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How do I take a name off of a mortgage?

How do I take a name of a mortgage?

Question example: You want to take your estranged partner's name off of a mortgage. How would you go about this, and how much might the average solicitor charge?

The answer to this is that both parties on the mortgage account must approach the current lender to get consent for the name to be removed. Sometimes a fact-find will be carried out by the lender and the proposed remaining applicant will need to supply income documents and bank statements to prove they can afford to service the mortgage on their own, meet current lending criteria and affordability under the current regulation, if the property is where the person lives .

If this is successful and the mortgage lender agrees, the person can be removed from the mortgage account. Consent to transfer will be issued to the solicitor chosen by the applicant. The consent would contain legal requirements set by the lender as conditions that need to be satisfied by the chosen solicitor to enable the transaction to complete and the name to be removed.

Legal fees for this type of transaction are usually in the range of £250 to £350 range (plus VAT). If the lender requires any additional things to be carried out, the cost will be added to the quote as a disbursement.

We would be able to provide a fixed fee quotation if you are able to contact us so that we may take full details for your case.

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