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Moving or relocating across WA regions -travel exemption COVID-19

1/4/2020
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Due to the COVID-19 state regional restrictions as of midnight 31/3/2020 (https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/03/WA-travel-restrictions-come-into-place-from-midnight-Tuesday.aspx) if you are moving across regions to travel to your new home… Clients Who Are Relocating Across Regions BOUNDARY CHECK https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/AboutMainRoads/News/Pages/COVID-19.aspx UPDATE 01/04/2020:AICWA have been advised that anyone wishing to travel across regions, including people relocating must send any requests for travel exemptions to SOCC.covid19smail@police.wa.gov.au  

Can a Deceased Joint Tenant Buyer Or (minor) under age of 18 – be e-settled within scope in WA?

16/1/2020
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Question: Can a Minor, or Deceased Joint Tenant Buyer – be settled within an e-settlement scope in WA? A: You may know that the Client Authorisation Form (CAF) immediately ends upon the death of that client (except in South Australia -ref https://www.arnecc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/698718/MPR-Guidance-Note-1-Client-Authorisation.pdf). Office of State Revenue (OSR) using Revenue-On-Line (ROL) might have an issue with an incompletely signed substituted buyer form. Unless the surviving Joint-Tenant is able to execute for the deceased and provide the Death certificate as evidence with...

WA Certificates of Title to become redundant

27/11/2019
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How the WA State Government is making it easier for property owners to fast track their settlements and refinancing The WA state government via Landgate has put forward a bill that has made your PAPER Duplicate Certificate of Title (record of your property ownership) invalid. What does this mean for WA property owners? The proposal is to make e-conveyancing or digital settlements and refinances easier for those people that have lost their duplicate Certificate of Titles. Previously clients without these...

Foreign Buyer Duty navigation.

24/1/2019
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Foreign Buyer DutyNavigating the expectations of buyers in understanding their requirement to remit foreign buyer duty is inevitable. The declaration must be made by the buyer and it is strongly advised that you do not assist buyers in making any determination on their behalf where there is any doubt.  Foreign individuals are classified as an individual who is not an Australian citizen, or does not hold a permanent or special category visa. In other words, if you are either (i) Australian citizen;...

2018/2019 Landgate regulated fee and commercial (non-regulated) price increases

6/1/2019
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Regulated products and services From 1 July 2018, Landgate’s regulated fees are due to increase approximately 1.5 per cent,in line with the average forecast rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The proposed fees are available on our website. Please be aware these are subject toapproval from the Governor in Executive Council and publishing in the Government Gazette. The final fee schedule will be on Landgate’s website as soon as this approval is received. Commercial (non-regulated) products and services From 1...

More Paper Forms for Buyers to complete post 1/1/19

19/12/2018
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Foreign Buyers DutyFor transactions executed on or after 1 January 2019, an additional 7% duty will be chargeable on the dutiable value of certain acquisitions of residential property by foreign buyers.Each person acquiring land in Western Australia must complete a foreign buyers declaration form HERE declaring whether they are a foreign person.The Online Duties system will be modified to allow self-assessment of most dutiable transactions that are chargeable with foreign buyers duty.Residential property For the purposes of the foreign buyers duty, residential property...