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Suspect a water leak, How to detect it & what to do…

11/8/2017
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Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money! How can I detect a leak?To conduct a leak detection test yourself, follow these simple steps:Step 1: Ensure no water is being used in your house (turn off all water appliances, such as washing machines and evaporative air conditioners).Step 2: Read the black and red numbers on your meter. Record the black numbers from left to right. The black...

What do I do: Issues discovered at final inspection?

23/5/2017
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Immanent Settlement; Have you discovered an issue, like damage or some defect that IS covered under your contract at the final inspection?After recommending Legal Advice (since we are not lawyers). Often the quickest & cleanest way forward with a pending settlement is to arrange a “Payment in lieu” variation. Something along the lines of; “Seller:Buyer:Property address:Contract dated:______________________________________________________ The Seller and Buyer AGREE to vary the Contract as follows:- The Buyer accepts the listed item(s) {list or see attached} as discovered...

How to get ready for Autumn-Winter sale. Six Tips for Home improvement

3/2/2017
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With autumn here, now is the perfect time to make improvements around your home, and get your property in tiptop shape for winter. Here are some ideas for the to-do list. Repair Roof problemsSmall roof leaks will make it harder to keep your house warm in winter. Inspect your roof for damage (or have a professional do it) and fix any holes or gaps.Get your gutters in orderAutumn’s falling leaves look picturesque but can cause a problem for gutters and...

News from First Title: Claims Chronicles – May 2016

20/5/2016
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What happened? Our client purchased an original 1950s style home in SA with the intent of demolishing it and building their dream home. The client exchanged contracts and began to prepare plans for their new home. Shortly after settlement, the client submitted plans to the Council to construct their dream home. The plans were rejected by Council on the basis of a proposed heritage listing, which was applied just prior to settlement. The client was in shock and immediately contacted...

Free computer recycling

19/4/2016
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Thanks to Lee Sanders from CCP.com.au for the tip…​The government is paying to have your electronic junk recycled!They’ve even created a handy map of where you can drop it off for re-cycling at no cost to you! The national television and computer recycling scheme with the aim of recycling 80% of e-waste by 2022. There are more details about the scheme here. Rather than throwing that old computer, TV or other electronic junk in the bin, drop it off for recycling. Or you...

Landgate support for the recovery of communities affected by an eligible natural disaster in Western Australia.

22/1/2016
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Assistance during bushfire recoveryLandgate Media release: Thursday, 14 January 2016The State Government is providing assistance to property owners and South-West communities as they rebuild and recover from recent bushfires.Lands Minister Terry Redman said Landgate was providing duplicate Certificates of Titles which were lost or damaged during the fires, at no cost to applicants and will assist with property ownership details if requested.Landgate is also facilitating the re-pegging of property boundaries by re-establishing important infrastructure that provides location information.“Due to the scale...