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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....

Home Building Grant Schemes

5/8/2020
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General Update The contract date and commencement time frames are for the construction part of the schemes. The purchaser must have entered into the off-the-plan sales contract between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. Commonwealth Building must commence after 4 June 2020 and within 3 months after the building contract date (extensions of 3 months will be considered where the reasons for the delay are outside the control of the parties to the contract). State

Have you considered some Loan saving tips

7/8/2019
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It’s been two months since the RBA started cutting rates, here’s what you should have done by now Lucy Dean Yahoo Finance 6 August 2019 It’s been nine weeks since the Reserve Bank of Australia began its campaign of rate cuts, and if you haven’t been making the most of it, you’re looking at thousands of dollars down the drain. The RBA cut rates by 0.25 per cent both in June and July, bringing the official interest rate to a record low...

Brokers Bracing For Shake-up

6/2/2019
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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...

Foreign Buyers Duty Form required by all Buyers

18/1/2019
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On 1 January 2019, foreign transfer duty and foreign landholder duty came into effect by amending the Duties Act 2008. The additional 7% duty applies to acquisitions of residential property where the buyer or transferee are foreign persons, including foreign companies and trusts.What does this mean to you? Every buyer or transferee that acquires or purchases land in Western Australia is now required to complete and lodge a Foreign Transfer Duty Declaration Form within two months of executing the dutiable transaction.If you represent a...