Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What is security deposit and how do I get it back?

Under Florida Statutes 83 Sec 49, Security Deposit is money deposited or advanced by a tenant on a rental agreement as security for performance of the rental agreement or as advance rent for other than the next immediate rental period. That is to say, A security deposit is any refundable money which the tenant gives to the landlord as a security against damage to the rental premises or advance rent. A security deposit may be called a damage deposit, last month's rent, a pet deposit or by some other name. 
A landlord is required to give you notice of his intention to keep all or part of your security deposit and the reason why he's entitled to it. The landlord has to send you the notice in 
writing by certified mail within 30 days of the day you move out or else he gives up the right to keep any of the deposit. To protect your rights you should:

(a) Send a certified letter to the landlord that he receives at least seven (7) days before you leave, 
stating the date you intend to leave and your forwarding address, so he will know where to mail your deposit. 
(b) You must also give enough notice to end your tenancy. Your lease usually spell out how many days prior to your moving you must issue notice to landlord and in what form. In case the lease does not provide terms with respect to notice, Florida Statutes will apply. For example, if you rent month to month, you must give your landlord fifteen (15) days written notice; if your rent 
week to week, seven (7) days written notice. But you should also send the landlord the above seven (7) day notice, to preserve your rights regarding the security deposit. Keep a copy of both letters and return receipts in case you go to court later. 
If you oblige all these legal requirements and the landlord refuse to return the deposit check, you may sue him or her in a county court. 

What is Business Lawyers’ Role in Immigration?

A law is a set of standard that was established by a government to govern, correct wrongs, deliver justice and maintain order in the society. 
Business lawyers have knowledge embracing from Formation of Organization, Business Planning, Corporate Tax Planning, Partners Interest Protection, Interests Protection in Business Transaction, Merger and Acquisition, to Protection of Trade mark and Intellectual Property, etc. 
Immigration is categorized into various types based on the relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary. If the petitioner and beneficiary are relative, then the immigration petition is family based. If the petitioner is employer, either the beneficiary will be employee or the owner of the beneficiary, the immigration is business immigration. Others are asylum, lottery, religions.. etc. 
So what is the role of Business lawyer in Immigration Petition? To prove your case, you must present your business, business plan, business organization, even you need to create a new enterprise in the case of EB5 investment visa and L1 employment based immigration. Inevitably, business lawyers’ expertise in forming the organization, planning business activities, taxation and labor law compliance etc. If one can find an Immigration lawyer with Business law expertise, even better, a lawyer specialize both business and immigration, one can stop looking. 
Linda Liang & Associates LLC is comprised of lawyers who not only know from A-Z of immigration law but also has had years of training and experience in practicing Immigration law. Our combination of expertise makes our representation in Business Immigration almost unbeatable!

Worried About Funds Safety In The Course of Investment Immigration? There Is Solution.

The problem is many regional centers swarm into EB5 investment center in hope to capture foreign investors who want to “buy” green cards for their families. While they keep saying it is okay not to get the money back, they worry about being taken for a ride by people who they don’t share the same language. 

The concern is absolutely justifiable. Actually it is sadly surprising if one doesn’t have such concern. The truth of the matter is many approved regional centers are created by scammers. As EB5 lawyers, we constantly “stop” clients from investing. 

However, this is not end of the road. There is actually solution for this problem. 

Unknownst to most people, EB5 does not necessarily mean regional center. USCIS administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas also are set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by 
USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.

This is to say, investors can have standalone EB5 project as long as 10 jobs can be created as the result of investment. Of course, this could be a turn-off to foreign investors because it is unimaginable for most foreign investors to manage a commercial enterprise on a land they are clueless about. 
Well, rest assured. Why? Because if foreign investors can be guided to invest in a Franchise business where all management work is taken care of by the Franchisor, investors don’t have anything to worry but to operate with assistance of a translator or a manager. 

This is ultimate EB5 investment solutions for safety-conscious foreign investors.