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FAQs for the Godiva Mortgages Solicitor Panel

My IFA has has requested my solicitor’s panel reference for the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel. How do I find this out. I have tried my local Godiva Mortgages office but they don't know it.
You are best placed to get this information from your conveyancing lawyer. They should have a central record lender panel numbers including the Godiva Mortgages panel reference.
Our god-son is about to exchange on a house that has just been built with a mortgage from Godiva Mortgages. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested.

The Developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it.

The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I need to find a Godiva Mortgages panel solicitor in Belfast. Can you assist?
It is not clear 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. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
The solicitors that just started acting on my purchase in Newcastle has suddenly shut down. I chose them because I had to have a firm on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel and my preferred lawyer was not. I paid them £200 on account. What should be my next steps?
If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help
It is not clear whether my mortgage offer requires a lease extension . I have called into my local branch Godiva Mortgages on various occasions and told it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My solicitor - who is on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told not they would not lend in accordance with their CML Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?
As long as the conveyancer is on the Godiva Mortgages panel she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for Godiva Mortgages. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that Godiva Mortgages will go ahead your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask Godiva Mortgages to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the remaining number of years left on the lease.
Godiva Mortgages have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on house has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (make sure these solicitors are on the lenders panel). Call up Godiva Mortgages or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Godiva Mortgages will tell you what documents they want. Godiva Mortgages will instruct a valuer. The valuer will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes about week to get a mortgage offer. Godiva Mortgages will issue the offer to you and your lawyer. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing.
My offer on house has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have offered on somewhere, but not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. My conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage app going with Godiva Mortgages?
It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey/valuation, conveyancing search costs, etc). First you should check that your solicitor is on the Godiva Mortgages conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot mortgage some buyers would pally for the mortgage with Godiva Mortgages and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to press on with searches.