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Feb 24, 2018

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?

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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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Feb 22, 2018

Free House Rental Agreement

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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"

Feb 20, 2018

Do You Need a Model Release for Property?

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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:

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Feb 16, 2018

Thinking of Buying Into a Franchise?

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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

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?"

Feb 15, 2018

Free Affidavit Forms

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There are many occasions where you may be required to submit an affidavit to attest to facts represented.

For example, you may need to certify residence for a local school, certify that a document was lost etc.

Affidavit forms generally follow a standard format so it's quite easy to use one of our printable affidavits to create your own document.

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Feb 14, 2018

Tenant Screening Tips

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Getting a credit report for a prospective tenant is all good and well but there are many more tricks to explore to find a good tenant:

  • Telephone pre-screening of a rental applicant can save valuable time and also expose vague answers.
  • We have practical tips to follow when showing the rental property.
  • A renter's bank statements hold a wealth of information that goes beyond just confirmation of income.
  • Previous landlords can offer real insight - even if they choose not to comment.
  • Why not to give in to making a rash decision.

And as ever, we supply the relevant free landlord forms too.

Continue reading "Tenant Screening Tips"

Feb 13, 2018

Printable Rent Receipt Template

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There are a couple of good reasons for issuing a rent receipt:

  • It's simply good business practice to keep proper documentation of transactions, regardless whether it's required by law or not.
  • Tenants may need receipts for tax purposes and must insist on receipts when making cash payments.
  • Our template makes provision to record any outstanding payments, thereby giving the tenant notice to settle before a specified date..

Get your free template here:

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Feb 11, 2018

Promissory Note Release Form

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There are a couple of documents that you as borrower must insist upon receiving.

  • Firstly, you need a receipt for every payment made, especially if made in cash.
  • Once the loan has been paid in full, you should also insist on a written Release.
  • And if a loan was guaranteed under a guarantor agreement, you should also insist on having a release of guarantee.

If your note holder does not supply a release, get your free copy from us and have it signed by the lender.

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Feb 09, 2018

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"

Feb 07, 2018

So You Want to Build Your Brand?

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And you would like to do it properly right from the start!

A very important element of your marketing efforts would be your Trademark.

You need to consider the following:

  • How to choose your trademark (TM)
  • Would you be allowed to register that mark?
  • How can you protect your rights?etc.

We'll show you a step-by-step approach to ensure you tick all the right boxes.

Continue reading "So You Want to Build Your Brand?"

Feb 06, 2018

Contract Extension Agreement


It's the nature of the beast that constructions or alterations or remodeling will take longer than anticipated.

It is quick and easy for both parties to just note and sign an extension to the deadline (so there will be no late penalties) with our deadline extension amendment.

Another good idea is to note any variation orders e.g. repainting of an area in a different color or moving plumbing points and especially to note the additional costs that may be incurred because of this extra work.

Make use of our free contractor agreements to avoid possible disputes at a later stage.

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Feb 05, 2018

Executor in a Will

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How should you choose the executor in your will?

What happens if you do not name an executor?

And what happens if an appointed person cannot or does not want to serve as executor?

Take a look at this article where we show you how you can make the best decision for your estate.

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Feb 04, 2018

Lease Agreement - Should You Have a Guarantor Clause?

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The short answer is no. And this is why:

The lease agreement is between landlord and tenant. And all the provisions within the lease pertains to the warranties and obligations of those two parties.

You need a separate Guarantor Agreement!

This legal document has specific obligations set out that the guarantor must agree to and which the landlord can legally enforce should the tenant default.

You can have additional clauses for co-letting and joint tenancies. It's all provided for on our site - and as always, at no cost to you.

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Feb 03, 2018

Guarantor Application Form - What to Look Out For

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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"

Feb 02, 2018

Contesting a Will!

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Time is of the essence when you want to bring a claim against an estate or challenge the validity of a will!

  • Who has the legal right to contest or challenge a will?
  • On what grounds can a will be contested?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • It is a good idea to add a no-contest clause to your last will and testament?

We review these and other important issues regarding family wills.

Continue reading "Contesting a Will!"

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