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Nov 24, 2017

Employee Loan Agreement

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A borrower is normally in control of how and when repayments of a loan will be made.

However, an employer can simply deduct loan repayments from an employee's salary.

An employer should get the correct paperwork in order!

The employee should sign an acknowledgement of the debt AND should grant permission for deductions to be made by the employer.

Our free template is specifically tailored with the above in mind.

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Nov 22, 2017

Pet Sitting Contract

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As homeowner you need peace of mind that you beloved pets and home will be well cared for whilst you are away on holiday.

As an independent contractor offering this service, you need to have an agreement in place that will clearly spell out the terms and conditions to both parties.

Make use of our free sample contract and pet and owner information sheets.

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Nov 20, 2017

Referral Agreement - How to Clearly Define the Terms

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Entering into a referral agreement can be financially beneficial to a Company and the Agents promoting its products.

The Company can increase its presence in the market without incurring additional overheads and an Agent can earn money without having to carry inventory.

The key to a mutually beneficial relationship is in a fair value exchange and for both parties to understand exactly what the expectations and rewards are - and to have that in writing.

Review our sample legal document to assist you with compiling your agreement.

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Nov 17, 2017

Dog Walking Contract

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Our comprehensive free agreement includes:

  • A Veterinary Release Form
  • Pet Owner Information Sheet
  • Pet Information Sheet

If house sitting will be part of your service, you can incorporate relevant clauses from that template in your document.

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Nov 15, 2017

Real Estate Contract Forms

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We regularly see comments from both Landlords and Tenants about disputes arising and which course of action to follow.

The first question will always be: What is stipulated and agreed to in the Lease Agreement?

Quite often though, the answer is that they do not have a written agreement.

Landlord tenant law should not be a daunting subject for either party and both parties need to understand their rights and obligations.

We've compiled a variety of free landlord forms to use as templates. We also provide legal guidelines and links to your specific government pages where you can get even more information.

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Nov 13, 2017

Parental Medical Consent

little boy with stethoscope

This is such a simple document to execute but it can have such a huge impact in a medical emergency when the parents cannot be reached quickly.

If your child will be spending time away from you, you can give a Medical Consent form to a trusted adult who will be with your child.

It will also be immensely useful to your child minder to have all the child's medical information at hand and could be vital to attending personnel in an emergency.

Use our free template to compile your form.

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Nov 09, 2017

Wedding Photography Contracts

wedding photography

Photographers are most welcome to use our free legal form and adapt it to suit their requirements.

Prospective bridal couples should also take a look to see what is typically included in such an agreement!

We make provision for eventualities such as:

  • Reservation deposit
  • Cancellation by either party
  • Ownership of copyright

    etc.

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Nov 08, 2017

Automobile Bill of Sale

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It may be a legal requirement of your local DMV to have a Bill of Sale when transferring ownership of a vehicle and many of the official sites publish a template.

Their main aim is to record the price paid for a specific vehicle upon which duties and or taxes will be levied.

However! They do not necessarily spell out the terms and conditions of the transaction to which buyer and seller agree.

Take a look at our free sample documents where you can achieve both:

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Nov 06, 2017

What is Small Claims Court?

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Simply put, it is a less formal court setting where a claimant can present his/her case without having to hire an attorney.

Most often the case will be presented to a judge only, whose decision is final. There are some jurisdictions where you may request a jury trial and may appeal a decision.

The main difference to higher courts is the limit to any one claim and this differs vastly from one jurisdiction to the next.

We provide and overview of these claim limits with links to the official sites.

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Nov 03, 2017

Do You Have a Seriously Brilliant Idea and Want to Get a Patent?

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These are the steps you need to follow to patent your invention:

  • Develop your idea
  • Do a patent search
  • File a patent application - provisional and/or complete
  • Wait for the patent prosecution i.e. examination by the Patent Office

Going through our pages on patenting will give you a very good idea of the process and what is involved. This can help you decide how much you can do yourself and if and when you need to call in a specialized patent attorney.

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Nov 01, 2017

5 Safety Tips for Your Power of Attorney Form

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  • There is no need to issue a General Power of Attorney if you only want your agent to attend to the sale of a property whilst you are overseas. In other words, use a Limited Power of Attorney wherever you can.
  • You should also specify an expiry date upon which the POA automatically becomes null and void and no revocation is necessary. If you are satisfied with the way your agent conducted your affairs, you can always issue another document.
  • Carefully consider which person you can trust to always act with your best interests in mind. You can appoint more than one person and can direct how decisions must be made, i.e. jointly, jointly and severally or a combination thereof.
  • Once you have no more need for your agent to act on your behalf or do not trust such a person anymore, put it in writing in a Revocation and issue a copy to any third party whom you or your agent have business with.
  • Consider executing a Durable Power of Attorney to cater for an event which may leave you incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.

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Oct 30, 2017

Demand for Payment Letter Samples

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We've made the format of our demand for payment letters very easy to duplicate.

Simply copy and paste the template into your word program and then edit the content to suit your specific circumstance.

Issuing a demand for payment letter is typically the first step you need to follow should you eventually need to pursue the matter further in court.

The requirements for your letter are clearly explained and the sample wording and alternative demands for compensation can assist you in writing your letter.

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Oct 27, 2017

Independent Contractor Agreement

alarm clock and money

Once it's established that someone truly qualifies as an independent contractor, it is good practice to also establish that status in a written agreement.

In this document you will specify:

  • The duration of the contract
  • Description of services
  • Rate of payment
  • Ownership of the work
  • Confidentiality etc.

Our free template covers all the above - and more.

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Oct 25, 2017

Demand for Payment Letter

final demand letter

Unfortunately you may find yourself unable to recover payment from a debtor without seeking legal recourse.

The first step will usually be to write a collection demand letter for:

  • Property damage or faulty goods
  • Auto accident demand letter
  • Demand letter for services rendered by you
  • Demand for rental due or refund of your security deposit
  • Wages due to you
    etc.

We provide clear guidelines as to the content that should be covered in your letter and provide templates to assist you.

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Oct 23, 2017

Free Photography Contracts

flash and photographs

Explore the various free documents to assist you in your photography business:

  • Model Release Forms;
  • Photo Copyright Release form - granting permission to a lab or photo store to reprint your photographs;
  • Assignment of Copyright - when selling or transferring your copyright in a work.

We also have specific wedding photography contracts, tips and checklists. These can easily be adapted/edited to cater for sports events, gala events etc.

Continue reading "Free Photography Contracts"

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