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There's quite a bit of buzz in various media about an upswing in investment property opportunities.
We have always maintained that there's never a bad time to invest.
The bigger question is WHERE to invest.
Take a look at our tips and free legal forms for landlords to assist you with managing your tenants and rental portfolio.
In some jurisdictions you have testamentary freedom and can dispose of your assets as you wish.
However, some courts recognize parents to have a legal or moral obligation to make provision for their children in family wills.
There are some steps you may need to take, to ensure your wishes expressed in your will hold true.
A letter of appointment is an opportunity to spell out the remuneration details of a position as may have been discussed during an interview.
Perhaps more importantly to the prospective employee, it serves as confirmation of the new position in order to tender his/her resignation at a current place of work.
Unfortunately it does happen that employers go back on their word!
Employees should therefor insist on having written employment offers and letters of appointment.
Regardless whether it is a legal requirement to issue a receipt, it simply is good business practice to do so.
It also works the other way. When it's time for the landlord to refund the tenant, be sure to get that acknowledged in writing too.
Especially if such payment is made in cash!
Use our printable deposit receipt template to ensure you have proper records of your transactions.
Although we believe in hands-on management of our properties, there are instances where it makes sense to use a property management company.
For example, you may not have the time or the properties may be in a different city etc.
However, you could review the services they offer and decide to only sign up for some of it.
We give an overview of the services an offer to help you decide and negotiate the best deal for your properties.
You may be selling property where an initial down payment will be made with the balance payable over a period of time.
We provide answers to these questions and supply a free template for your use to formalize your transaction.
Once you've listed the performance criteria according to the job description and guidelines for judging, a standard template makes periodic monitoring very easy.
Not only can it be used as a motivational tool, but also to record poor performance and as tracking tool during a probationary period.
Our free template is an excellent starting point to create your own job-specific evaluation form.
Make this your first priority for this year!
We've created a number of free legal will forms to assist you with:
Work through our guidelines regarding your choice of executor and legal guardian for minor children, probate and taking care of your digital assets and your choice of witnesses.
Getting a third party to sign as guarantor can help an otherwise marginal tenant to qualify for a rental property.
It can also give a landlord peace of mind knowing that a creditworthy person will guarantee payment of the rental.
Take a look at our free guarantor agreement template to assist you with drafting your document.
By phrasing a question differently, you can get the answer you're looking for without breaking the law.
It is also important to know that although some questions are generally not allowed, when interviewing for certain jobs the same restrictions may not apply.
Review our interview tips and use our free employment templates to process applications, evaluations and enter into employment agreements.
Do you need to compile a bill of sale that makes provision for a down payment or holding deposit?
Buyer and seller need to discuss whether the holding deposit will be refundable or not should the buyer wish to cancel the sale.
Both parties also need to be clear on how and when the balance will be paid and what will happen if the buyer defaults.
Review our guidelines and use our free bill of sale template.
These two forms work together to ensure your wishes are known and executed once you can no longer speak for yourself.
In your Living Will you will specify whether you wish to have your life prolonged by artificial means, whether you may receive blood transfusions, whether you wish to donate your organs etc.
In your Medical Power of Attorney you will appoint a person or persons to make health care decisions on your behalf according to your Living Will.
Note, this form will only come into effect if/when you are incapacitated and cannot make your wishes known.
We supply legal templates for both and additional guidelines to assist you in compiling your documents.
It is a requirement in patent registration for the invention to be new and you cannot be disclosing information about your invention willy -nilly.
But you may need to consult with a potential investor, marketer or manufacturer before you can fully develop your idea.
In these situations you will need a non-disclosure agreement to safely reveal your confidential information.
Take a look at our sample document to help you streamline your thoughts.
The term "durable" or "enduring" or "lasting" must feature in this document if you want the provisions to remain in effect even when you become incapacitated.
Note: This does not mean you cannot still make your own decisions if you are still capable to do so.
Your appointed agents must abide by your instructions whilst you are still competent to issue such instructions.
Take a look at the legal requirements and use our free template to draft your document.
If you've been meaning to get your affairs in order, there is no better time than the present.
You may already have your Last Will and Testament in place, so go one step further and add a Living Will / Advance Health Directive.
Read through our guidelines and then use our free living will template to assist you with your document.