Categories for Landlord

Changes to RCD Requirements

24/1/2019
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AICWA has contacted DMRIS to obtain additional information on the recent changes (Jan 1st, 2019)  so as to understand requirements for landlords, buyers and sellers.DMIRs previously advised that:   The 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) is now available. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. Previously in residences, all final sub-circuits supplying socket outlets and lights had to be protected with 30mA RCDs. In future, all final sub-circuits in residential...

Land Tax: that time of year.

10/5/2018
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Information for settlement agentsSource: 10/5/2018 Department of Finance website HERE“The formal billing schedule for land tax assessments is generally between October and December each year. As such, a ‘Certificate of Land Tax Charges’ issued prior to an assessment will always be an estimate.Consider whether any exemptions may apply to the property being sold. Single ownership rate of land taxA ‘Certificate of Land Tax Charges’ will include both the proportionate land tax and the single ownership figure. If you are a managing...

Suspect a water leak, How to detect it & what to do…

11/8/2017
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Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money! How can I detect a leak?To conduct a leak detection test yourself, follow these simple steps:Step 1: Ensure no water is being used in your house (turn off all water appliances, such as washing machines and evaporative air conditioners).Step 2: Read the black and red numbers on your meter. Record the black numbers from left to right. The black...

Interested in listening, ‘Talking property’

16/8/2016
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‘Talking property’, link to previous POD cast including 6/8/16 talking about Title Insurance 🙂#‎A1Conveyancing‬ ‪#‎SettlementsWA‬ ‪#‎SettlementAgent‬http://www.6pr.com.au/news/talking-property-for-summit-homes-group-20160131-gmhwwf.html

Something to consider…

9/6/2016
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This article in New Zealand seems to indicate a growing trend… So might be worth considering for your lease between tenants and part of your contractual purchase conditions… Q+A: What you need to know about methamphetamine contaminationA unit in a Housing New Zealand complex in Panmure is decontaminated after methamphetamine tested positive.Houses contaminated through the cooking or smoking of methamphetamine is a growing issue in New Zealand.Just one session smoking the Class A drug, also known as P or Ice,...

Foreign resident capital gains withholding payments

29/2/2016
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Background: The former government announced on 14 May 2013 that it would introduce a 10% non-final withholding tax on payments made to foreign residents that dispose of certain taxable Australian property. The Bill for this measure, introduced by the current Government has been passed and received Royal Assent on 25 February 2016. The new withholding regime will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2016. Broadly, where a foreign resident disposes of certain taxable Australian property, the purchaser will...