Equity of Exoneration

Spring Budget 17

Indirect benefit to co-owner does not prevent equity of exoneration arising in their favour In the recent decision of Armstrong v Onyearu and another [2017] EWCA Civ 268, the Court of Appeal held that an indirect benefit to a non-bankrupt co-owner will not defeat the principle of equity of exoneration. Where jointly owned property is…

Buying a House with Solar Panels

Row of new houses with solar panels

When purchasing a property with solar panels there are various legal implications that you need to be aware of, and documents that you need to obtain in respect of their installation. Planning Permission and Building Regulations The installation of solar panels in residential property is likely to be classed as a “Permitted Development” under the…

Organising your Energy Suppliers in the moving process

Lee Rodway Thursfields

With so many errands to go through and check while moving house, notifying your energy supplier and finding out who is going to be suppling the energy to your new property, may be quite low down on your to do lists. However, some simple steps can help avoid any unwanted bills and get you up…

Moving on Up – the Next Step

Sarah Monaghan WEB

Thursfields Solicitors were delighted to attend Birmingham Metropolitan College’s (‘BMet’) “Moving on Up” Day recently at its Stourbridge College campus. BMet is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the Black Country and the West Midlands. BMet Stourbridge College offers students the change to study a broad range of vocational, academic…

Property Investors Beware

Thursfields Staff member 13

Birmingham and Wolverhampton City Councils (amongst others) are now using powers granted to them under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 to control the spread of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). A HMO is defined on the government website as “a property rented out by at least 3…

Easter Egg collection at Thursfields’ Halesowen office

Charlotte Hatch Black and white photo

Thursfields Solicitors has entered into the Easter spirit by arranging an Easter Egg collection at the Halesowen office located on Hagley Road to be distributed through Zion Christian Centre (soon to be Lifecentral Church) by encouraging its staff members and clients to bring Easter Eggs into the office, as part of the firm’s charitable activities….

Sports clubs need to take guard against unexpected tax bills

thursfields staff member

Sports clubs need to ensure they understand whether those helping the club in day-to-day activities are classed as workers, employees or volunteers, according to Thursfields’ charity expert Jenny Smith. Jenny who is head of charities at Thursfields, said this was just one of the issues facing local sports clubs. The firm has been running seminars…

How does my NRDT help with the RNRB? Do I need a “Wills MOT”?

wills and estates lawyer Steve Pitts

OK I am confused now, please explain? To do so I must apologise in advance for the use of abbreviations. The Nil Rate Band (NRB) for each person is currently £325,000 so that for a married couple (or civil partners) has twice that or £650,000 (so two (2) NRBs) to set against their combined estates. …

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