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Q and A’s regarding the Godiva Mortgages Conveyancing Panel

The lawyer my fiance and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he would charge more if my lender is due to their unusual legal requirements. Will I regret using Godiva Mortgages? Is Godiva Mortgages conveyancing so much more difficult?
Godiva Mortgages conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Godiva Mortgages will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
We are due to exchange on the purchase a house but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have agreed compensation from the seller of £3k approx by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my mortgage company Godiva Mortgages will not agree to this. Why was Godiva Mortgages even consulted?
Your lawyer being on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Godiva Mortgages of any changes to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyers to disclose the reduction to Godiva Mortgages then they would have to discontinue acting for you and Godiva Mortgages.
I require the services of a Godiva Mortgages panel solicitor in Inverness. Can you assist?
Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Godiva Mortgages panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to Godiva Mortgages to find out which solicitors in Godiva Mortgages are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site
I am considering mortgaging my home does my lawyer need to be on the Godiva Mortgages Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel, but Godiva Mortgages would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
How can we tell if a solicitor on the Godiva Mortgages panel is any good?
obtaining recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing
We expect to receive a DIP from Godiva Mortgages this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc).Do the Godiva Mortgages recommend a solicitor on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer
You will need to appoint solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and the Godiva Mortgages through the process.
The for formalities of my remortgage has taken place with a mortgage from Godiva Mortgages. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about Godiva Mortgages. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the Godiva Mortgages branches or the Customer Services Department at Godiva Mortgages head office. We understand that complaints to Godiva Mortgages are resolved effectively and efficiently. If you feel that the matter is not resolved you can write to the Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.