Property Investment

Property Investment

Property Investment

Lawyers specialising in acting for property investors- Property investment experts

Whether you invest in commercial or residential property, as an individual or via a corporate entity or pension scheme, we can provide you with a comprehensive legal service tailored to your needs.

We have brought together lawyers from across all our disciplines who specialise in acting for property investors and can advise you with a specific emphasis on your needs as an investor.

Our experts focus on understanding your needs and aims as a property investor so that they can provide you with commercially focused advice which balances any risks.

Our expertise include:

  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial property including portfolios.

  • All aspects of commercial leasing work including granting, assigning and terminating leases as well as sub-letting.

  • Acquisition, investment management and disposal of commercial property via a SIPP or SASS.

  • Commercial property management.

  • Buying and selling buy to let properties including portfolios.

  • All aspects of residential leasing work including extension of long leases.

  • Finance work including acquisition finance and re-mortgaging of commercial and residential property including portfolios.

  • Advising residential property investors on all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement.

  • Property tax planning including SDLT, VAT and which allowances or reliefs may be available.

  • Estate planning including plans for distribution of your investments on your death, Inheritance Tax implications and how to make use of any available allowances or reliefs

  • Business Lasting Powers of Attorneys.

  • Advice on complex property ownership structures such as investment companies or Trust vehicles.

  • Family businesses and succession planning.

  • Trust property investment and all linked tax implications and considerations.

  • Disputes arising around the ownership of a jointly owned property including advice as to how you can seek to protect your interest or ensure the asset is sold.

  • Division of investment assets on the breakdown of a relationship

  • Advice on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements dealing with property investment assets.

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Recent highlights

  • Acting for a partnership in the distribution of its multi-million pound mixed property investment portfolio.

  • Advice on the SDLT treatment of the purchase of a portfolio of purpose-built holiday cottages.

Your property investment team

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.

Donna Linden

Senior Associate Residential Property Practitioner

Donna has been working in residential property for almost 40 years and has experience in all areas of property work including freehold, leasehold, new build, help to buy, transfers of equity, and re-mortgage. Donna believes that all clients should feel supported during one of the most expensive and emotionally charged transactions in their lives.

Emma Taylor

Partner & Head of Private Client

Emma began her life at Goughs in 2008 as a Solicitor. Now, with over 15 years of experience, she is a Partner and Head of the Private Client Department. Emma deals with all areas of Private Client work but has a particular interest in Trusts and Complex Property Ownership.

Natalie Kemp

Senior Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Natalie joined Goughs in 2019 and progressed to an Associate in 2020. She is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law, including children, divorce, separation, finances, cohabitation, and separation agreements together with pre and post nuptial agreements.

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.

Specialist home & property lawyers

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

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Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

The latest property investment sector news and updates

Landlord and tenant lease work

The Commercial Property Team at Goughs Solicitors have recently completed a commercial lease of Turnpike House, Methuen Park in Chippenham for market-leaders in millimetre-wave technology,


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