self-help


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Self-Help personnel even played a subsequent role in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Self-Help FCU serves 66,520 members with 18 branches in California, three in the greater Chicago area and two in Florida.
The respondent selected as the service provider for the Cameron and Willacy Counties Colonia Self-Help Center will provide the range of services necessary to meet the intent of the self-help program and assist individuals and families of low and moderate income residing in designated colonias.
And who will be the likely reader of Confessions of a Self-Help Writer?
Celebrity self-help books may really prove to be best-sellers, no question asked.
b) Is guided self-help an effective treatment for clients with bulimia nervosa, and if so, do the results last?
The items range between Rs 50-2000, and are sold under the brand of Punshi Mangal, which is also the name of the self-help group.
Martin Eakes, CEO of Self-Help, said, 'The Micro Branch is designed to meet the financial service needs of low-income families today and to connect them with actionable education and asset-building products that create economic opportunity and security for the future.
In the UK, sales of self-help books have hit pounds 60million in the last five years.
Exceptions exist where the law governing specific rights confers rights in the person or entity to protect their interests through some kind of self-help mechanism.
The charity is hoping to publish another self-help book for families and friends of people with drug problems.
The Central Asian social fair of self-help groups will take place in Bishkek on November 5 in the Fine Arts Museum, regional network of NGO said today.