Categories for Selling

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...

Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property

27/4/2018
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LCR 2018/D1Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property “Schedule 5 of Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces provisions that require a purchaser of certain types of real property to make a payment to the Commissioner that represents the GST payable by the vendor. As a consequence, the purchaser then does not have a liability to the vendor for that amount.  Subject to certain exclusions a purchaser’s liability...

Prior possession- Certainty of property access & move in date, but at what cost?

9/3/2018
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“Buyers can generally move into the property once settlement has taken place, unless the O̶ ̶&̶ ̶A̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶w̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶f̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶h̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶l̶l̶e̶r̶’̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶i̶d̶e̶n̶c̶e̶  Seller occupied as their ‘principal place of residence’ immediately prior to Settlement. If this is the case the seller may remain until noon on the day after settlement.However, buyers sometimes reach agreement with the seller to move into the property earlier than the settlement date. Buyers who are considering taking possession of a property...

How will you manage change in 2018?

13/2/2018
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How will you manage change in 2018? Are you ready for: e-Conveyancing? GST remittance? VOI for paper-based transactions? The new version of the Joint form of General Conditions? Property Reporting Online And that’s just in the next 6 months!  What will the rest of 2018 serve up to conveyancers?Don’t get left behind!AICWA is proud to have partnered with sponsors and key industry stakeholders to deliver a broad calendar of training events. We are committed to assisting you by delivering quality training outcomes...

Selling to someone who is Demolishing

17/1/2018
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Smoke Alarms DMIRS Bulletin #78 Smoke alarms in dwellings proposed for demolitionWestern Australia’s Building Regulations 2012 require owners of residential dwellings to have compliant smoke alarms installed prior to the sale, transfer of ownership, rent or hire of the dwelling.  Changes to the Regulations that come into effect on 22 January 2018 provide an exemption for owners who are transferring ownership to a person intending to demolish the dwelling.This means the current owner of a dwelling that is subject to transfer...

Launch of Property Reporting Online service

18/10/2017
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New Commonwealth Government legislation came into effect on 1 July 2017 requiring more information to be provided to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when ownership of a property changes. This applies to all buyers and sellers across Australia. The requirements are a COAG initiative to enable the ATO to develop consistent and comparable datasets in the national database, which will reduce tax error and increase tax compliance.   Every state and territory is implementing the data collection in accordance with individual...