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2024-25 State Budget offers welcome support for first home buyers: REIWA

16/5/2024
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2024-25 State Budget offers welcome support for first home buyers: REIWA 9 May 2024 “REIWA CEO Cath Hart welcomed measures to support housing supply announced in the Cook Government’s first budget today.” REIWA CEO Cath Hart welcomed measures to support housing supply announced in the Cook Government’s first budget today, especially increased thresholds for the First Home Owner Transfer Duty Concession. “While there is no silver bullet to addressing the challenges WA’s housing market faces, we welcome the fact the...

Aboriginal Heritage Act 2021-New laws to take effect from 1 July 2023

26/6/2023
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The implementation of laws with respects to Aboriginal Heritage Act 2021 across WA in the coming weeks has highlighted disclosure concerns for the conveyancing industry which was raised by the AICWA back in 2022 following enquiries from members. The expectation of the Act is that current land owners and prospective buyers will need to carry out their own due diligence to determine their proximity to an Aboriginal heritage site before undertaking certain activities relating to moderate to high ground disturbing...

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....

Structural Defects Notice-Template

29/11/2022
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Need to serve Structural Defects Notice? Find the most suitable version, adjust it to suit your contract & needs- sample of your template may be found; https://www.inspectwa.org.au/static/media/12%20Structural%20Defects%20Notices.c0bab80e.pdf

REIWA Announcement 2022 Contract (O&A) & JFGC

22/6/2022
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Updates to the Joint Form and Offer and AcceptanceThe 2022 General Conditions and the new contract for the sale of land have been released today.The Offer and Acceptance has also been updated with a revised format that will be easier to use.The amended finance condition permits the buyer to apply for finance through a lender or a mortgage broker. The mortgage broker has the ability to provide notification of finance approval, non-approval or rejection.All forms that have referred to the...

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...