May 1st, 2014
Springtime definitely has a few ways of letting us know when it’s arrived.
For some of us it might be the flowers popping up out of the ground or the trees being full of blossom and new leaves.
For others it might be smelling your neighbour’s first barbecue of the year. Or maybe seeing all the joggers hitting the streets trying to get fit…
Whatever signs you look for, spring is also the season when many of us begin moving forwards with things coming up in our lives in the year ahead.
One of these is definitely moving house. According to the Homeowners Alliance spring is the best season to get your house on the market if you’re looking to sell.
With a lot of life’s big events there are legal issues to be taken care of, and often this will involve talking to a lawyer and getting the facts.
Whatever’s coming up in your world this year it pays to be aware of your legal choices. Take a look at the ‘Houses‘ section of the website to find out some of the facts we think are good to know if you’re looking to get moving this year.
And if you’re one of those joggers – Legal Choices thinks that 1980’s style sweatbands are very in this year…
March 21st, 2014
Are you a goldfish owner?
If you are you might recognise the excitement of buying your new pet from the local pet store, and then getting it home and into your fish tank. You may even have watched proudly as it swam off to explore its new home.
However – what if when you checked the tank the next day you found your new fish floating lifelessly on top of the water? Chances are you might go back to the store to get a refund or a replacement fish.
So imagine a situation where the pet store refused to replace the dead fish or give you a refund, even though you have your receipt and the ex-fish in a plastic bag with you. Does that feel like a legal issue to you?
You might answer “no”. So what about if it had been a giant Koi Carp that you’d purchased instead for £1000 that died in your pond overnight, and you were refused a refund. Would that be a legal issue?
Depending on your point of view there are all sorts of times in life when we might think something has a legal feel to it. Depending on the situation at hand sometimes you need professional legal advice to help you work out what to do.
This month’s Legal Choices survey is all about legal issues. It’ll only take you a few moments to complete and you’ll get the chance to have your say about a range of situations and whether or not you regard them as legal issues.
Just click here to take part.
February 11th, 2014
Love is all around us.
Especially at this time of year. February is of course the most romantic month of the year when St. Valentines day comes around, and the shops fill up with chocolates, flowers and teddy bears.
There are various theories about who St. Valentine actually was. These days though his name has become associated with a time for people to share gifts and send cards expressing their love and admiration.
Here at Legal Choices we can’t stretch to a dozen red roses, but we can give you a free Legal Choices pen as a token of thanks if you complete this month’s survey, which is all about your views on this website and how we might be able to improve it in the future.
Just click here to visit the ‘Your Voice’ page and to start the survey. It’ll only take a few moments of your time.
And Happy Valentine’s day from Legal Choices!