Author Archives for Damien McDonnell

Moving or relocating across WA regions -travel exemption COVID-19

4/1/2020
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Due to the COVID-19 state regional restrictions as of midnight 31/3/2020 (https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/03/WA-travel-restrictions-come-into-place-from-midnight-Tuesday.aspx) if you are moving across regions to travel to your new home… Clients Who Are Relocating Across Regions BOUNDARY CHECK https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/AboutMainRoads/News/Pages/COVID-19.aspx UPDATE 01/04/2020:AICWA have been advised that anyone wishing to travel across regions, including people relocating must send any requests for travel exemptions to SOCC.covid19smail@police.wa.gov.au  


Can a Deceased Joint Tenant Buyer Or (minor) under age of 18 – be e-settled within scope in WA?

1/16/2020
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Question: Can a Minor, or Deceased Joint Tenant Buyer – be settled within an e-settlement scope in WA? A: You may know that the Client Authorisation Form (CAF) immediately ends upon the death of that client (except in South Australia -ref https://www.arnecc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/698718/MPR-Guidance-Note-1-Client-Authorisation.pdf). Office of State Revenue (OSR) using Revenue-On-Line (ROL) might have an issue with an incompletely signed substituted buyer form. Unless the surviving Joint-Tenant is able to execute for the deceased and provide the Death certificate as evidence with...


WA Certificates of Title to become redundant

11/27/2019
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How the WA State Government is making it easier for property owners to fast track their settlements and refinancing The WA state government via Landgate has put forward a bill that has made your PAPER Duplicate Certificate of Title (record of your property ownership) invalid. What does this mean for WA property owners? The proposal is to make e-conveyancing or digital settlements and refinances easier for those people that have lost their duplicate Certificate of Titles. Previously clients without these...


What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for WA?

10/23/2019
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Last week the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018 was passed through both the upper and lower houses which will establish the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. This will enable the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) to give approximately 10,000 first home buyers per year, on low and middle incomes, the ability to purchase a home with a minimum deposit of five per cent instead of the current 20 per cent of the property’s value. While...