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self-help

Refers to the ability of a creditor to take steps to gain control of property currently in the possession and control of a debtor.Self-help repossession of personal property is generally allowed if it can be done without breaching the peace.Self-help eviction is generally frowned upon and may expose the landlord to liability in damages to the tenant.The time-honored but illegal practice of removing a tenant's front door in order to “paint”it is a form of self-help eviction.

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(iii) To examine the factors influencing the purchase of Self Help Group products.
Self Help supports activities which increase food production at farm, household and community levels, works with communities to provide clean drinking water and better access to schools in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.
A leaked IFA memo slammed Self Help for its business practices.
The "Women Self Help Group Confidence" was presented and inaugurated by the Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.
He said Sialkot exporters had written a unique golden history of self help by completing the project, advising others to replicate it.
1, the 8,300 members of the $38 million Butte Federal Credit Union became the latest new member of Self-Help, operating under Self Help's Community Trust division.
TV presenters Mary Kennedy, Ronan Collins and Tracey Piggot, Radio 1 favourite John Creedon and former rugby ace Mick Galwey all went to Africa to help raise money for Self Help.
THE GAA has confirmed that Self Help Development International has been designated as the Association's Official Charity for 2006.
As a result of this partnership between the Miami-Dade County's Government's "Go Bus" and the courts, the circuit's Self Help Program is able to go out into the community and provide important information about divorce and other limited family matters.
Mr Moore says the emphasis will be firmly placed on self help.
Further discussed are mental health services and self help groups for people with vision loss.