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What About WA

4/1/2019
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As the nation gears up for another federal election, REIWA is calling on all parties contesting the election to ensure Western Australia is given a voice during the setting of national policies. East-coast-centric policies do not have the desired effects here in the West. Time and time again we’ve seen WA overly relied upon when times are good and ignored when we are doing it tough. Recently, efforts to cool house prices in Sydney and Melbourne have negatively impacted the WA...


Settled into an apartment, Would you like to win a $1000 prepaid visa? Thanks to WA Apartment Advocacy

3/3/2019
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Settled into an apartment, WA Apartment Advocacy (WAAA) would like to speak to you! WAAA is doing its national research again and they are asking that we share the following message to any clients who recently settled on an apartment. The survey is completely confidential and they could win $1000 pre-paid visa card. As you know WAAA is the voice for people who choose to own and live in apartments and AICWA would like to lend our assistance. The message for...


Brokers Bracing For Shake-up

2/6/2019
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Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has delivered recommendations from the royal commission into financial misconduct that could see consumers forced to pay upfront mortgage broker fees. The recommendations for the radical shake-up to the broking industry was not unexpected, in early 2017 The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) conducted a “Review of mortgage broker remuneration”.READ MORE HERE These are the occasions when a peak body association has to advocate practical solutions that find a balance between its member’s interests and consumer expectations. The...


Changes to RCD Requirements

1/24/2019
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AICWA has contacted DMRIS to obtain additional information on the recent changes (Jan 1st, 2019)  so as to understand requirements for landlords, buyers and sellers.DMIRs previously advised that:   The 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) is now available. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. Previously in residences, all final sub-circuits supplying socket outlets and lights had to be protected with 30mA RCDs. In future, all final sub-circuits in residential...


Foreign Buyer Duty navigation.

1/24/2019
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Foreign Buyer DutyNavigating the expectations of buyers in understanding their requirement to remit foreign buyer duty is inevitable. The declaration must be made by the buyer and it is strongly advised that you do not assist buyers in making any determination on their behalf where there is any doubt.  Foreign individuals are classified as an individual who is not an Australian citizen, or does not hold a permanent or special category visa. In other words, if you are either (i) Australian citizen;...