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New Statutory Provisions Governing Vehicle Removal – Categories and Notice Requirements

A common quandary for landlords over the years has been how to handle the removal of vehicles presenting an obstruction or hazard.  Recent additions to RSA 540-A:3 now specifically address vehicle removal, and codify specific procedures based upon the circumstances presented.  These changes, codified at Paragraphs II-a, II-b, and II-c, [...]

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

N.H. Uniform Securities Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

An updated state securities statute goes into effect on Jan. 1 that repeals and replaces the current New Hampshire Uniform Securities Act and promises to modernize and simplify the capital-raising process for early-stage companies and other small- and medium-sized businesses. The new law represents an attempt to harmonize New Hampshire [...]

November 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

New Law Allows Landlords to Charge Up to One Year of Rent Up Front

In a somewhat under the radar statutory change that took effect July 26, 2014, the legislature specifically permitted rent to be charged on a quarterly or less frequent basis. While a landlord is still prohibited from charging more than the equivalent of one month’s rent as a security deposit, under [...]

August 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

A tenant’s failure to allow the landlord to perform remediation of bed bug (or another pest) infestation is now a specific ground for eviction under RSA 540:2, II(g).  By statute, the tenant is now liable for paying for remediation where he is responsible.  The tenant is presumed responsible if, during [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

Understanding the Social Security Disability Claims Process

In addition to providing for retirement income, Social Security also provides benefits for those who are disabled and find themselves unable to work or otherwise struggling to make ends meet because of a “disability.” But obtaining benefits under either the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

New Hampshire Trusts: A Powerful Estate Planning Tool

If you were to ask most folks the first word that pops into their head when they think of an “estate planning document,” their likely answer would be “will.” However, one of the most powerful estate planning tools is in fact a trust. If you are in the process of [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

What kind of behavior is covered by the Consumer Protection Act?

The New Hampshire Supreme Court answered this question in part in State v. James Moran d/b/a Exterior Solutions, The Supreme Court considered the appeal of Mr. Moran, who had been convicted criminally under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) for taking payment for a vinyl siding job and never performing the [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|

The Importance of Having New Hampshire Uninsured Motorist Coverage

There are many things that make the Granite State unique. One notable distinction is that New Hampshire is the only state in the union that does not have a compulsory insurance liability law—auto insurance is not required if the driver complies with alternative financial responsibility requirements. According to the Insurance Research [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|