Commercial Property Finance & Security

Specialist property finance solicitors

Specialist property finance solicitors

Advice on property finance and security

Securing finance is pivotal to any property deal and should be the first stage of the thought process. All too often, the lack of securing the financial aspects at the start kills a project.

Our team is well versed in all forms of property finance and act for a variety of lenders in a standalone capacity as well as part of the property acquisition or refinance process. We provide detailed due diligence advice to our instructing lenders and have particular expertise in dealing with complex property structures and title defects.

The tailored and pragmatic approach taken ensures that all parties are fully aware of lending requirements, the timescales and how to secure the funding required.

All members of the team have an established background in commercial property which we believe is vital to ensuring that the funding structure and security documentation is right.

We can assist with:

Private investor finance structures

Acting for Non institutional lenders

Re-financing property as part of a corporate restructure

Third party security and debt consolidation

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures

Property tax planning to include SDLT and VAT

Recent highlights

  • Acting for a non institutional lender in relation to re financing deals in excess of £3,000,000 to include all property due diligence, drafting full suite of finance documentation and bringing the matter to a successful conclusion in a matter of weeks

  • Multi-million pound re-financing of an off shore client commercial property portfolio

  • Advising on a short term roll over finance facility to assist with the borrower’s ongoing development to include personal guarantees, debenture and intercreditor deed.

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your commercial property team

Gemma Sumsion

Head of Real Estate & Corporate

Gemma is a Partner and Head of Real Estate & Corporate. She specialises in commercial property and corporate matters, acting for a wide range of clients.

Rebecca Bailey

Senior Associate Solicitor

Rebecca joined Goughs in 2014 having previously spent 15 years at two major law firms in London and Leeds and advises on all aspects of property and construction.

Hannah Jackson

Trainee Solicitor

Hannah joined Goughs in April 2022, having received her LLM from the University of Law in 2020. She specialises in all areas of residential and commercial property, and values building lasting relationships with her clients.

Specialist commercial property lawyers


We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.


Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.


We deal with a wide variety of corporate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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