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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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Latest gazette notice comes as a huge blow to a group of squatters going by the name 'Sowesava Self-Help Group' who have long held that NLC issued a determination that allocated them the land.
At least 695 people in Leicestershire were treated with a "guided" self-help book - meaning they went through the book with the assistance of a counsellor.
Self-help books are offered as treatment under theNHS's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.The programme offers a range of treatments - including cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness - for people suffering from anxiety and depression.
Despite considerable interest in self-directed learning and public pedagogy, until recently scholars of adult education had largely ignored the widespread engagement of adults in learning through self-help books (McLean, 2013, 2014).
"When Self-Help Credit Union made the offer to combine efforts, our board felt that they are the best strategic partner we could bring to the community."
Daryl will manage strategic organizational planning for Self-Help's development and growth in the South and West Sides of Chicago and parts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He also said that about five crore women are reaping the benefits of 4.5 million self-help groups which have been made for them.
Speaking on the occasion of launching ceremony of these self-help groups, the chief guest Bilal Ahmed Butt, Commissioner Multan appreciated the initiative and said, 'We all need to make a collective effort to promote the well-being of special persons as they have full potential to accomplish great milestones for Pakistan globally.
Dubbed "suitable for perusal by persons suffering from almost complete obliteration of the mental faculties," by socialist Robert Tressell, Self-Help went on to sell 20,000 copies in its first year.