Articles

A pro forma registration

A pro forma registration of title means clarification of the ownership of the real estate or an unseparated parcel or designated share of a property in the public title and mortgage register. For instance, all the parties of undistributed death estate will be...

Statutory portion of an inheritance

Statutory portion of an inheritance is a minimum share, which the heir receives in spite of the Last Will of the deceased.  According to the provisions of the Inheritance Code, every direct heir and adopted child as well as their descendants have the right to get a...

Quarrelsome estate

An estate of deceased is an economic entity consisting of the deceased person’s assets and debts. The parties to this economic entity are the lawful heirs of the deceased, as well as potential legatees. The surviving spouse is a party until the partition if he...

Responsibility for repairing equipment

Service maintenance is usually based on mutual agreement between the parties. The contractual relationship is based on the fact that contracts must be hold. In case a person does not fulfill his contractual obligation, the injured party has the right to compensation...

Taking a condominium into the company’s management

This article is published in the Omakiinteistö magazine. In certain situations, a housing corporation may decide that a condominium of a shareholder must be taken under control of the housing corporation for a maximum of three years. This is a significant interference...

Termination of employment on sick leave

Employment relationship can only be terminated on a weighty and substantive basis. Sickness is, in principle, a non-acceptable reason unless the worker’s ability to work has been substantially and so long-lasting ebbed that the employer cannot reasonably be...

The Jura Novit Curia principle is binding on Swedish arbitration

On 9 March 2017, the Svea Court of Appeal issued a judgment confirming the Jura Novit Curia principle also applicable to arbitration. According to the Jura novit Curia principle, the parties do not have to find out the content of the law before the court, but the...

A 25 000-euro fence

In an area of detached houses many things in the neighborhood may irritate you. By law, neighborly relations are handled in the Act on certain neighborhood relations, which was adopted in 1920 and subsequently amended several times. In the public there has been a case...

Delivery clauses in contracts

The delivery clauses clarify the buyer and seller’s rights and obligations regarding the delivery and handing over of the goods. The delivery terms often relate to the transport of goods at distance selling. Delivery clauses are of great importance in assessing...