Latest News

Promotions across our Teams at Barker Gotelee

We are delighted to announce a number of well deserved promotions across our Teams all of which took effect from 1 April 2024. Victoria Spellman was promoted to Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Team, Emma Cracknell was promoted to director in our Commercial Property Team, Sarah Mower was promoted to Senior Associate in our […]

“Empty” Homes – New Taxation Rules

Refined rules to double council tax on long term empty properties came into force on 1 April 2024.  The aim is to support local people in areas where high numbers of empty homes are preventing them from finding affordable housing. The rules apply when a property has been empty for 12 months, representing a reduction […]

Shared Ownership

With property prices still high for many, one option is to purchase a shared ownership property.  With shared ownership properties, a buyer will purchase a percentage of the property (ie, 40%) and then lease the remainder of the property (ie, 60%) from the housing association.  Buyers can then acquire a higher percentage of the property […]

Advertising Standards

Your advertising and marketing material should be legal, decent, honest, true and capable of substantiation.  Misleading, exaggerated or dishonest marketing is not only illegal and unethical but it’s also usually damaging to your reputation. The rules cover not only what you would think of as traditional advertising but also some website content.  For example, content […]

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