If you are a landlord you will have legal obligations and duties with regard to fire safety and the protection of your properties and the people who live in them. It is important that you apprise yourself of these duties and obligations and ensure complete compliance with the legislation and regulations as ignorance of the law is not a defence.
The three main pieces of legislation which cover this area of law are:
• The Housing Act 2004
• The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
• The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) (The Order)
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) (The Order) stipulates that owners, managers, agents are likely to be deemed to be the ‘Responsible Persons’ for the purposes of The Order. What it means is that any person who has some level of control over your property must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire to an acceptable level and ensure people can safely escape if there is a fire. As a landlord,
In personal injury cases, if a person or child is injured under the care of another, there might be claims of negligent supervision. Negligent supervision is a term that refers to the act of failing to responsibly watch over or take care of a child, person, or group of people. The most common victims of negligent supervision injuries and accidents are children and elderly, but really anyone can sustain a personal injury resulting from negligent supervision. Continue reading to learn more about negligent supervision claims, and who to call if you believe you or a loved one might have recently endured personal injuries as a result of this kind of carelessness.
When we hire a service or person to watch over, babysit, or care for a loved one, we don’t anticipate that something will go wrong, or that a loved one will be injured while under appointed care. Fortunately, the law does anticipate this scenario, which is why there are laws in place that protect individuals and families from such misfortunes. In
If you are looking to buy a holiday or second home or invest in Romania, Transylvania or at the Black Sea and you are a foreign citizen/investor, there are few aspects you should know about the procedure an the costs for the acquisition of Romanian land or Romanian houses.
After 2012, foreign citizens EU citizens (non-Romanian) may purchase a home or apartment in Romania may freely buy and sell any Romanian property, without restrictions. Along with the sell price for the property, buying real estate in Romania has other costs associated with it.
If you have chosen to collaborate with a Romanian real estate agent/ broker you can expect to have an additional commission of approximately of the price of the property. The local tax will be of the price of the property. The signing of a contract must be witnessed by a public notary who submits it for certification by the Land Registry in charge of real estate records. The fees for the Romanian public notary is about of the purchase price. You
When two spouses decide to end their marriage, they need to reach a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) which spells out how they will divide their community assets and debts and if one spouse will receive support, and how child custody, visitation and support will be assigned if there are children involved. Spousal Support, also known as alimony, is a type of financial aid paid by one spouse to the other once the marriage has ended. It can be ordered for the spouse who has been earning less during the marriage. Laws about alimony vary from state to state, but in California, alimony is almost always awarded for long-term marriages. In a “Short-Term Marriage (One of less than ten years in length) support can last up to half of the marriage duration, so if the marriage lasted 10 years, the spouse receiving the support will usually see that support end after five years. Long-term marriages have separate guidelines. By law, spousal support in California is considered a temporary situation, not a permanent one, except in cases where one spouse is permanently disabled and will not be able to reach financial independence in his/her lifetime. In other circumstances, California judges expect the
Separation in relationships is always painful and is attached with several unwanted circumstances. No wonder, if the matter is related with dissolution of marriage or divorce under the court of law, importance of appropriate and authentic approach becomes evidential. This in a way signifies the magnitude of employing strategic and legalised ideas of professional experts. With such sorts of assistance, acquiring the best possible outcome can also be made possible.
It is believed that the causes and effect of divorce lies within, still, after detailed research and extensive analysis here are some of the popular genres:
- At-fault divorce
- No-fault divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Mediated divorce
- Collaborative divorce, etc.
Added with so many forms and patterns it becomes clear that, these lawful divorce issues are not only complex, but are also diversified. Hence, the idea of not consulting family divorce lawyers and hoping to meet with supportive results by oneself may lead a person to nowhere. Any minute fault at some stage or the other may affect people who filed for divorce with negative outcome. This again vitalize the importance of hiring dynamically experienced and impressively knowledgeable lawyers or attorneys working in similar field.
People applying for divorce have turned to be a frequent phenomenon in this modernized age. According
A divorce attorney is a family law attorney. That means they practice representing cases that concern families, and personal relationships that pertain to families. When a relationship that you are involved in dissolves you need a family law attorney to make sure that the decisions you make regarding the division of property and assets is in your best interest.
Finding a divorce attorney to represent you in the dissolution of a marriage is not as easy as picking up a phone book and calling the first lawyer that you find listed there. To find a qualified lawyer you are going to have to do a little research, and a little interviewing.
Steps to follow while hunting a lawyer to handle your divorce
1. Write down all of the pertinent information the lawyer will need to know about you, your spouse, and your impending divorce. Be sure to include a list of all assets the two of you own. List any grievances you have against your spouse like infidelity issues, or spousal abuse problems.
2. Make a list of lawyers that you have heard of from friends, relatives, and other advertising sources. Make appointments with at least three of those law firms to discuss your
What is Identity Theft?
With all the data breaches in the news, there’s a lot of concern about identity theft and frankly a lot of confusion. So let’s first start by defining what “identity theft” really means. California law defines ID theft as the “unauthorized use of another person’s personal identifying information to obtain credit, goods, services, money, or property.” Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.92(b). OK, but enough with the lawyer stuff what does that really mean?
Basically, if you use another person’s name or identity to get something in return (typically money) that’s ID theft! Many people think that they have to have their whole life taken over to order to qualify as victim of identity theft. That’s not true. Even something as simple as an unauthorized credit or debt card purchase can qualify as identity theft. After all whose name is on the card they’re using to make that purchase – yours!
Are You an ID Theft Victim?
OK OK so identity theft can basically be anything but how do you know if you’re really an ID theft victim? There’s no perfect one-size-fits-all answer for this but there are some obvious signs:
1. You’re getting calls or letters from debt collectors for accounts
Police officers are on the road just as much (if not more) as you are. Officers rush to crime scenes and other accidents, try to follow drivers that are driving carelessly, and patrol streets. So it stands to reason that sometimes a police officers might get in a car accident or two. Accidents of these types can range from a parked car incident to a full rear-end collision.
Even though accidents involving police cars are not uncommon, it is often harder to sue the state when a police officer is at fault. To do this successfully, you will need to have an experienced attorney on your side in addition to understanding and following the correct and proper procedure – failure to do so might not help your case.
The Steps to Take
As with any other car accident, it’s important to get all the right information immediately. The following must be noted:
- Name of the officer
- Any witnesses names
- Street where accident happened
- Time of day
- Description of incident
Make sure to get a copy of the police report, and always call a separate patrol car when an accident happens – do not allow the officers involved in the crash to write up a report. Respectfully request an independent
A will is a legal document that outlines what one would want to happen after their death in terms of their funeral, care for their children and most important of all, distribution of their estate. When a person dies having drafted their will, they are said to have died testate in legal terms. The opposite of this would be dying intestate. A will usually specifically states the name of an executor, a person entrusted by the testator or testatrix with the task of executing the will after their death. An executor could be a close family member, a relative, trusted friend or even an attorney. An executor is usually referred to as a ‘representative of the estate in probate’ in a will in order to cover executors of both gender.
A will is very important because it makes things a lot easier for the family of a deceased person especially when it comes to estate distribution issues. A will reduces the possibility of disagreement or misunderstanding between family members when trying to figure out the deceased’s death wishes. Administering a will is however not as easy as it may sound. This is because the law requires wills to be validated by
State and federal laws about same-sex relationships have changed a lot over the past few decades and will probably continue to change in the near future, so it’s important to understand the current statutes and how they may affect your relationship. Out of the all the 50 US states, California was the first one to grant the most rights and protections to same-sex couples through its domestic partnership law. Enacted in 1999, domestic partnerships in California gave same-sex partners (and opposite-sex couples where at least one party is age 62 or older) a legal status similar to marriage, at least at the state level. When same-sex couples registered as domestic partners, they would be able to use sick leave or family leave to take care of an ill partner, and name their partners as beneficiaries of their wills and 401(k) Plans. Since then California domestic partnerships have been expanded to include all of the rights and responsibilities common to marriage, and are equivalent to civil unions offered in several other states.
In 2008, shortly after the California Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriages were legal, California voters approved Proposition 8, which stripped same-sex couples of the freedom to marry. In 2013, the
Identity theft victims reported losing more than $15 billion in 2014. That’s more than the combined losses from burglary, motor vehicle theft and other property theft in the same period. While it’s no surprise that identity theft can leave you feeling vulnerable, there are things you can do to take some control.
Step 1: Order your credit report when you realize you’ve become a victim. You need to quickly find out about any errors showing up on your report. Go to annualcreditreport.com for free copies of your report from all three nationwide credit-reporting companies-Experian, Equifax and Transunion.
If you see any errors or fraudulent charges, report them to the credit reporting companies right away. They will investigate those items and then forward the information to the business that reported it. The business has 30 days to respond.
If the business providing the loan finds an error, it must notify the credit reporting company so your file can be corrected. If your credit changes because of the business’ investigation, the reporting company will send you a letter with the results.
Step 2: Place a fraud alert to make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. Call any one of