Land Acquisition & Disposal

Your land conveyancing expert solicitors

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.

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 employment 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

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 land & development team

Laura Vickers

Plot Sales & Development Conveyancer

Laura is part of the Housebuilding and Land Development Sector, specialising in the sale of new build plots on behalf of our housebuilder clients on their development sites.

Elli Crosby


After joining the firm in 2017 Elli qualified as a solicitor in January 2021. Elli deals with all aspects of housebuilding, in particular acting for both housebuilders and landowners in relation to the purchase and disposal of land for residential development.  

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

Associate 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.

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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