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May 10, 2021

Hands-on 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.

To help you decide, we take a look at:

  • Which services are on offer and how much does a Property Management Company charge for their services?
  • Will vacation rentals be charged for at a higher rate?
  • Who makes the payments for property repairs?

And we supply a number of free contract forms to formalize your service agreement.

Continue reading "Hands-on Landlord vs Handing Over to a Property Management Company?"

May 07, 2021

Free 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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May 05, 2021

Group Model Release Forms

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Do you need a model release for people at an event?

Can you take photographs of people in public without a release form?

Where and when are you allowed to use images of groups of people without their written consent?

Take a look at our legal guidelines and use our free release forms where you need to.

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May 04, 2021

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!

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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"

May 03, 2021

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.

Continue reading "Employee Evaluation Made Easy"

Apr 30, 2021

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 28, 2021

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 23, 2021

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.

Continue reading "Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills"

Apr 21, 2021

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.

Continue reading "Non-disclosure Agreement for Inventions"

Apr 19, 2021

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?

Continue reading "Legality of Holographic and International Wills"

Apr 16, 2021

Model Release for Nude Photography

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

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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.

Continue reading "Model Release for Nude Photography"

Apr 15, 2021

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 12, 2021

Tenant Screening Tools

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A rental application form serves much more purpose than just recording details of a prospective tenant.

A savvy landlord can read a lot into what is disclosed as well as what is NOT disclosed.

Landlords could even make use of social platforms such as Facebook to learn more about prospective tenants!

Use our rental application template and edit it to suit your requirements.

Continue reading "Tenant Screening Tools"

Apr 09, 2021

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"

Apr 07, 2021

Durable Power of Attorney - Have Your Say Even If You Become Incapacitated

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Having this document in place is the only way to direct how your affairs must be handled should you become incapacitated.

It does not mean that you relinquish control of your affairs in the interim! Your decisions must be abided by until such time that you can no longer speak for yourself.

It may be called a durable, continuing, lasting or enduring power of attorney in your jurisdiction.

Review our guidelines and use our free template to assist you in compiling your document.

Continue reading "Durable Power of Attorney - Have Your Say Even If You Become Incapacitated"

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