Investing in Commercial
Property through your pension

Solicitors specialising in pension fund transactions

Solicitors specialising in pension fund transactions

Lawyers specialising in pension fund property

Investing in commercial property via your Self-Invested Personal Pension Scheme (SIPP) or Small Self-Administered Scheme (SASS) can be a good way to increase the tax efficiency of your pension and release equity from your business premises.

We are experts in dealing with acquisitions, investment management and disposals of pension fund property and have links with a number of local and national pension administrators which enables us to deal with these matters quickly and efficiently whilst guiding you through the legal complexities involved.

Commercial property trusted advisors

Our expertise includes

  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial property through a SIPP or SASS.

  • Dealing with all aspects of occupational lease work as required by your pension administrator.

  • Detailed knowledge of the appropriate pension regulations regarding property investment.

  • Ongoing work to deal with management of occupational leases including applications for landlord consent under leases.

  • Specialist advice on title restructuring on mixed use properties.

Undertaking complex transactions for housebuilders and landowners

Your local employment solicitor since 1882

Recent highlights

  • Disposal of pension fund property out of a SIPP including a complex title restructure and secured finance from multiple lenders.

  • Advising a SIPP on a multi-million pound development loan facility.

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

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.

Your real estate legal experts


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 real estate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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