Thursfields Toy Story

Thursfields Toy Appeal 2

THURSFIELDS SOLICITORS has entered into the Christmas spirit by being Santa’s Little Helpers and supporting Zion Christian Centre’s toy appeal by encouraging its staff members and clients to bring new and used toys into work, as part of the firm’s charitable activities. The toys will be added to those collected by Halesowen’s Zion Christian Centre…

Ending a business lease early – how to get it right

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When entering into a commercial lease, one usually agrees to a specific length of occupation, or ‘fixed term’. But what can landlords do if they want to take the property back before the fixed term expires? And what can tenants do if they want to leave early, and avoid obligations to pay for the remainder…

Has Brexit affected the housing market?

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June saw the European Union (EU) referendum take place, with many experts predicting that a vote to leave would have a catastrophic effect on the housing market, leading to great uncertainty for buyers, sellers and conveyancers alike. Prior to the referendum, many firms that specialized in residential conveyancing experienced fee growth of 15.4% on average…

A closer look at Property Searches

Lee Rodway Thursfields

When going through the home buying process your Solicitor/Conveyancer will carry out a range of searches relating to the property you are buying and the surrounding area. The main objective of the searches are to provide you with all the relevant information you require with regard to the property before fully committing to the purchase. …

Court of Appeal decision in Insolvency case

Thursfields Staff Member 71

Unlawful dividend payments are not assets for the purposes of assessing inability to pay debts under the Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 In the recent case of Evans v Jones and anor [2016] EWCA Civ 660 (CA) the court of appeal was asked to consider whether the payment of unlawful dividends by Rococo…

Are you getting the right Mortgage?

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When considering a mortgage it can be a daunting experience as a first time buyer, or equally an existing home owner trying to find that right “deal”. The current market place generally requires a deposit of 10%, which can seem unachievable to save for with every day financial commitments. There are two government back mortgages…

UNFAIR TERMS: true or false?

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If you are in a business whose customers are consumers, do you understand about unfair contract terms?  Recent research has shown that 54% of UK businesses do not.  Some common misunderstandings include: if a contract is in writing, its terms are binding regardless; FALSE If you trade on the same terms as a bigger company,…

Indemnity Insurance: Protection or Pointless?

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What is it? An Indemnity is an insurance policy used in conveyancing transactions where problems arise that are not easily or quickly rectified. By taking out the insurance the problem or defect in the sellers title remains, the insurance does not rectify the defect, however the risk and associated costs are passed on to a…

The Curse of Social Media and the Two Hour Marriage

Thursfields Staff Member 59

A Saudi Arabian couple may win the record for the world’s shortest marriage after the Groom asked his new Bride for a divorce just two hours after the wedding. It appears that the breakdown of their whirlwind marriage had been triggered by the Bride sending a photo of their wedding day to her friend via…

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