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Dec 09, 2016

Who Owns the Right to Intellectual Property in the Workplace?

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The employer may argue that he/she automatically owns the right to creations or inventions under the "work-for-hire" doctrine.

Would that hold true for independent contractors, consultants etc. employed by the company?

It is therefore very important for employers to have a written agreement in place, should a dispute arise.

Make use of our free template here:

Continue reading "Who Owns the Right to Intellectual Property in the Workplace?"

Dec 07, 2016

Rent Guarantee - Additional Protection for Landlords

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A landlord can use various legal forms to ensure payment of rental, utilities and against breach of agreement.

For example:

  • Co-signing of the Agreement
  • Signing with the Guarantor Directly
  • Increased Security Deposit as Rent Guarantee
  • Rent Insurance

We supply free templates of these agreements as well as helpful tips and guidelines for their use.

Continue reading "Rent Guarantee - Additional Protection for Landlords"

Dec 05, 2016

Free Contract Templates for Independent Contractors

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Folks just starting out as independent contractor or running a home business, should try as far as possible to formalize their work agreements with their clients.

We have a variety of printable templates for:

  • Photographers
  • Tutors
  • Dog walking or pet sitting
  • Lawn care

Continue reading "Free Contract Templates for Independent Contractors"

Dec 01, 2016

Where Should You Store Your Will?

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An important consideration is obviously to store it safely!

However, perhaps more importantly, is for your nominated executor to get hold of it as soon as possible after your death.

So keeping it in a bank safe deposit box may not provide the speediest access to your document, since your executor may have to obtain a court order to get the bank to open a box.

We have some alternative options for your to consider...

Continue reading "Where Should You Store Your Will?"

Nov 28, 2016

Parental Consent Form Templates

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Because you simply cannot be with your child 24/7, you could find one or more of these parental consent forms helpful.

We'll show you at a glance:

  • WHEN you would need a consent form
  • WHO needs it and whether it's required by law
  • WHY the need for it
  • WHICH form and which supporting documents are required

hereafter you can make use of our free legal forms to compile your documents.

Continue reading "Parental Consent Form Templates"

Nov 25, 2016

Digital Assets - What Will Happen to Them After Your Death?

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Practical guidelines on how to manage your digital assets after you pass away.

What are the legalities to have someone else access your profile or should you create a digital trust to manage your accounts.

These are all issues you need to consider to help you with some advance planning.

Continue reading "Digital Assets - What Will Happen to Them After Your Death?"

Nov 23, 2016

So What can go Wrong with Your Construction or Make-over Project?

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Hmm, lets see:

  • The contractor can go bankrupt midway through the project, possibly leaving the homeowner stranded
  • The contractors may damage your prized stained glass window during installation
  • There may be theft of building materials from the construction site
  • Workers may be seriously injured whilst working on your project

Key to dealing with these and other eventualities is ensuring that workman's compensation and sufficient contractor insurance and performance bonds are in place.

Take a look at our guidelines here:

Continue reading "So What can go Wrong with Your Construction or Make-over Project?"

Nov 21, 2016

Social Media Will - Planning Ahead

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How do you wish your digital accounts and social media to be handled after your death?

You can create an Addendum or Codicil to your will to make provision for your digital assets.

You should also create a Social Media Will where you can leave exact instructions to your digital executor on how you wish your online presence be finalized .

We provide free templates for both documents here:

Continue reading "Social Media Will - Planning Ahead"

Nov 18, 2016

Tenant Eviction Process

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Getting rid of a problem tenant can be an expensive and very frustrating process.

The problem is that you have to follow the legal route which can be time consuming. But there are also a couple of creative (yet legal) ways to get rid of a tenant.

Take a look at some of the solutions that landlords have come up with.

Continue reading "Tenant Eviction Process"

Nov 16, 2016

Selling Something Privately?

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Then it's very easy to use one of our printable bill of sale forms to document the transaction.

We have forms for the sale of goods where a single payment will be made, to record a holding a holding deposit and where you can enter into an installment sale agreement.

We also have specific forms when selling a vehicle, motorcycle or boat - all totally free to download or print.

Continue reading "Selling Something Privately?"

Nov 14, 2016

Job Descriptions and the Multiple Uses for this Form

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A clear job description is such an important document in the workplace, because it forms the basis of:

  • Recruitment specifications
  • Information required on the application form
  • Parameters for employee evaluation

Download our free template and follow our guidelines to assist you with compiling your legal form.

Continue reading "Job Descriptions and the Multiple Uses for this Form"

Nov 09, 2016

Final Rental Inspection Checklist


Make use of this document to identify and inform your tenant of possible deductions against a security deposit.

A preliminary inspection can be done a week or two earlier, giving a tenant the opportunity to make good before doing the final inspection.

Alternatively, confirm that there will be no deductions for repairs or cleaning and that the security deposit will be returned promptly.

Continue reading "Final Rental Inspection Checklist"

Nov 07, 2016

Free House Rental Agreement

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You need a comprehensive lease agreement to protect both tenant and landlord against possible disputes at a later stage. If it's not in writing, it's very difficult to enforce.

Make use of our free printable lease template as well as the following to ensure you have all your paperwork in order:

  • Rental application form
  • Rent receipt template
  • Security deposit receipt
  • Lease renewal.

Continue reading "Free House Rental Agreement"

Nov 03, 2016

Do You Need a Model Release for Property?

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You may very well!

It will depend on what you will be using the image for. Photographs that will be viewed in private generally do not need a release.

However, should you be using the image publicly or selling it or licensing it to a third party, you should have a release.

You could even record the photo release in a deeds office to serve as notice to future owners of real estate about the agreement.

Get a printable photo release form (and other photography contracts) here:

Continue reading "Do You Need a Model Release for Property?"

Nov 01, 2016

Thinking of Buying Into a Franchise?

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We have a series of articles offering extensive information on:

  • How to finance a franchise
  • Finding the most profitable franchise
  • Obligations of the franchisor and franchisee
  • About franchise royalties

And then you need to take a good look at the Advantage / Disadvantage of a franchise to assist you in making a decision.

Continue reading "Thinking of Buying Into a Franchise?"

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