Expert commentary

Our expert real estate commentary in the press

From the Guardian to the Financial Times, read our recently published property market commentary from within the printed and online press.



9 July 2021

Can I renegotiate the asking price if I missed the stamp duty holiday? Lucy Barber answers The Sunday Times reader's question

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, answers the reader's question 'Can I renegotiate the asking price if I missed the stamp duty holiday?' for The Sunday Times.



5 July 2021

Lucy Barber quoted in ePrivateClient on the end of the SDLT holiday

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, was quoted in ePrivateClient's article entitled 'Those who missed SDLT holiday should not despair'.



14 June 2021

The frantic race for the stamp duty deadline: Lucy Barber quoted in The Times

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, was quoted in The Times article entitled 'The frantic race for the stamp duty deadline'.



7 June 2021

How a collegiate culture can enhance HNW service: Lucy Barber talks to Spear's

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, shares her insights into Forsters' Private Client property services with Spear's Magazine.



4 May 2021

Lucy Barber quoted in This Is Money on indemnity insurance

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber's comments have been published in This Is Money's article entitled 'The owner of a house we want to buy extended without planning permission: Can we make it above board or is it best avoided?'.



21 April 2021

Lucy Barber writes for Prime Resi on stamp duty deadlines and search insurance

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber’s article entitled ‘On stamp duty deadlines & search insurance’ has been published in Prime Resi.



4 February 2021

Lucy Barber quoted in the Daily Mail on estate rent charges

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, was quoted in the Daily Mail article entitled "The freehold house we have fallen in love with is on a managed estate: What are 'estate rent charges' and is our 'freehold' compromised?".



4 December 2020

How the UK property market will need to adjust to SDLT changes: Lucy Barber writes for Eprivateclient

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber’s article entitled ‘How the UK property market will need to adjust to a new tax regime’ has been published in Eprivateclient.



27 November 2020

Lucy Barber quoted in the Guardian on the relaxation of EWS1

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber's comments have been published in the Guardian article entitled 'Flat sellers could still face holdups despite safety form change'.



19 November 2020

Making the most of SDLT rates: Lucy Barber writes for FT Adviser

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber's article entitled 'Making the most of SDLT rates' has been published in the FT Adviser.



2 November 2020

How to buy your house before the stamp duty deadline: Lucy Barber quoted in The Sunday Times

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber's comments have been published in The Sunday Times article entitled 'How to buy your house before the stamp duty deadline'.



23 September 2020

Lucy Barber quoted in The Sunday Times on lease restrictions

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber’s comments on lease restrictions were published in The Sunday Times.



30 June 2020

Elizabeth Small and Lucy Barber comment in Mansion Global on taxes to expect for a second home outside London

Corporate Tax Partner, Elizabeth Small, and Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber, comment in Mansion Global answering a question regarding what taxes to expect for a second home outside London.



28 April 2020

Lucy Barber quoted in MailOnline on renovating a leasehold property without permission

Lucy Barber, Head of Residential Property, has been quoted in the MailOnline's Property Clinic answering a reader's question regarding renovating a leasehold flat and the potential risk of having the freeholder seize the property as a result.


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