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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...

Breaking News: RTA reforms introduced to Parliament

29/11/2023
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Hi Damien The Cook Government introduced a Bill to Parliament this afternoon regarding the planned reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act announced in May. I would like to make it clear that this is an Amendment Bill and the changes are what we have expected and previously communicated. There are many details, such as those regarding modifications, that still have to be prescribed by Regulations and we continue to engage with the Government on these matters. In general, the Bill covers: Banning rent bidding...

WA Duplicate Certificate of Title gets expiry date.

10/5/2023
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As advised in CIB 392 on 22 November 2022, Duplicate Certificates of Title (Duplicate Titles) will no longer be used from August 2023. On 7 August 2023, Duplicate Titles will be removed from the land conveyancing process in Western Australia. This is part of the changes made by the Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2022 and aligns WA with ongoing advancements in electronic conveyancing around Australia. Please note that current registration requirements continue to apply for all documents lodged until the changes take effect....

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...