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.
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.
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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.
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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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