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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...

Listed, Sold or buying a property market value of $2 mil. or over?-ATO clearance certificate is required!

26/7/2016
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Contracts dated 1 July 16 on wards, will have the new requirements on ALL transactions with market value of $2 million or over.  Unless the Seller provides an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) ‘clearance certificate’ for each registered proprietors name (matched to the title) to the buyer 2 business days prior to settlement (-timing subject to REIWA special condition).Then the Buyer must withhold 10% of the Purchase price (more specifically the ‘First element of the cost base’-Capital Gains Tax defined term)...

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,...

News from First Title: Claims Chronicles – May 2016

20/5/2016
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What happened? Our client purchased an original 1950s style home in SA with the intent of demolishing it and building their dream home. The client exchanged contracts and began to prepare plans for their new home. Shortly after settlement, the client submitted plans to the Council to construct their dream home. The plans were rejected by Council on the basis of a proposed heritage listing, which was applied just prior to settlement. The client was in shock and immediately contacted...

Electrical Safety Certificates vs Electrical Condition Reports

10/4/2016
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The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) have previously published information regarding the issuing of electrical safety certificates.  NECA has received confirmation via email from the Department of Commerce stating the following:“Safety certificates are not to be issued unless it is installation work as described in the Electrical (licensing) regulations 1991 section 52B. Going to a property and ensuring correct operation and that the premises complies to the legislation is not installation work. The form is an official certificate and...

WA Set To Move Ahead With Strata Legislation Overhaul

20/1/2016
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On the cusp of strata reform, Community title might affect you and your strata titled property. By Phil McCarroll | 19 Jan 2016 08:00 AM ​The overhaul of legislation covering strata agreements in Western Australia would be a positive for the state, according to property professionals and lobby groups. The overhaul has been in the pipeline for a number of years, with the reform and consultation process beginning in 2013, but a statement on the Landgate (Western Australian Land Information Authority) website claims...