Land Acquisition
& Disposal

Your land conveyancing expert solicitors

Land and development solicitors

Guiding you through the complexities of land transactions

Development land transactions are often complex and can present unique challenges requiring the resolution of legal issues in a pragmatic and commercial way. Whatever the size of the site, careful consideration is required as to the structure of the transaction, the condition of the site and any restrictions contained in the title deeds.

Our land and development solicitors have vast experience in this area, acting for developers, housebuilders and landowners on all aspects of land acquisition and disposal.

Our expertise

Goughs land and development solicitors will advise you on:

  • Unconditional sale agreements of land whether with or without planning permission

  • Conditional sale agreements

  • Joint venture and collaboration agreements

  • Overage and uplift arrangements

  • Due diligence and identifying solutions for title, covenant and boundary issues

  • Advice re site access, ransom strips and easements

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax advice

Undertaking complex transactions for housebuilders and landowners

Your local real estate solicitor since 1882

Recent highlights

  • Acting for a regional developer on the acquisition and subsequent joint venture agreement in for a site in Grittleton, Wiltshire

  • Acquisition of two phases of land in Gloucestershire of 36 and 42 units for Redcliffe Homes

  • Purchase of 44 unit site in Holt for Stonewood Partnerships, with a complex Collaboration Agreement with the retained landowner and funding through Homes England

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.

2021-02-27

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!

2021-03-09

Mr Ian Liddle

Excellent service

Excellent service as usual.

2021-04-01

Alan

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!

2021-04-01

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.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2021-04-01

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.

2021-04-08

Testimonials

Andy Turner | Managing Director | Princeton Homes

Rebecca is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Construction Law.

2021-03-03

Tom O'Connor | Managing Director | Redcliffe Homes

Andrew is an experienced, diligent and pragmatic development lawyer.  Highly recommended.

2021-01-12

Bath Property Awards 2021

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!

2021-03-20

Peter Hellyer

I have found Goughs Solicitors in Chippenham & Trowbridge to be fast and very efficient in their services to me, they understand your instruction and get on with it! They are very easy to talk to, which is equally very important to me. They are my first port of call for all legal services.

2021-02-14

Your land & development team

Elli Crosby

Solicitor

Elli initially worked in the Land & Development team as a Plot Sales Conveyancer before starting her training contract in January 2019. She moved back to the team in summer 2019 and recently qualified. Elli deals with all aspects of development work whilst also managing all the team’s Infrastructure projects.

Aimee Glover

Senior Associate

Aimee has been working in development land since 2011 and has acted for a number of national housebuilders. She joined the team in late 2020 and manages our Planning matters whilst also dealing with both strategic land and land acquisition.

Sophie Crawford

Solicitor

Sophie joined the team in December 2020 and works closely with Aimee on strategic land projects as well as dealing with all aspects of development land work.

Andrew Given

Partner and Head of Land & Development

Andrew has been head of the Land & Development team since 2014 and acts for SME Housebuilders, Land Promoters, and Landowners on all aspects of development land.

Your real estate
legal experts

Knowledge

We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.

Heritage

Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.

Experience

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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