- BejacoParticipant@propertybejaco-com-auJoin Date: 2017Post Count: 2
I bought a house a few years ago with a good friend. It is a good site as it has future development potential and has significantly increased in value.
My friend now wants to buy another property but can’t service the loan because of the joint debt we have on the jointly owned property.
As we both still want to develop the site in the future is there any way I can take over the full loan while he retains ownership in the property? I’d be happy to take over the entire loan and leave him on title. Is this possible? If so would it improve his serviceability?
But you are conflating a ‘loan’ with a ‘mortgage’ when they are two separate things. A mortgage is a charge over a property to act as security for a loan. Since there are 2 owners there must be 2 mortgagors because banks will not let their loans be secured by part of a property.
So to get the loan into 1 name, and secured by the property, the bank will require the other person to be on the mortgage and to guarantee the loan. Because if you don’t pay they will have to pay this does not really change serviceability at all.BejacoParticipant@propertybejaco-com-auJoin Date: 2017Post Count: 2
Thanks! Would transferring the property into a company or trust that we both control make any difference or would his serviceability still be impacted?
Or, could the property be transferred into a trust controlled by myself and someone who acts on his behalf? We want to do this so we can continue to hold the property then develop the site in a few years.
Yes it could make a huge difference. I started a thread on here about 6 months ago about this exact thing.
Keep in mind any transfer would be a CGT event and a dutiable transaction.
Here is the link to that thread I mentionedEthan TimorParticipant@ethantimorJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 282
A simpler solution might be your friend applying for a loan with a lender that will take into account only 50% of the loan on the existing. The lender will also accept only 50% of the rent but overall, this could work 👍😎Corey BattParticipant@cjaysaJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1,010
Indeed – the best thing would be to confirm that there is definitely no option for finance with the current structure as there are options in the market which can only be applied through brokers (and not all brokers have access to these products).