Commercial Property Finance
& Security

Specialist property finance solicitors

Commercial Property 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.

Our expertise

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

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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.

Philip Fowler

Very professional service

Very professional service - at a difficult time due to Covid 19.


Jane Weller


Helpful, prompt and efficient


Ms Michelle Fielding

I would definitely recommend Goughs

I definitely would recommend Goughs they were very efficient, very helpful and always informed us of what was happening in the chain.


Ms Kathleen Lucas

Thank you very much for doing a great job

Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.


Very helpful

Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.


Mr Wood

Very thorough

Very thorough, and we also got forces discount.



Andy Turner | Managing Director | Princeton Homes

Rebecca is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Construction Law.


Tom O'Connor | Managing Director | Redcliffe Homes

Andrew is an experienced, diligent and pragmatic development lawyer.  Highly recommended.



Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.


Paul Ealey

Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach.  An excellent commercial lawyer.


Bath Property Awards 2021

Goughs prides itself on its first-class service, with growing property marketing reach and increasing areas of expertise. Enquiries also escalated by 20%, a commanding showing this year!


Amelia Hanratty

Needed for Goughs to act quickly with an issue I had . They exceeded my expectations ! Isabel Figueiredo was professional , and swiftly dealt with the matter. Would strongly recommend these Solicitors.


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.

Rowena Birch

Associate , Real Estate & Head of Property Investment

Rowena has been a commercial property solicitor since qualifying in 2006. She was drawn to commercial property and the opportunity it provides to combine legal skills and expertise with helping businesses achieve their needs and strategic aims.

Why should you instruct
Goughs Solicitors?


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 commercial property matters so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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