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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...

Landgate require Verified ID & Authority for Buyers & Caveators

31/1/2018
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CIB 305 Change to Western Australian Registrar and Commissioner of Titles’ Joint Practice: Verification of Identity and Authority – fraud mitigation  31 January 2018 As foreshadowed and as part of their fraud mitigation strategy, the Western Australian Commissioner of Titles and the Registrar of Titles have updated their Joint Practice for Verification of Identity and Authority (VOI Practice) for paper-based transactions. The updated VOI Practice more closely aligns to the requirements for national electronic transactions.  The changes seek to improve...

SCAM ALERT – Did that person, really send you that?

19/9/2017
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In what is suspected to be a “man in the middle scam”, funds were unwittingly deposited by a purchaser into an east coast bank account in the lead up to a settlement and then transferred by the scammers to an overseas account resulting in a significant loss of $557,000. Typically, this type of scam will occur when the contents of person’s private emails are accessed and details of future financial transactions are seized upon by scammers. Victims will be contacted...

Property withholding rules explained

17/7/2017
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Some quick facts you need to know: All contracts of sale signed on or after July 1st 2017 where the consideration value is greater than or equal to $750k require a Clearance Certificate issued by the ATO. Failure to obtain a Clearance Certificate will require the purchaser’s agent (Conveyancer) to retain 12.5% of the sale price at settlement and remit funds to the ATO on the day of or shortly after settlement. General interest charge may be imposed on amounts...

Smoke Alarms 2018 Important Update

14/7/2017
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Is a Hard Wired Smoke Alarm Enough?We have written on the important topic of smoke alarms on numerous times in the past and it has always generated considerable interest. Key issues have included: What are the rules? When do they apply? Does it matter when the property was built? Battery or Hardwired? Interconnected? Transition Rules and compliance with which Australian Standard? Our previous blog dealt with the above issues so we are not going to cover them again here. You...

How to get ready for Autumn-Winter sale. Six Tips for Home improvement

3/2/2017
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With autumn here, now is the perfect time to make improvements around your home, and get your property in tiptop shape for winter. Here are some ideas for the to-do list. Repair Roof problemsSmall roof leaks will make it harder to keep your house warm in winter. Inspect your roof for damage (or have a professional do it) and fix any holes or gaps.Get your gutters in orderAutumn’s falling leaves look picturesque but can cause a problem for gutters and...