Home & Property
A local property expert to help you sell your home, fast.
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.
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Over 1500 conveyancing transactions successfully completed in the past year!
Our local property experts will be there at every step.
The Goughs approach to home & property law
We have a strong emphasis on working towards an amicable agreement and whenever possible, we aim to minimise court involvement for you.
As a local and trusted law firm in Wiltshire you can be sure that you and your family are in good hands.
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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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.
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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I engaged the services of Goughs Solicitors in Trowbridge, in particular Ailie Peacock, to act on my behalf for the sale of my house. Ailie was always clear with her advice, acted in a timely manor and answered any questions I had almost immediately. She was very proactive in dealing with the other parties involved in a slightly convoluted chain.
Ailie also managed a very late request from our buyers with calm efficiency and the utmost professionalism. The end result was a smooth sale and completion, with remarkably little stress on our part. I would not hesitate from using them again.
Clear concise advice
Quick response to e-mails or phone calls. Will certainly use again in the near future. Clear concise advice patiently given!
Mr Ian Liddle
Excellent service as usual.
Superb once again.
Superb once again. Goughs provides outstanding service... professional in getting the job done and conducted with grace and care. Thank you Goughs!
The solicitor I dealt with at Goughs, Rhianna Cole, was an absolute star, I cannot fault her in any way at all. She made everything in the situation I was in so easy to understand, and she guided me through an extremely stressful time, with extreme professionalism, yet a very personal and sensitive touch. Can't big them up enough.
Made first-time buying a (relatively) simple process!
Sophie was very attentive and responsive and understood the need to act quickly in regard to our purchase process. She was diligent with the paperwork and was very easy to talk to and clear at explaining what was required in terms of action from our side and from the seller.
Bath Property Awards 2021
Legal & Financial Winner
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!
Goughs make a refreshing change
We have worked alongside the conveyancing team many times and have always found them efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. When you work with as many firms as we do, Goughs make a refreshing change
5 Star service all the way
I have been working in the property market for over 25 years and it's so refreshing to be able to find a company who has old fashion values and talks to you in the old fashion way where you're not just a number but a person and they truly do care about giving a professional service that is also personal. 5 Star service all the way, thank you so much for your excellent advice and knowledge will be delighted to recommend you to both family and friend.
Clearly explained the house selling process;
She clearly explained the house selling process; the hitches that could happen. She was friendly and efficient.
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