Linda’s Publications

March 31st, 2015
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The Building Process Simplified: A Homeowners and Contractors Guide to Codes, Permits, and Inspections

If you’re a homeowner, contractor, or do-it-yourselfer that has ever needed to navigate a home project through code compliance, permits, and the inspection process, but felt intimidated by the complexity of it all, your resource is here. The Building Process Simplified is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide with an abundance of practical examples that clarify otherwise complicated code articles and approved processes. Coverage spans a broad range of topics, from code compliance and permits to the court process and zoning issues, making this a well-rounded, valuable resource for anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of home projects and their processes.

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The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms & Complaints

A must-have for the desk of every successful building inspector, as well as the technicians that assist them, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints provides a practical guide through the tools and techniques of accurate, consistent, and efficient code violation documentation. From filing charges for non-compliance to obtaining administrative search warrants to condemning unsafe properties, inspectors today need to be able to pursue violations in an appropriate manner, but are often required to do so with minimal legal training. This valuable resource fills this gap by offering a complete set of the notices, letters, complaints, and other documents that are critical to the effective enforcement of the most common problems facing inspectors today.

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The Fire Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms & Complaints

This groundbreaking new book offers fire inspectors, building code officials, and anyone in the field of building inspections a valuable resource that goes beyond understanding the codes to actually teaching how to enforce them. From filing charges for non-compliance to obtaining inspection search warrants to closing unsafe structures, inspectors today need to have effective documentation tools and skills to pursue fire code violators in an appropriate manner, but are often required to do so with minimal legal training. In response to this, The Fire Inspector’s Guide was developed, providing inspectors with a comprehensive set of the notices, letters, complaints and other documents that are critical to the effective enforcement of today’s most common problems and violations of the International Fire Code®. Also ideal for municipal attorneys who can use the included forms to draft legal documents, this book provides all the forms necessary to keep reporting accurate, consistent, and efficient.

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Building Official’s and Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms & Complaints

The Building Official’s and Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms & Complaints

Learn how to enforce the International Building Code® when violations occur, and to correctly write any document required by the job! This new book features a compilation of legal notices, letters, complaints, and other documents that inspectors can use for effective enforcement of the most common problems likely to be encountered in the field. In addition to the forms, valuable checklists help users follow the required steps in enforcement, and tables assist inspectors in better understanding the Code. Even if a municipality does not use the International Building Code, the documents in this book can be adapted for local use because they are so universal.

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Property Inspector's Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints

The Property Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms, and Complaints

Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property “by the book.” Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement.

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Illinois Criminal Practice & Procedure

Illinois Criminal Practice & Procedure

Covers the stages of criminal procedure chronologically, pinpointing timing and issue preservation. Also offers practice tips and strategic and tactical advice from experts in the area. A checklist accompanies every chapter, helping ensure that all essential elements are met. The more than 200 sample forms help you draft documents quickly, accurately, and with proper terminology.

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Reader Testimonials about “Illinois Criminal Practice & Procedure”:

“The two best features of this book are the checklist and forms. They provide an elementary framework for practice in the sometimes confusing area of criminal. This book will become a “how to manual” for those who rarely practice criminal law and a “road map” for those who practice in the field often.”

“This work is most comprehensive and complete. I recommend it strongly to those practitioners who handle a multiplicity of legal issues on a day -to day basis will find the relationship of the text to the suggested pretrial motions forms most helpful.”

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