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Jan 30, 2023

Non-Solicitation and No-Competition Agreement

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A company's assets go way beyond tangible goods!

There is substantial value in a company's client list. Equally, its employees often represent a major financial investment on the part of the company, e.g. sourcing, training, etc.

The purpose of a Non-Solicitation agreement is to protect those assets against unfair advantage from a competitor.

This may happen when an employee leaves the company and by soliciting fellow employees will not only gain from their experience, but will also have access to any confidential information that they may have.

An ex-employee may also attempt to solicit business from a company's customer base. Knowledge of the company's pricing structure, suppliers, marketing plans etc. will constitute an unfair advantage to a former employee.

Having a Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement in place is vital to protect these assets!

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Jan 25, 2023

Landlord Tenant Law

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Many governments see landlords as partners in providing housing!

They actively assist landlords with legal guidelines and forms to manage their property portfolios and tenants.

There are answers to many frequently asked questions about obligations, evictions, rental increases and the rights of both parties.

We've compiled an easy reference to help you with landlord rights in your specific area:

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Jan 23, 2023

A - Z of Testamentary Trusts

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  • How long does it take to create a testamentary trust?
  • What are the duties of the trustee?
  • How will the trustee spend the money?
  • How does one dissolve a testamentary trust?

Find the answers to the above and other questions here:

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Jan 20, 2023

Tired of Copyright Infringement?

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We are too!

Some folks genuinely think that if it's "out there" it's free for all and in the public domain.

"In the public domain" actually has a specific legal meaning and has nothing to do with content being "in the public eye".

You do have recourse!

Review our legal guidelines and use our printable Cease and Desist letter to protect your rights in your intellectual property.

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Jan 18, 2023

Asset Protection in Family Wills

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How can you make provision for:

  • A minor child who cannot legally own property?
  • A child with diminished capacity?
  • A prodigal child who may squander an inheritance?
  • A family member with a substance dependency or serving a prison term or being unduly influenced by another person?

We’ll show you in detail exactly how to go about it!

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Jan 16, 2023

Simple Rental Agreement

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You've asked for it, so here it is!

We've received many requests for a simple, one page, weekly or month to month rental agreement.

We've compiled a free rental agreement that captures the details of the landlord, tenant and premises and outlines the basic terms and conditions typically found on rental or lease agreements.

The template is a basis to work from, where you can still add specific clauses to suit your property or requirements.

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Jan 13, 2023

Real Estate Power of Attorney

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If you cannot personally attend to your real estate interests, you can empower an Agent to act on your behalf

It can be drafted to deal with the buying or selling of a specific property.
Note!

This is the one power of attorney (and if applicable any revocation thereof) that must be filed with the relevant government office.

Or your document can authorize your agent to act on your behalf in the ongoing management of your rental properties.

Continue reading "Real Estate Power of Attorney"

Jan 11, 2023

Are Your Company Secrets Safe?

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Every company has proprietary and confidential information that they would not want to become publicly known.

It's not too hard keeping it safe from outsiders but what about employees who have insider knowledge?

Our free non-disclosure agreement helps to formalize the obligations of the employee to keep such information confidential.

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Jan 09, 2023

Vacation Time! Get the Right Documents in Order

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Will your child be away from you, spending time or traveling with friends?

Having a Temporary Guardianship form in place can give you peace of mind!

You can authorize a trusted friend to give Medical Consent in an emergency when it may be difficult to get hold of you.

And it may be a legal requirement to issue a Consent to Travel should your child be crossing international borders.

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Jan 09, 2023

Pet Information Sheet for Pet Sitters

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All the information at your fingertips!

This form will come in handy should you ever need to leave your beloved pets in the care of someone else, whether it is a neighbor, family member or friend.

If you provide a professional service such as pet sitting or dog walking, it is imperative for you to have the relevant information.

We also supply free contract templates for these services.

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Jan 06, 2023

Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

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There are some financial benefits to both employer and contractor to have the service provider classified as an independent provider.

For this very reason, the Revenue Services has strict guidelines to prevent misuse of this status.

It all comes down to who is in control of:

  • Where, when and how the work will be performed
  • Earnings, expenses, deductions such as taxes, unemployment insurance, pension contributions etc.
  • For whom work may be performed

    etc.

No single factor will determine the status, but when reviewed it will become clear whether the balance shifts to that of an independent contractor or not.

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Jan 05, 2023

Last Will and Testament - How to Provide for Adult and Minor Children

Quite often people find themselves in a marriage with young children as well as adult children from a previous relationship.

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We’ll show you how to make bequests for your adult children and then leave the remainder of your estate to your spouse and minor children.

You will also need to appoint a guardian for your minor children should your appointed spouse not survive until they reach maturity.

Our other free will forms also cater for a number of other circumstances that people may find themselves in.

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Nov 29, 2022

Eviction Notice to Quit

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Regardless of the transgression or breach, it is a legal requirement to inform the tenant of your intention to evict and spell out the tenant's options to either remedy or vacate the premises voluntarily.

In many instances the mere act of issuing an eviction notice may be enough to get the tenant to remedy the situation.

For more serious offences such as criminal activity or the tenant being a danger to others, the only option given may be to vacate the property.



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Nov 23, 2022

Power of Attorney for Managing Your Real Estate

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This free power of attorney form is geared towards appointing an Agent to manage your real estate on an ongoing basis.

It does NOT empower your Agent to buy or sell properties and it does not give the broad powers as in a general power of attorney.

However, it dovetails perfectly with our Property Management Contract:

  • The management contract spells out the payment terms, obligations, warranties etc. which are not normally catered for in a Power of Attorney
  • You can revoke the power of attorney at any time and without having to give a reason.

Continue reading "Power of Attorney for Managing Your Real Estate"

Nov 21, 2022

Property Management Contract

A property management contract needs to detail the specific duties and obligations of both Landlord and Manager, how much the fees will be and when and how payments will be done.

signing contract and house

There must also be clarity on how repairs and maintenance will be paid for and whether the Landlord wishes to put a limit on expenses.

A very important clause to consider is the limitation of liability and the Landlord’s obligation to have adequate insurance in place.

Work through our legal guidelines and edit our free property management contract to suit your requirements.

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