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May 20, 2022

How to Sublet a Property - Easily Done With a Sublease Agreement

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Our free templates make provision for you to sublet a property in its entirety or sublet a portion or portions e.g. a room in a house, shared kitchen etc.

There are 4 important steps to follow when subletting:

  • Review the original lease agreement to ascertain if you are allowed to sublet and what is required of you and how you can facilitate the agreement.
  • Submit a written request to your landlord. We show you how to go about it with our sample letter.
  • Negotiate the rental and security amounts.
  • Download the best suitable free agreement and forms.

We cover all the above with our legal guidelines and as always provide the applicable forms for you to print or download.

Continue reading "How to Sublet a Property - Easily Done With a Sublease Agreement"

May 18, 2022

Room Rental Agreement - How to Cover the Important Points

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Our free room rental agreement is a simple form that addresses the pertinent points in this type of lease contract.

It makes provision for other agreements such as maintenance and cleaning, conduct rules of the Homeowners Association, inventory etc. to be attached and recognised as part of the whole agreement.

It is available as a printable room rental template, or it can be downloaded as a fillable PDF or Word Doc.

If you need to make provision for a substitute tenant at any time, simply use the free room rental addendum and attach that to your original agreement.

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May 16, 2022

Roommate Rules Agreement

Creating harmonious accommodation is key when a number of people are sharing a property.

jar with money for dereliction of duties

Our free roommate lease agreement is a legal document which identifies the rights, liabilities and duties of roommates.

We also supply a separate rotating chore chart showing the daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule.

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May 13, 2022

Renting Out a Room

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Renting out a room in your home, a basement room or garage apartment can be of financial benefit to a homeowner.

A landlord could generate more income if he's renting a property by the room to a number of tenants.

And tenants could afford better quality accommodation and the lifestyle that comes with it, when they collectively rent a property.

Take a look at our guidelines for calculating the room rental, house rules and various free room rental agreements.

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Apr 29, 2022

Employee Evaluation Made Easy

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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 a 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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Apr 27, 2022

How to Create Your Last Will and Testament

Make this your priority if you have not done a will as yet, or if your circumstances have changed and you need to update your will!

how to write your will in 9 steps

We will show you step by step how to draft your document and what the legal requirements are for a will.

We've also 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 "How to Create Your Last Will and Testament"

Apr 26, 2022

How to 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.

Continue reading "How to Reduce Your Rental Risks"

Apr 22, 2022

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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Apr 20, 2022

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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Apr 18, 2022

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 healthcare 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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Apr 14, 2022

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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Apr 13, 2022

Legality of Holographic and International Wills

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What should you do if you do not have the opportunity or means to execute a will in the prescribed format?

Or you find yourself in a foreign country where you do not speak the language and cannot consult with an attorney, but you want to make your last will and testament?

We review last will and testament laws with regard to the following:

  • What is a holographic will and how must it be executed?
  • Where and when is it legal to have a holographic will?
  • Can I have an International will?
    etc.

Continue reading "Legality of Holographic and International Wills"

Apr 11, 2022

Model Release for Nude Photography

Perhaps the most important item on the list would be for the photographer to confirm identity and age.

woman with body paint

The model release should be signed after the photo shoot so the model knows the full extent of the content.

Our free model release form makes provision for any exclusions or permissions that either party may wish to add to the agreement.

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Apr 07, 2022

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"

Apr 04, 2022

How to Formalize a Personal Loan Agreement

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So often a loan is extended to a friend or family member without recording the details and the repayment terms.

This is all fine and well until things go wrong and there's a dispute!

It is not difficult to draw up a loan agreement. Take a look at our guidelines covering:

  • The various repayment options
  • Whether to charge interest and what to do if you choose not to.

Then use one of our many free Promissory Note templates to assist you with your document.

Continue reading "How to Formalize a Personal Loan Agreement"

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