Land & development and commercial property experts
An expert Real Estate team delivering all your legal needs
Specialist Land and Property Advice
Goughs is a heavyweight player in Real Estate through its Land and Development and Commercial Property Teams.
The Commercial Property Team, headed by Gemma Sumsion, advises on all types of landlord and tenant, acquisition, disposal and property finance for a wide range of clients including landed estates, SME’s, banks and commercial property portfolio holders.
Andrew Given heads the Land and Development Team, offering a service specifically designed for SME private housebuilders, land promoters and landowners acting on projects ranging from bespoke sites of 5 units to major strategic urban expansion of 1000+ units.
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Who we work with...
The Land and Development Team’s clients include Redcliffe Homes, Princeton Homes, Stonewood Homes, Whitecroft Developments, Charlcombe Homes, Colburn Homes and Calibre Homes.
The Commercial Property Team’s clients include Tolnord, Healthmatic, Renelec Group, Stonewood Group, Bath Demolition, Respro (UK) and Oakhurst Court Holdings.
Very professional service
Very professional service - at a difficult time due to Covid 19.
Helpful, prompt and efficient
Ms Michelle Fielding
I would definitely recommend Goughs
I definitely would recommend Goughs they were very efficient, very helpful and always informed us of what was happening in the chain.
Ms Kathleen Lucas
Thank you very much for doing a great job
Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.
Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.
Very thorough, and we also got forces discount.
Andy Turner | Managing Director | Princeton Homes
Efficient and extremely knowledgeable
Rebecca is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Construction Law.
Tom O'Connor | Managing Director | Redcliffe Homes
Andrew is an experienced, diligent and pragmatic development lawyer. Highly recommended.
Very professional and prompt
Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.
An excellent commercial lawyer
Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach. An excellent commercial lawyer.
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!
Isabel Figueiredo was professional
Needed for Goughs to act quickly with an issue I had . They exceeded my expectations ! Isabel Figueiredo was professional , and swiftly dealt with the matter. Would strongly recommend these Solicitors.
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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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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.