Changes in the Transfer taxation


The filing of the transfer tax has changed in November 2019. When a real estate, shares in a housing company or other shares are bought, transfer tax must be paid. The changes concern the procedure for the filing and payment of the transfer tax. The changes apply to purchases that have been made on 1 November 2019 or later.

Changes in the Working Hours Act


The new Working Hours Act enters into force on the first day of 2020. It contains several significant changes that affect even those companies that have organized work around a collective agreement. The applicable framework in its entirety will, in the end, also still depend on the applicable collective agreement and any local agreements.

Content of reclamation is important


The Supreme Court of Finland ruled in its precedent KKO:2019:88 on whether a reclamation letter sent by a customer to a contractor had interrupted the expiration of a debt. In its letter to the contractor, the customer had asked the contractor to inform and agree together with the customer when and how the contractor would conduct repairs for the issues mentioned in the letter. After the contractor disputed its liability to conduct the repairs, the customer had the repairs made.