Getting Rid Of Tenants Who Refuse to Vacate and Pay Rental?

The property investment strategy of buying a property and letting it out to tenants may be sound, wise and good strategy. But what happen if you rent your property or house to a tenant who refuses to pay his rental or refuse to return vacant possession upon the expiry of the tenancy agreement between you and him? This problem often occurs and as a prudent investor, you should be prepared and equipped with the knowledge on how to deal with these tenants. Recently, a friend came to us and told us his story: “My tenancy agreement with my tenant will be expiring end of this month and I told my tenant that I want to increase the rental. My tenant declined my proposal to increase the rental and told me that he will continue occupying the premises without paying me rental for the next three months because I’m holding his rental deposits. He refuses to vacate by end of this month and refuses to pay me rental for the following months. I’m lost.” There are also situations of tenants who are in arrears of rental for months and refuse to vacate the property on the request of the landlords. If […] read more

Evidence of Drugs Analysts, can they be challenged?

The Position in Malaysia In Malaysia the evidence of identification of illicit drugs were done by government chemists and under section 399(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, reports prepared by government chemists could be admitted as evidence provided ten clear days been given to the accused person before the commencement of the trial. If served less than ten days the report should be objected to when the prosecution wanted to tender it as evidence. It has been observed that although always been challenged, it was rare for the courts in the country not to accept the evidence of government chemists as accurate. Their reports when introduced were assumed to be accurate as to the identity of the illicit drugs seized and tendered in court. Can Evidence of Drug Analysts Be Challenged? However, advancement of science does not mean that the accuracy of drugs analysis and drugs identification by government chemists as drugs analysts could not be challenged and be disputed at all. In the United States and UK, crime labs have been subjected to too much criticism in the past decade, much of it because of DNA evidence that has shown that many prisoners were innocent. In many instances, prisoners […] read more

How To Demolish Fingerprints Evidence Against You

 Is Fingerprints Evidence Reliable? The reliability of fingerprint identification evidence has routinely went unquestioned at all levels of courts and when fingerprint experts opined that the fingerprints at the scene of crime, say, a murder weapon matches that of the accused person, it commonly be understood that the fingerprints found to be evidence of guilt against the accused person. This is because not two persons, not even twins have identical fingerprints. Lawyers in such a situation normally panic and seldom got the confidence to question the accuracy rate of the examiner in analyzing the fingerprints in question nor question the average accuracy rate of the examiners’ profession. Is there a possibility that the fingerprints analyzed been wrong? Seldom lawyers ponder this question without realizing that the accuracy of the examiner’s analysis could be wrong or there could be misidentification of the fingerprints. The problem the lawyer normally faced is that there is unwillingness among the forensic community to admit or acknowledge the possibility of errors in their forensic work. It has always been assumed by the courts that fingerprint identification evidence is assumed to be scientifically valid and free from errors and evidence of fingerprint examiners normally been accepted by […] read more

7 Tips In Selling Your House

 Selling your property can be an expensive affair if not done correctly. Selling of property can be an expensive affair for several reasons: Selling at undervalued price – you have no idea that your property is worth more than the price you sell. Not able to sell your property in short time – waste of time is equivalent to waste of money because you lose the potential interest or the capital that can be used for other income generating activities. Hired expensive agent or the wrong agent – you hired an agent who cannot sell your property in a short time, negotiate in your favour or cost you a big hole in your pocket. Entered into an agreement that is not favourable to you or significantly different from your terms and conditions, especially the selling price. Get cheated – property transferred and you don’t get your money. Getting the wrong property transferred – you intend to sell Property A but your more valuable Property B is transferred instead. You breached the agreement unintentionally – and this caused you to pay the other party for breaching the agreement. There are many reasons how selling your property or house can be an […] read more

7 Steps You Must Know When Buying Your Dream Property

When you passed by a beautiful house you may wish to know who the owner of the house is and you may also dream to have a house as beautiful as the one you saw. You may then go round housing estates hunting for your dream house. Can you find one? If you could find a dream house, do you have the money to buy? Is the location of your dream house suitable for you and your family? To purchase your dream house or a simple house, there are many things that you may need to consider. 1. Approach the Owner and Get Necessary Documents Once you have set your mind to purchase your dream house, the next thing you may need to do is to approach the owner or the developer of the house and to find out whether the house have a separate title. After that you may do the following things: i. Request for a photocopy of the title; ii. Request for a photocopy of the quit rent receipt; iii. Request for a photocopy of the current assessment receipt. Above all, make sure that you deal with the owner of the house or his duly authorized agent. […] read more

Need A Perfect Lawyer?

Need a perfect lawyer? Yes, when you are in trouble your mind is searching for a perfect lawyer to do your job or to defend you. We don’t have a perfect lawyer, but, competent lawyers. Again, if there is no perfect lawyer, then, how then you to know who is a competent lawyer to do your job or to defend you? Do Your Homework First We believe that if it is a criminal case, your liberty and life is more important than anything else. How about if it is a civil case? It is also the same. It is about your life that we are talking about. In order to protect your interest make sure that you find the lawyer that can best fight for you, that is, a lawyer not only should he be competent, but, who is professional that commands integrity and who can display good quality work. Don’t simply pick a lawyer just because you have heard of him or been introduced by someone to you. You need to find out yourself and don’t depend on hearsay. Conduct your own investigation to determine whether the lawyer that you intend to hire has these three important traits, that […] read more