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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...

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....

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...