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ask louiseQuestionMy maid is going on leave and she is asking me for her ‘vacation salary’. I will pay her her normal monthly salary as usual when she is away but this is an additional monthly salary as she is going on holiday. Is this usual? Do you know the laws around this? Read more

ask louiseQuestionIs EJARI required for rental contract renewals if it was done when the lease started? Read more

Moving Tips 2It is important to take note of what is included and EXCLUDED when shipping goods.

Customers should always contact the “destination agent” for a full cost of possible charges at the final destination. It is impossible for the shipping agent to advise accurately in their quote what charges the customer will be faced with at the destination. This is because there is no way of knowing if your shipment will be subject to customs duties & taxes, customs inspection etc. All these charges must be paid for before any shipment is released. Until this time it is the customer who will be charged for extra storage time.

Shipments can arrive early as well as late and the departure or arrival date of a shipment is subject to change without prior notice. Delays or early arrivals can arise due to rough seas, bad weather, transshipment/ change in routines from the shipping lines, custom inspection etc.  Any such change may impact on both the timescale of your shipment and the possibility of additional charges at the destination port. These charges are the responsibility of the shipper and need to be paid in full prior the release of the shipment. Read more

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