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Resources

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The Home Buyers Assistance Account

Established under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 to provide first home buyers with financial support (up to $2,000) towards the fees associated with settlement. Conditions to be met.

www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/home-buyers-assistance-account

Foreign Investment Review Board (F.I.R.B.)

Information and applications for F.I.R.B approval; If neither Buyer has permanent residency/citizenship best to check if you need to obtain F.I.R.B approval before signing that Offer and Acceptance- or least make your offer subject to F.I.R.B approval.

www.firb.gov.au

Home Indemnity Insurance

Building Commission;Selling a house within 7 years after obtaining a building licence $20k or more.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/home-indemnity-insurance

or Owners Builders check;

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/home-indemnity-insurance-owner-builders

Heritage Listings

http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au/

Jetty Licence enquiries

http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/

Information, advice and referrals

Legal Advice -looking for free legal advice try here. bookings usually required.

http://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/LegalAidServices/specialist/Pages/legal.aspx

Information about NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme)

For real estate information, about NRAS - investors government cash back

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Property/...and-other-taxation-issues/ or
https://www.dss.gov.au/...services/national-rental-affordability-scheme

Landgate, Information on Titles and Properties

www.landgate.wa.gov.au

Current turnaround times for document registration by Landgate;

https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/about-us/our-commitments/our-performance/turn-around-times

Personal Property Securities Register

Concerned about chattels in a property ($5k or more) that may have been sold to you with a debt?

http://www.ppsr.gov.au/Pages/ppsr.aspx

Real Estate

For real estate information, tips and advice.

www.firstwesternrealty.com.au or www.reiwa.com.au

RCD laws and what you need to know

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/EnergySafety/RCD/

Solar Panels and Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS)

The popularity of solar panels has been enhanced by the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) offered by energy retailer Synergy. REBS gives residents with solar panels a chance to make money by feeding excess power back into the grid. Synergy then pays customers for the excess power generated.

Synergy’s REBS contract has several important terms and conditions. Clause 9 is of particular importance to real estate agents selling a property with solar panels:

9.2 Synergy may terminate this contract at any time if any of the following occurs:

9.2.1 subject to clause 9.4, the customer sells or transfers or vacates the premises.

Clause 9.4 relates to owners leasing their premises, who may be able to obtain the consent of Synergy in certain circumstances to transfer the REBS contract to the tenant. However, the owner will still have certain obligations under the REBS contract.More information can be found on Synergy’s website.

http://www.synergy.net.au

Special Septic System or Aerobic Treatment Units (ATUs)

(ATUs) are self contained electrical wastewater (sewage) treatment systems for use on some properties that cannot be connected to the sewerage main. They are designed to receive and treat all household wastewater from the toilet, bathroom, kitchen and laundry.
Points to remember

  • ATU effluent is not suitable for contact or consumption.
  • Don’t dispose of medicines or large quantities of disinfectant down the toilet or sink.
  • ATUs must be serviced every three months by an approved person.
  • Owners are required to have a legal service agreement in place at all times.
  • It is illegal to alter the location or size of the ATU irrigation area without having approval to do so.

More Information:
http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Aerobic-treatment-units

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