Categories for Title

New type of Title, what is a Leasehold scheme, Title, and Reversionary interest

27/5/2020
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The introduction of the new Strata Title Act Amendment has led to the creation of Leasehold Schemes and Titles in WA. A leasehold scheme includes a subdivided underlying title with a reversionary interest and leasehold strata titles. A Leasehold Title is a portion of the subdivided land that acts the same as a freehold parcel for the duration of the leasehold scheme (20-99 years). Reversionary interest relates to the right of the owner of the underlying title. It allows them...

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...

Transfer of Land Act brings changes

12/6/2018
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The amendments to the TLA have achieved a second reading in Parliament.This Bill aims to amend three key areas of the Transfer of Land Act 1893 (TLA). It:1. Modifies the definition of counterpart documents to improve the processing of mortgages electronically;2. Enables electronic service of many types of notice under the TLA; and3. Removes duplicate certificates of title from the conveyancing process, resulting in greater ability to conduct land transactions in a fully electronic environment.In its submission to Landgate AICWA called for...

GST Withholding – buyer of newly constructed homes & new subdivision properties.

25/1/2018
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Makes me laugh that “the Federal Government will strengthen compliance” BY MAKING OTHER PEOPLE DO THEIR JOB!!!! Yet another coming tax trap for buyers of new properties. GST Withholding.From 1 July 2018, the Federal Government will strengthen compliance with the Goods & Service Tax (GST) law by requiring purchasers of newly constructed residential properties or new subdivisions to remit the GST directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as part of settlement. Under the current law (where the GST is included in...