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Statutory Declarations Act 1959 Update

8/1/2024
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Statutory Declarations Act 1959 Update allows Electronic signature with video witnessing, or via myGov platform. From 1 January 2024, the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 (the Act) will change so as to provide three ways to make a Commonwealth statutory declarations: • conventional paper-based execution involving wet-ink signatures and in-person witnessing • electronic execution by applying electronic signatures, with witnessing conducted by video link (for example, over zoom or skype) • digital execution using the myGov platform that authenticates the declarant’s...

Looking to Buy a house- consider pre-contract Building Inspection before sign on the line

23/3/2023
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Under the current normal Buying a property process in WA, a buyer will sign a contract -also known as an Offer and Acceptance (O&A) to buy a House, Land, or Strata lot, and they may include as a condition their desire for a Building Inspection or Survey done, usually at their own cost, after it goes unconditional. The standard REIWA annexure if included in the negotiation of the O&A allows for a Pre-purchase Building Inspection. However, it is usually limited...

Open Letter to Listing Agents- Tips for a Smooth Sailing contract.

16/3/2023
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WITHOUT PREJUIDICE;To whom it may concern ON THE PATH TO EXCELLENCE; This is an open letter to EVERY SINGLE LISTING REAL ESTATE AGENT to PLEASE just get a Building &/Timber Inspections completed at the time of listing a property, so then a Buyer can be provided said reports BEFORE putting in an offer so they are fully aware of what they are buying and then ZERO contracts would be conditional upon having those weird Inspectors from other states where the...