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Sep 28, 2016

Time to Become a Landlord?

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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.

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Sep 26, 2016

Can You Disinherit a Child or Spouse?

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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.

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Sep 23, 2016

Letter of Appointment Protocol

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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.

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Sep 21, 2016

About Security Deposit Receipts

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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.

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Sep 19, 2016

Active Landlord vs Handing Over to a Property Management Company?

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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.

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Sep 16, 2016

Instalment Sale Agreement

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You may be selling property where an initial down payment will be made with the balance payable over a period of time.

  • Would you be adding interest, and how much interest can you charge?
  • How would you address late payments?
  • Would you record a lien on the property?

We provide answers to these questions and supply a free template for your use to formalize your transaction.

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Sep 14, 2016

Employee Evaluation Made Easy

employee of the month sign

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.

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Sep 12, 2016

Your Last Will and Testament

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Make this your first priority for this year!

We've created a number of free legal will forms to assist you with:

  • Your Last Will and Testament;
  • Creating a Social Media Will;
  • Your Living Will;

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.

Continue reading "Your Last Will and Testament"

Sep 08, 2016

Reduce Your Rental Risks

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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.

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Sep 06, 2016

Interview Questions - Stay Within the Law

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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.

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Sep 02, 2016

Bill of Sale with Down Payment

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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.

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Aug 31, 2016

Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills

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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.

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Aug 29, 2016

Non-disclosure Agreement for Inventions

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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.

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Aug 26, 2016

Durable Power of Attorney to Download

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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.

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Aug 24, 2016

How to Compile Your Living Will

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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.

Continue reading "How to Compile Your Living Will"

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