Home & Property

Your personal legal advisor will help you through your conveyancing, quickly and painlessly

Goughs Solicitors have been providing legal services for over 140 years

For most of us, buying a new property is one of the largest and most important investments of our lives. So, it is essential that we help you to get it right. Our Residential Property team will provide you and your family with a personal, quality service that is backed by properly trained and qualified staff and up to date technology.

We aim to be available to our clients at all stages of the process because we understand the importance of communicating with everyone involved and acting quickly. As experienced Residential Property specialists we are able to minimise any problems which may occur, making sure that you are fully kept informed of situations as they arise so that you can make appropriate decisions and arrangements.

With our local knowledge of the County and surrounding areas, and equally good relationships with local agents we will help guide you through to a successful conclusion.


Transfer of Equity


Equity Release

Lease Extensions

The Goughs approach to home & property law

We have a strong emphasis on getting to know and understanding our clients needs.

Communication is key in ensuring property sales and purchases are as swift as possible whilst ensuring unexpected fees are minimised.

Our transparent pricing structure means our clients always know where they stand and what to expect.

Over 1500 conveyancing transactions successfully completed in the past year!

Our local property experts will be there at every step

Popular questions about moving home

As a guideline, a straightforward transaction can take between 6-8 weeks to complete from the point at which the legal work commences i.e. when contract packs are received if you are purchasing, once contract packs have been issued if you are selling, once your mortgage offer has been received if you are re-mortgaging.

If you are transferring equity in a property which is not mortgaged, this should take between 4-6 weeks, once the legal work has commenced.

However there are some instances where the timescale may be reduced, for example if there is no chain or if the matter is a cash transaction not requiring a mortgage.

There are also instances where this may be increased, usually where there is a long chain or the matter is more complex than the usual transaction. For example, if an unforeseen complicating factor such as those listed in the table above has to be dealt with. Whilst we will always keep you updated as to progress throughout.

You will need a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to carry out the legal work on purchasing or selling property. Quotes you get will vary, but be sure you are instructing a firm with the credentials to support you and your individual requirements.

At Goughs we quote on a bespoke basis, so additional costs don’t sneak in further down the line.

We will also offer you a dedicated lawyer so you have a point of contract throughout your transaction. Our knowledge of Wiltshire and the surrounding areas is second to none, ensuring your transaction is completed as quickly as possible.

Get in touch for your bespoke quote or to find out more, please click here.

In some circumstances, for example, borrowing more money from your existing lender on your current arrangement, you may not need a mortgaging solicitor.

You will although need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor when adding or removing someone from your mortgage.

As all situations are unique we do recommend giving us a call to discuss your options.

Equity release refers to a variety of methods of releasing some of the value tied up in your home, or property.

The money could be withdrawn in one large lump sum, one large sum followed by subsequent smaller amounts, or a series of smaller payments. There is plenty of flexibility designed to suit you and your unique circumstances.

Extending your lease, when conducted without the necessary knowledge and experience of the law, can quickly become a long and complicated process.

At Goughs Solicitors we have the expertise to discuss what is involved, the costs and how our experts can offer you the right advice to ensure the process of your lease extension runs smoothly.

Our clients rate us as excellent


She clearly explained the house selling process; the hitches that could happen. She was friendly and efficient.


Well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend

Robert Cook

I mainly deal with the Conveyancing Department and also found them to be extremely professional, diligent and a pleasure to deal with. Nothing is too much trouble.


I have used Goughs solicitors for conveyancing on more than one occasion. Extremely efficient and professional and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them


Catherine was very detailed in her approach to a number of issues that arose with the purchase of my property.  She delivered a great service and kept me well informed.

Ms M

Understanding, clear and honest advice.  Transparent with regard to costs.  Excellent.

Your conveyancing team combining 200 years of experience

Trainee Residential Conveyancer

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Residential Conveyancer

Senior Associate


Licensed Conveyancer

Trainee Solicitor

Partner & Notary Public

Associate Solicitor

Senior Associate

Partner and Head of Residential Property

Trainee Residential Conveyancer

Trainee Solicitor

Trainee Residential Conveyancer

Licensed Conveyancer

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Residential Conveyancer

Residential Conveyancer


Partner & Notary Public

Senior Associate Solicitor

Why work with Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

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Our Offices

The Strand, Calne
Wiltshire, SN11 0JU
01249 812086

Mill House, 1 New Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire
SN15 1EJ
01249 444499

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Wiltshire, SN13 9BH
01249 712193

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30 Market Place, Devizes
Wiltshire, SN10 1JG
01380 726913

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Wiltshire, SN12 6LN
01225 703036

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Wiltshire, BA14 8HX
01225 762683

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Greenways Business Park
Bellinger Close
SN15 1BN
01249 475880

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