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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 (within WA) 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 & https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-regional-travel-restrictions 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...

How to Zip and password protect your email attachments

12/8/2019
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A1 Conveyancing encourages you to stay secure online. Handy Article on how to password protect your email attachments.     Create Password Protect Zip File in Mac By Xyla, Last updated: April 29, 2019 Having a password protect on all the zip files on your Mac is not actually a difficult thing to do. This method will not require you to have any add-ons or you do not have to download anything. Instead of this, you can just easily use...

Have you considered some Loan saving tips

7/8/2019
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It’s been two months since the RBA started cutting rates, here’s what you should have done by now Lucy Dean Yahoo Finance 6 August 2019 It’s been nine weeks since the Reserve Bank of Australia began its campaign of rate cuts, and if you haven’t been making the most of it, you’re looking at thousands of dollars down the drain. The RBA cut rates by 0.25 per cent both in June and July, bringing the official interest rate to a record low...

Brokers Bracing For Shake-up

6/2/2019
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Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has delivered recommendations from the royal commission into financial misconduct that could see consumers forced to pay upfront mortgage broker fees. The recommendations for the radical shake-up to the broking industry was not unexpected, in early 2017 The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) conducted a “Review of mortgage broker remuneration”.READ MORE HERE These are the occasions when a peak body association has to advocate practical solutions that find a balance between its member’s interests and consumer expectations. The...