Author Archives: Heather Cuthill

About Heather Cuthill

Heather Cuthill has over 25 years experience as a legal assistant and is Operations Manager and a partner in She has 17 years experience writing web content, and provides SEO consulting services to small business websites. Circle Heather on Google+.

What is the difference between a notary public and a commissioner for oaths?

Here in Canada (unlike in the United States), an affidavit or declaration can often be sworn or declared in front of either a commissioner for oaths or a notary public. But it is often not clear to most people what … Continue reading

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How Safe is Your Home While You’re Away for the Holidays?

Are you heading out for a ski trip over the holidays? Going home to visit the folks for Christmas? Or maybe you’re headed south to escape the cold for a couple of weeks. Lucky you! But while you’re away, you … Continue reading

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Get That Damage Deposit Back! A Checklist Every Tenant Should Follow

You’ve given notice to your landlord and now it’s time for you to move. Are you worried about getting your damage deposit back? Provided that your landlord is a reputable sort, and provided you’ve been a good tenant and have kept the premises clean and in good repair, there should be no reason for the landlord to keep any of your deposit. But even the best of tenants can overlook something, so here is a list a number of things you can do before you move to ensure your deposit comes back to you with no deductions. Continue reading

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