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Oct 18, 2019

How Does a Testamentary Trust Work?

testamentary trust timeline

What are the legal steps in creating a testamentary trust? Who does which duties? And how? And why should you consider making provision for one in your will?

We'll guide you through the whole process.

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Oct 16, 2019

Social Media Will - Planning Ahead

globe with internet icons

How do you wish your digital accounts and social media to be handled after your death?

You can create an Addendum or Codicil to your will to make provision for your digital assets.

You should also create a Social Media Will where you can leave exact instructions to your digital executor on how you wish your online presence be finalized .

We provide free templates for both documents here:

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Oct 14, 2019

Tenant Eviction Process

lock and chain on steel door

Getting rid of a problem tenant can be an expensive and very frustrating process.

The challenge is having to follow the legal route which can be time consuming. But there are also a couple of creative (yet legal) ways to get rid of a tenant.

Take a look at some of the solutions that landlords have come up with.

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Oct 11, 2019

You're Just 9 Steps Away from Writing Your Own Will

For every step we provide the legal guidelines to assist you.

how to write a will in 9 steps

And once you’ve decided the who and what, you can make your choice from a number of free last will templates we have on our site to compile your own document.

Continue reading "You're Just 9 Steps Away from Writing Your Own Will"

Oct 09, 2019

Selling Something Privately?

earth with for sale sign

Then it's very easy to use one of our printable bill of sale forms to document the transaction.

We have forms for the sale of goods where a single payment will be made, to record a holding a holding deposit and where you can enter into an installment sale agreement.

We also have specific forms when selling a vehicle, motorcycle or boat - all totally free to download or print.

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Oct 07, 2019

Simple and Sound Advice for a Power of Attorney

power of attorney safety tips

...in a nutshell.

And as ever, we provide more details and a variety of free power of attorney forms.

Continue reading "Simple and Sound Advice for a Power of Attorney"

Oct 04, 2019

Job Descriptions and the Multiple Uses for this Form

computer with degree

A clear job description is such an important document in the workplace, because it forms the basis of:

  • Recruitment specifications
  • Information required on the application form
  • Parameters for employee evaluation
    etc.

Download our free template and follow our guidelines to assist you with compiling your legal form.

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Oct 02, 2019

Employee Evaluation and Post-Interview Report

So how do you ascribe a rating to questions that rely on a personal assessment rather than factual evidence?

employee star rating

And which criteria should you use to make sure you pick the right candidate for the position?

Our free template can assist you to rate aspects that are job specific so you have proof that one candidate was clearly more suited for a position and thus not subject to unfair bias or discrimination.

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Sep 30, 2019

Final Rental Inspection Checklist

checklist

Make use of this document to identify and inform your tenant of possible deductions against a security deposit.

A preliminary inspection can be done a week or two earlier, giving a tenant the opportunity to make good before doing the final inspection.

Alternatively, confirm that there will be no deductions for repairs or cleaning and that the security deposit will be returned promptly.

Continue reading "Final Rental Inspection Checklist"

Sep 27, 2019

Which Promissory Note/Loan Agreement Should You Use?

An IOU simply acknowledges that money is owed, but makes no provision for the terms or timing of repayment.

types of promissory notes

There is an obvious advantage to having a secured loan: should the borrower go bankrupt, then assets may have to be sold to pay off debts and any available money will first go towards secured loans.

If you cannot have a loan secured by collateral, you could require/demand that another person either co-signs the loan agreement or enter into a separate guarantor agreement.

An employee loan agreement differs in the sense that the employee does not make a promise to pay, but rather grants permission to the employer to deduct payment directly from the salary.

We’ll guide you through the options in more detail and provide the applicable legal templates.

Continue reading "Which Promissory Note/Loan Agreement Should You Use?"

Sep 25, 2019

Free House Rental Agreement

for rent sign on building

You need a comprehensive lease agreement to protect both tenant and landlord against possible disputes at a later stage. If it's not in writing, it's very difficult to enforce.

Make use of our free printable lease template as well as the following to ensure you have all your paperwork in order:

  • Rental application form
  • Rent receipt template
  • Security deposit receipt
  • Lease renewal.

Continue reading "Free House Rental Agreement"

Sep 23, 2019

Do You Need a Model Release for Property?

camera and building

You may very well!

It will depend on what you will be using the image for. Photographs that will be viewed in private generally do not need a release.

However, should you be using the image publicly or selling it or licensing it to a third party, you should have a release.

You could even record the photo release in a deeds office to serve as notice to future owners of real estate about the agreement.

Get a printable photo release form (and other photography contracts) here:

Continue reading "Do You Need a Model Release for Property?"

Sep 20, 2019

Thinking of Buying Into a Franchise?

sales graph

We have a series of articles offering extensive information on:

  • How to finance a franchise
  • Finding the most profitable franchise
  • Obligations of the franchisor and franchisee
  • About franchise royalties
    etc.

And then you need to take a good look at the Advantage / Disadvantage of a franchise to assist you in making a decision.

Continue reading "Thinking of Buying Into a Franchise?"

Sep 18, 2019

Tutoring Contract - How to Formalize Your Agreement

books, apple and pencil

As tutor there are a couple of things you need to protect yourself against in a written agreement:

  • Cancellation of lessons by either party
  • Late arrival
  • Obligations of both parties
  • Unreasonable expectations, etc.

Our free template will give you a good starting point for your contract!

Continue reading "Tutoring Contract - How to Formalize Your Agreement"

Sep 16, 2019

Guarantor Application Form - What to Look Out For

hand with gold nuggets

Having a creditworthy person guarantee payment of the rent (should the tenant default) can provide peace of mind to the landlord.

But you need to do due diligence!
  • Let the prospective guarantor complete the application form - as would any prospective tenant.
  • Verify employment and get a credit report.
  • This is the important bit!
    Check if the guarantor also signed surety for any other loans/rentals etc. We make provision to get that information on our form.
    You need to consider if the guarantor will be overextended financially or if he/she will be able to service all those commitments if called upon to do so.

Get your free guarantor application template here:

Continue reading "Guarantor Application Form - What to Look Out For"

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