy homes.
The new owner of the mortgage gains the right to collect the interest on the loan and may keep the loan to maturity or until it is paid off through a sale or refinancing. It also often happens that the new owner packages the loan with similar mortgages and sells the resulting mortgage-backed security to investors.
When a loan is sold, whether to a national mortgage company or to investors as a mortgage-backed security, it won’t change anything from the borrower’s perspective. The loan amount, interest rate, term and monthly payment will still be the same as on the original mortgage documents.
When a mortgage is transferred from the original borrower to another borrower, it’s called a mortgage assumption . As with other transfers, the loan itself doesn’t change. The original terms including loan amount, interest rate, term and monthly payment stay the same. What changes is a new borrower takes over the responsibility of making the payments.
Assuming an existing mortgage can less costly than taking out a new loan. Fees charges by the Federal Housing Administration, for instance, are lower on assumptions than new loans. Also, an assumption generally doesn’t require an appraisal, although the usual title search fees will have to be paid at closing.
Borrowers who are financially distressed and having trouble making mortgage payments may look for a new borrower to assume the loan as alternative to foreclosure. However, not all loans are assumable, so often a distressed property must be sold and a new mortgage taken out.
Porting a mortgage – transferring an existing loan to a different property – is relatively common in Canada and the United Kingdom but rare in the United States. In any jurisdiction, porting can only happen if the lender allows it and, especially in America, few lenders will approve porting. However, if permitted, it can let a homeowner move into a new home without having to go through the process of getting a new mortgage.
In order to port a mortgage, the borrower will have to sell the old home at the same time he or she is purchasing a new one. The terms of the loan will stay the same, so the amount of the mortgage must be enough to pay for the new home. Porting can save on fees and, especially when interest rates are going up, be a good long-term move by locking in a more attractive rate.
Most mortgages call for a 30-year commitment and carefully spell out the parties’ responsibilities in no uncertain terms. However, mortgages are more flexible than it may appear and they can be transferred in several ways. Mortgage servicing transfers involve sending payments to a new company, while mortgage sales happen without any change or, usually, awareness from the borrower’s perspective. In addition to these two common transactions, less typical transfers can occur when a mortgage is assumed by a new borrower or an existing loan is switched to a new property.
Tips for Homebuyers
- Before taking out a mortgage, consider discussing your options with a financial advisor . Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now .
- The amount of the monthly mortgage payment is a vital piece of information when calculating whether or not you can afford to buy a home. Use SmartAsset’s mortgage calculator to see how much you’ll paying for a particular loan.
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If you have an outstanding home loan, it is possible to transfer this to another person. There are multiple options both parties can consider, but the process is not without some risk. It’s worthwhile doing your research beforehand to assess the opportunities and the risks involved with transferring a home loan to someone else.
Transferring a home loan to another person
Lenders understand that circumstances change for homeowners. There are several reasons why you may potentially agree to transfer your home loan to another person.
- Changes in financial situation
If you purchased a home jointly with a family member or friend, later on your financial situation may allow you to buy out the joint owner, which also requires a change in the ownership.
If someone on the home loan has died, this is considered a special circumstance that lenders are likely to assist you with, in terms of adjusting the ownership of a home loan. However, for all other circumstances, the lender will still typically need to perform a credit check on a new home loan borrower, and require a new loan application be submitted.
There are what are called ‘credit critical’ and ‘non-credit critical’ issues they must be across. In this instance, changes to land and title must require bank approval, and likely credit approval. This is most common with divorce or bringing a new spouse on to a loan.
Arguably the most common pathway that property is transferred is to/from family, including between married or de facto partners, between a child or children of either partner or between a trustee for the child, or children of either partner. If you own a property outright, transferring the property’s title to another person can be a more straightforward process. However, if you’re transferring a home loan to another person, this is not possible without the lender’s consent.
Put simply, to add someone new to a home loan, they will typically need to buy you out of the home loan themselves. This is because any bank or lender in Australia must ensure the person you are transferring the home loan to can responsibly service the repayments.
The pathways to transferring a home loan
- Favourable purchase agreement
One option to consider is to sell your property at or below market value to the person you wish to transfer the home loan to, also known as a favourable purchase agreement. This allows you to walk away from the ownership of the property, and ensures the person you want to own the property is sold the home, without having to fuss with real estate agents or auctions. This is typically done by parents for their children, as you will likely not make as much money as you otherwise would selling the home at peak price to a new buyer.
The new homeowner will still need to apply for a home loan and meet any eligibility criteria involved. You could even sell the property for the same value of the mortgage balance as well, but the new homeowner will still need to pay any upfront fees involved, such as stamp duty.
Note - if the purchase agreement is not at arm's length , there will likely be extra scrutiny placed on transaction by the lender and the ATO. You will likely need to put specific stipulations in the agreement to outline this, and address this purchase with the lender, as the lender will need to approve it.
- Title transfer
If you’re hoping to simply add someone to the property title, it may be worth looking into a title transfer. You will need to obtain a transfer form from your state or territory website, obtain the original certificate of title (likely held by your lender, so check with them first), and provide relevant mortgage documents, if needed. Keep in mind that stamp duty and other ongoing costs will likely be charged.
For example, in New South Wales, if you want to add a spouse, family member or friend to the title of a property you own, you should complete and submit a Transfer Form 01T to Land & Property Information (LPI). By doing so, you can record that person’s legal interest in the property onto the title to the land.
Your home loan lender will likely need to approve this person coming onto the property title as well, and may request you refinance your home loan and reapply with a joint mortgage application.
If your plan is to separate your attachment to the mortgage completely, the second person will typically need to buy you out of the home loan and pay off the mortgage themselves. Again, this will involve a home loan lender approving the second person to come on to the home loan to begin with, and then test their ability to service the home loan without you or your income supporting the repayments.
Property ownership transfer charges
Lenders may allow home loan transfer to another person, however, this new person must be aware of the potential fees charges they may need to pay upfront, including:
- Stamp duty , calculated on the land valuation.
- Capital gains tax (CGT) may apply if the transfer is for an investment property.
- Transfer of property ownership modifies the mortgage conditions and may entail break fees , especially if you have a fixed interest rate.
- Conveyancing fees - You may also have to incur valuation and legal fees if the services of a conveyancer are required.
Whatever path you decide to take, it may be worth speaking to a conveyancer. These professionals may be able to guide you through the most appropriate course of action for your specific situation, including assisting with any paperwork and legalities involved.
This article was reviewed by Personal Finance Editor Mark Bristow before it was published as part of RateCity's Fact Check process.
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How can I transfer my home loan?
A borrower can shift the home loan to any other lender, who is willing to offer better interest rates. At times, a home loan applicant may also want to increase the loan’s tenure, due to various reasons. A customer may also want to transfer the loan , if they wants a top-up loan on the existing loan and the present lender is not willing to offer the same.
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What is the process for transferring a home loan?
To transfer a home loan , the existing lender needs to be paid first, before it releases the original documents of the property. However, the new lender will not issue a cheque, unless it receives the original property documents. So, how does one resolve this catch-22 situation? A borrower can request his/her existing lender, to issue a letter to the prospective lender. This letter should mention the list of documents related to the property lying with the present lender, the outstanding loan amount, and an undertaking that the bank will hand over the property documents to the prospective lender, on payment of the outstanding amount.
The new lender will also carry out due diligence on the property and the customer, to assess the title of the property and the repayment capabilities and track record of the borrower.
The new lender may not be willing to transfer the loan, unless you have a good repayment history and your credit report is also good.
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What are the charges involved for transferring a home loan?
For shifting your home loan from one lender to another, you may have to pay charges to both lenders.
The existing bank may levy prepayment charges on the loan. Banks and housing finance companies are not allowed to levy any prepayment charges on floating rate home loans. Even in case of fixed rate home loans, housing finance companies cannot levy this penalty, if the borrower prepays the loan out of one’s own funds, other than by borrowing from any financial institution.
The borrower may also have to pay the processing charges to the new lender. This may vary from 0.2% to 0.75%, from one lender to another and also depends on the applicant’s profile. At times, banks may waive the transfer fee or charge a nominal amount.
Applicants should remember that the processing fee payable to the bank is negotiable and consequently, they should bargain to minimise the amount or for a waiver of the transfer processing fee.
Although the new lender may not charge you anything for processing of your balance transfer application, you may still have to pay the stamp duty and registration charges for the mortgage. One may also have to pay the valuation charges, in case the bank decides to go for a fresh valuation of the property, either for top-up loans or where the property is not approved by the lender.
(The author is a tax and investment expert, with 35 years’ experience)
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Will my bank charge penalty if I prepay home loan?
The RBI has prohibited banks from charging any penalty from customer on home loan prepayment if the loan has been taken on floating rates.
Do I have to pay a processing free if I transfer my home loan?
The customer has to pay 0.2% to 0.75% of the loan amount as processing charge to the new lender.
Do I have to pay stamp duty on home loan transfer?
The borrower has to pay stamp duty and registration charge on home loan transfer.
Does it make sense to transfer home loan?
Transferring you loan to another lender makes sense if the bank is offering cheaper interest rates.
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All you need to know about a home loan balance transfer
Imagine that you have recently settled into your own house and have begun making monthly payments towards your loan. While the terms and conditions of your loan seemed feasible earlier, you realize that you aren’t happy with your home loan’s features any longer. You have identified another home loan with a better interest rate and more benefits. In such a case, there is a solution for you in the form of a home loan balance transfer .
How does a home loan balance transfer work?
There are some specific steps that you must take to start with the home loan balance transfer:
1. You will first need to submit a letter to your existing lender requesting a balance transfer.
2. They will issue a letter of consent, a no-objection certificate (NOC) , a foreclosure letter, a list of property documents (LOD), and a loan statement that shows your EMI payment history.
3. After that, you have to apply to the new lender and submit all the needed documents when applying for a new loan.
- Submit the application form, along with your photograph.
- Submit identity proof, date of birth proof, address proof, and signature proof.
- Next, submit documents that prove the ownership of the property for which you are taking the loan.
- You will also have to submit a NOC from your builder/ society, along with the documents procured from the first lender.
- Next, your new lender will ask you for proof of income. You will have to show them your salary slips for the last three months and your IT returns/ Form 16 for the previous two years.
- Furthermore, business continuity proofs like an appointment letter will be required.
- Finally, bank statements for the last three months will also have to be submitted.
4. The new lending institution will verify all documents, look at your financial history, and evaluate your eligibility to transfer the home loan balance .
5. The new lender will hand over a cheque of the principal balance amount to the old lender if the loan is granted. The latter will then transfer all your loan papers to the new firm.
6. Finally, post-dated cheques that lie with the old financial institution will be cancelled.
7. The transfer process is then complete.
Charges associated with a home loan balance transfer
Apart from the procedure, familiarise yourself with the charges that you have to pay when opting for a home loan balance transfer.
It is essential to check with your bank about their policy regarding a home loan transfer before proceeding. If a large penalty payment is at stake, staying with your original lender might be wiser. Your new lender would charge a processing fee, around 0.5-1.0% of the loan amount.
Each financial institution has its own set of regulations to transfer home loan balance to be considered. It is necessary to enquire about these rules to determine whether the benefits of moving your home loan outweigh the drawbacks.
Additionally, any financial institution will want to evaluate your credit score , obtain legal verification of your property documents, and complete other procedures. Once these items have been reviewed, your balance transfer application will be approved.
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Most Indians prefer taking a home loan to buy their dream home . It is one of the most common types of loans in India. There are many top home loan companies in India. One can easily find an NBFC offering a home loan. However, if a person no longer wishes to pay their home loan they can transfer their home loan to another individual. They can do so by selling the home to the new buyer and using that money to pay off their loan and transferring the ownership into the name of the new buyer. This is referred to as an internal balance transfer and the lender remains the same in this case. Here is a list of things that you need to keep in mind in case of a home loan transfer from one person to another:
● The previous owner needs to give the new owner the foreclosure letter of the loan of the property . ● The new owner needs to fill out the home loan application form and pay the home loan transfer charges as well. ● The new owner needs to get a No Objection certificate from the authorities. ● The new owner needs to complete all the KYC formalities with the lender. ● The cost of the property will be determined by a team of experts after examining the property.
The best part about having the same lender in case of a home loan transfer is that the documentation will take significantly less time to complete. Since the lender already has already verified your documentation in the past. The new owner might be interested in the transfer if the lender offers lower interest rates. Otherwise, it would be better to apply for a new home loan from a different lender at a reasonable interest rate.
If you are planning to get a home loan from NBFC then we would suggest that you check out Capri Loans. They are the best NBFC offering home loans in India . They make sure that the home loan transfer process takes little time for the convenience of the customer. Capri Loans make sure that your dream of owning a home comes true. They understand the dreams and aspirations of the common man and that is why they provide a helping hand to those who need financial assistance. Capri Loans offer loans for the purchase, construction as well as renovation of homes . Here are the 5 simple steps for home loan approval :
● Fill out the application form. ● Submit documents. ● Disbursal for the loan agreement. ● Verification for sanction letter. ● Credit home loan in a bank account.
Guide to transferring your mortgage to another property
With rising interest rates, if you’ve got a good deal on your mortgage, you might want to find out more about mortgage transfer. This is sometimes called ‘mortgage porting’, allowing you to transfer your mortgage to another property.
It sounds straightforward but, as with all things about house buying and selling , it can be more complex than you think. Here we take you through everything you need to know about mortgage transfer and help you weigh up the pros and cons so that you can decide if it’s best for you.
Can I transfer my mortgage to another property?
The short answer to this question is ‘yes’ – it is generally possible. Most mortgage lenders allow you to undertake a mortgage transfer, or port your mortgage from one property to another. Technically you aren’t moving the actual mortgage, but you are able to transfer the existing terms, e.g. length remaining, interest rates, etc.
However, you do need to double check if a mortgage can be transferred to another property rather than assuming so. There are some which can’t be. In this instance you’ll need to apply for a new mortgage. Unfortunately, at the moment this means that you are unlikely to get such a good deal as interest rates are forecast to rise further.
Additionally, if you are currently on a fixed term mortgage you will need to check with your provider whether you can transfer your mortgage to another house, as there may be fees to be paid to exit the mortgage in the middle of a fixed term.
How to transfer your mortgage to another house
Once you have established if you can do a mortgage transfer, it is then about how to transfer a mortgage to a new property. In a nutshell, you effectively repay the mortgage on your existing property so that you can complete the sale. You then renew it on the new property with the same terms and conditions, transferring the mortgage from one property to another.
As such, you still need to ask the mortgage provider if they will lend to you again, including on the same terms and conditions. Even though they are likely to say yes, you still have to reapply in order to satisfy the lender’s eligibility criteria. This means that once again, the lender will scrutinise your income and outgoings to determine affordability, as well as complete a valuation of the new property. They’ll do new credit checks too.
How to transfer a mortgage to a new property in simple steps
1. check your mortgage is portable.
Check the T&Cs of your existing mortgage. It should say if your mortgage can be transferred. If in doubt, contact the lender directly.
2. Consider if it’s beneficial to do a mortgage transfer
At the moment, with interest rates rising, it may seem a no-brainer to try and transfer your existing mortgage deal. However, this is far from guaranteed. Instead, you need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of doing so, including considering other mortgage deals that are available. There may be more competitive rates or it may make sense to port to prevent hefty repayment charges if you currently have a fixed deal.
3. Get professional help and support
It’s not necessarily easy to work out what is best and your lender cannot give you unbiased information. As such, a professional mortgage broker can help you consider your different options. They can help you work out if porting is sensible or whether exiting the mortgage and taking a new deal, potentially with another lender, is best.
4. Work out new repayment figures
When you move to a new property, with the addition of fees and perhaps extended borrowing, it is likely that your monthly payments will change. Do some calculations at this stage to work out what these will be.
5. Complete all the necessary paperwork
Unfortunately, undertaking a mortgage transfer will involve lots of forms and steps! Your lender will require up to date information on things such as earnings and outgoings, as well as renewed authorisation to undertake credit checks. We recommend checking your credit reports before applying so that any potential issues can be fixed beforehand.
Can I transfer my mortgage to another property if the property is more expensive?
There are no rules to say that you have to borrow the same amount when you do a mortgage transfer. You can move to a more expensive property, investing additional capital or equity, or taking on additional borrowing.
It may be trickier to borrow more on the ported mortgage. This will depend on a number of factors including how close you are to the maximum amount the lender is willing to lend you. The lender could potentially insist that the extended borrowing uses a separate product which may be more costly and involve arrangement fees.
Can a mortgage offer be transferred to another property that is cheaper than the existing one?
Yes, a mortgage offer can usually be transferred to another property that is cheaper than the original property. This is usually a simpler process, but it will still require a new valuation and application process.
The pros and cons of mortgage transfer
Whether a mortgage transfer is a good idea will always depend on individual circumstances. However, there are some pros and cons.
Porting a mortgage can help you avoid an early repayment charge if you currently have a fixed mortgage. These fees can be incredibly high, so this is often a key benefit. Furthermore, transferring your mortgage may be a good idea if you’re currently on a competitive rate. This could be particularly true at the moment with rising interest rates. What’s more, you may not be stung with new mortgage arrangement fees. Staying with your existing lender also allows you to benefit from a good existing track record.
However, do check that you won’t miss out on more competitive rates and the cost-effectiveness of different options. Even with fees, it may still work out better to change deals or providers. If you need to borrow more money, weigh up how much more this will cost if your lender insists on a particular deal.
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