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REIWA Announcement 2022 Contract (O&A) & JFGC

22/6/2022
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Updates to the Joint Form and Offer and AcceptanceThe 2022 General Conditions and the new contract for the sale of land have been released today.The Offer and Acceptance has also been updated with a revised format that will be easier to use.The amended finance condition permits the buyer to apply for finance through a lender or a mortgage broker. The mortgage broker has the ability to provide notification of finance approval, non-approval or rejection.All forms that have referred to the...

COVID annexure or variation

1/2/2021
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During the uncertainty of COVID lockdown, REIWA has a COVID annexure to cover the most limited initial COVID Events. This may be added as an “Annexure” to contract before it is accepted, but after acceptance, it would need to be signed by all parties of the contract as a “Variation” ie Seller & Buyer of Property Address, Contract Dated DD/MM/YYYY agree to vary the contract by incorporating the labeled COVID Annexure Z; Signed & Dated: Seller X Buyer Y. Feel...

New Joint Form of General Conditions-2018

2/12/2018
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REIWA are updating their 2011 Standard General Conditions that accompany their Offer and Acceptance Contracts. As of 13/2/18 we are advised the New 2018 Joint Form of General Conditions will be made available from their REIWA office or by license from PrintForce. REIWA are offering courses for the Real Estate industry to update themselves on the changes; Understand how the changes to JFGC will impact the following: Final inspections, the rectification of defects before settlement and the ramifications of unrepaired...

Non-Compliant Building Work?

24/10/2018
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Are your Clients protected against the risk of Non-Compliant Building Work? By Paul Watkins,  General Counsel, Australia  Stewart TitleThe enforcement powers of Local Authorities to issue building notices and building orders for unapproved building work is a risk which is well known among settlement agents in Western Australia. However, the issue of non-compliant building work also poses a significant risk, particularly as purchasers and their settlements agents may be lulled into a false sense of security if the Orders & Requisitions...

Changes to REIWA General Conditions in 2018

21/2/2018
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Some highlighted changes to the 2018 version of Joint Form of General Conditions (JFGC), might mean that you could see some differences to the 2011 JFGC. Please note, we are not lawyers and are merely relaying some discussions as generically covered in an industry forum. The biggest concern was the ‘Lawyers picnic’ referenced as clause 9.3, where opposing lawyers could argue just about any outcome they desired, for a breach of warranty. Service by email still needed to be ‘signed’...