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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...

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...

WA Duplicate Titles are still going -TLA amended

17/6/2022
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Further streamlining to conveyancing in WA as amendments pass Parliament The passing of the Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2021 (TLAA) in Parliament yesterday (16-06-2022) will further improve and streamline conveyancing in Western Australia, as the state continues to advance electronic conveyancing. Once brought into effect, the amended Transfer of Land Act 1893 will:• Remove duplicate certificates of title from WA’s titling system • Enable the service of notices electronically• Clarify the definition of counterpart documentsThe TLAA provisions will take...