Acquisition & Disposal of
Commercial Property

Expert advice on Commercial Property transactions

Commercial property experts

Buying and selling your commercial property

Our team of lawyers have vast experience in dealing with and advising on all areas of acquisitions and disposals of commercial property. Whether you are looking at your first acquisition or disposal, building up a property portfolio or looking to find your go to lawyer, we provide the full legal service.

Commercial property is never straightforward and covers an array of different uses and structures encompassing anything from retail spaces, shopping centres, hotels, pubs, offices, business parks, factories, industrial estates and everything in between.

Understanding the financing needs to a transaction is key to ensure that all elements come together and the transaction proceeds swiftly. We have strong relationships with, and grounded experience, acting for an array of institutional lenders and bridging finance companies.

Our team acts for property investors, pension funds, owner occupiers, institutional and private lenders and SMEs of all industry sectors.

Our expertise

We can assist with:

  • Title due diligence – particular focus on restrictive covenants, easements and restrictions

  • Title restructuring – carving out and creating leasehold structures

  • Mixed use properties

  • Conventional and unconventional lending terms

  • Portfolio acquisition and management

  • Complex title ownership structures

  • Property tax planning to include SDLT, VAT and Capital Allowance

We recognise and appreciate the importance of ensuring the deal is right for you and our approach and service is tailored to your desired needs and outcomes and delivered in a proactive and commercial minded manner.

Don't risk your business: Put your trust in the experts

Your commercial property solicitors since 1882

Recent highlights

  • Multi-million-pound freehold acquisition of a commercial industrial estate (partially let) in the West Midlands coupled with a re-finance with Santander plc

  • Distribution of Partnership property assets in excess of £4,000,000.00 as part of a structured succession plan

  • Acquisition of five pubs in the South West in excess of £2,000,000, overcoming various restrictive covenant and title issues and bringing the deal to completion in under four months.

Digmore Sid

Excellent service

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.


Margaret Wilson

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

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!


Ashley Stone

Rhianna Cole

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.



Matt Saunders

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.



Georgina Catlin

I would like to Georgina for your help, advice and professionalism over the last year or so. From a personal viewpoint, your clear and level headed approach certainly helped keep my feet firmly planted on the ground, it's greatly appreciated. I feel that your recommendation regarding Counsel was also spot on and certainly helped secure an outcome that was beneficial and fair to all.


Eleanor Wood

I think it’s now been close to 3 years Ellie has been working on my behalf in what I imagine even she would say has been an incredibly challenging divorce. Ellie has managed to secure me a fair split of the marital home and most importantly get my ex to take responsibility for a loan that she was refusing to pay her part of, this was a huge victory as far as I am concerned.  Ellie has been professional and calm throughout despite the many frustrations and me finding things incredibly stressful she has always been there the voice of reason. She is absolutely a credit to your company and I will recommend her highly.


Joanne B

A huge thank you to the team at the Trowbridge branch today. You went above any beyond to help me get documents certified urgently, even though I'm not a client of yours. Friendly, helpful and professional.

Nicolas Bracegirdle

All were welcoming and pleasant and dealt with my queries instantly. Nadine Cook who handled the conveyancing was absolutely outstanding in her pursuit of excellence. I commend her as one of the best and she has my everlasting thanks


David Humphries

Donna was always available on the phone and was always helpful, a very friendly welcome. I had very regular updates and nothing was too much trouble.


Ali Joy

Since working with Nadine - excellent service, Thank you Nadine, good service as expected.


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.

Rowena Birch

Associate , Real Estate & Head of Property Investment

Rowena has been a commercial property solicitor since qualifying in 2006. She was drawn to commercial property and the opportunity it provides to combine legal skills and expertise with helping businesses achieve their needs and strategic aims.

Olivia Holden


Olivia joined Goughs Commercial department in September 2020 and continues to specialise in Commercial Property with a specific focus on acquisitions, disposals, property re-finance, and landlord and tenant work.

Hollie Plumb


Hollie started her training contract in September 2019 and for the majority of her training contract and since qualifying in September 2021, has been working closely with Gemma Sumsion in the Corporate and Commercial Team. 

Goughs Solicitors: your
commercial property 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 commercial property matters so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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