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Helping you to move home
Buying a new home is one of the most important investments of our lives. If you’re looking for an experienced property solicitor near you, someone who knows Wiltshire’s property market inside-out, someone that will take you through the process step-by-step and complete your purchase as quickly as possible… relax, you’re in the right place.
Choosing the right conveyancing solicitor
You should carefully consider which solicitors you choose to buy and sell property. By choosing Goughs Solicitors you can be sure of a smooth and successful transaction.
Don’t risk losing your new home!
Our local property experts will be there at every step.
How much does it cost to move home?
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As a guideline, a straightforward move 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 a trusted advisor 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.
‘Conveyancing’ is the legal term given to the transference of property from one person to another, whether you are purchasing or selling.
The conveyancing lawyers will therefore look after all the legal work involved. This is highly likely to include:
- Handling the contracts
- Giving you bespoke legal advice
- Carrying out council searches
- Dealing with the Land Registry
- Transferring the funds to pay for or sell your property.
This is a hugely important part of your property sales or purchase so ensure you make your decision carefully.
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
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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