Wednesday 14 October 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015 explained

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 and it applies to purchases for physical and digital products and services made by consumers from that date on.

With regards to any physical items that you have bought, the goods must be of: 
  1. Satisfactory quality
  2. Fit for purpose
  3. Match their description at the time of purchase.
If you have purchased something that is faulty or does not fit the criteria then you can make a claim against the retailer under the Consumer Rights Act. The outcome of your claim will depend on the item that you have purchased and how much time has passed since you made the purchase.

You can reject goods and get a full refund if they are not delivered within a period of 30 days, unless you had pre-agreed to a specific delivery time.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Fundraising Event for Syrian refugees 11 October 2015

Garden House Solicitors, in conjunction with Jungle Bar Hertford, are hosting a fundraising event on Sunday 11th October 2015 from 3pm to raise vital funds for AcornCamps. The Acorn volunteers are helping the refugees fleeing the civil war.

Garden House Solicitors of Hertford
Article by Julie Retallick
We are charging £10 per person for entry to the Jungle Bar which includes a welcome drink.  Tickets for children are £5 each which includes a photo with an exotic animal. Children are welcome until 7pm.  We are also providing an afternoon of reggae music and entertainment. For an extra £5 per head, we will be serving a Caribbean curried goat and rice dish with a Jamaican Patty and an equally delicious vegetarian option.
There is a live auction of Promises starting at 5pm and the lots you can bid on are as follows:

Friday 2 October 2015

How old do you have to be to make a will?

Since 1 January 1970 it has been possible for anyone aged 18 or over to make a Will.

Before that date, a Will made by someone younger than 21 years of age was not valid, unless it was a 'privileged Will' - i.e. one made by a soldier in actual military service or mariners or seamen at sea.
Solicitor specialising in wills, Hertofrd
Article by
Sharon Brown

However, many people do not make a Will until later in life.  In the event that they died without a Will their estate would be distributed in accordance with the Intestacy Rules.

It is becoming increasingly common for family members to explain the importance of having a Will to younger generations, especially if they are intending to leave them money in their own Wills!

Two of the most common triggers for younger people to make wills is when they buy their first home or when they have their first child. For many people their home is their largest asset, and it is important to specify who that should be passed on to. Once a child is born people often want to ensure that in the event of their death the 'correct' person would be able to step in as guardian. Not everyone wants their parents to take on the role, or more commonly, they do not want their in-laws to take on the role! 

If you or someone you know need to discuss a Will please call me on 01992 422128 or email 

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Solicitor specialising in Wills, Hertford

Tel: 01992 422 128

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.