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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....

Looking to Buy a house- consider pre-contract Building Inspection before sign on the line

23/3/2023
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Under the current normal Buying a property process in WA, a buyer will sign a contract -also known as an Offer and Acceptance (O&A) to buy a House, Land, or Strata lot, and they may include as a condition their desire for a Building Inspection or Survey done, usually at their own cost, after it goes unconditional. The standard REIWA annexure if included in the negotiation of the O&A allows for a Pre-purchase Building Inspection. However, it is usually limited...

WA Duplicate Titles are still going -TLA amended

17/6/2022
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Further streamlining to conveyancing in WA as amendments pass Parliament The passing of the Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2021 (TLAA) in Parliament yesterday (16-06-2022) will further improve and streamline conveyancing in Western Australia, as the state continues to advance electronic conveyancing. Once brought into effect, the amended Transfer of Land Act 1893 will:• Remove duplicate certificates of title from WA’s titling system • Enable the service of notices electronically• Clarify the definition of counterpart documentsThe TLAA provisions will take...