We've separated & jointly own our home outright. Can either of us borrow in our sole names against the house, to pay the other a lump sum?

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Kate


My husband and I have separated and jointly own our home outright, no mortgage. Can either of us borrow in our sole names against the house, to pay the other a lump sum?

Kate,

What you are looking to do is called a "transfer of equity", whereby you would apply for a remortgage, to capital raise the lump sum to pay off your husband. At the same time the solicitors will arrange to remove his name from the title deeds, so that on completion, he would receive his lump sum and the property would become your solely yours.

This is a fairly starightforward transaction, subject to whichever of you is keeping the property meeting the lenders standard affordability requirements and passing their credit score.

If you'd like to discuss your options in more detail, then please contact one of our consultants on 0344 346 3672 and they'll be able to give you an idea of how we can help.

Regards,

Simon

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