The holidays are a time for joy, relaxation and spending time with loved ones, but there is one thing in particular that can ruin everyone’s holidays: a broken Poopsie Unicorn. Knowing your rights as a consumer and how to address such issues can help alleviate the stress and mend such festive tragedies.
Are you a Landlord or Tenant or been in a rental property that has been accidently damaged? Who fronts the cost of accidental damage to a rental property has been an ongoing issue since 2016 when a court ruling determined that landlords could not recover the excess of an insurance claim from the tenants.
This resulted in some Landlords having to pay the excess for damages where the tenant damaged the property, and in some circumstances, pay multiple times.
With the festive season rapidly approaching us with family time, sun and relaxation to look forward to, this period can also bring with it a heap of unwelcomed stress. One unfortunate event that that can put a real dampener on anyone’s Christmas day is a broken gift. Whether it is a broken part to a new toy, a malfunctioning electronic device, or an item that just does not work the way it was advertised, knowing your consumer rights and how to address such issues can alleviate this stress and disappointment.
A franchise can be a great business opportunity. They give the ability to purchase into and run a well known brand, they have an established supply chain and usually provide an the equipment and training to get a new franchise up and running. Given the extra resources available they can make an easier path into running a business.
The first questions most people will ask when experiencing a dispute are - what are my options and how can this come to an end? Where parties are unwilling to resolve a dispute, a good and cost effective option is mediation.