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Buying & Selling in a Pandemic

17/4/2020
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Property Tips Buying & Selling in a Pandemic While buying or selling a property may not be high on everyone’s “to-do list”, there are many reasons and circumstances why property will continue to be bought and sold in the coming weeks and months. For the time being property professionals along with the government agencies who support the transfer of property are all open for business. If you are looking to buy or sell here’s what you need to know… Sellers...

Biosecurity and Agricultural Management (BAM) Act and Settlement

6/4/2020
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Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia’s defences against potentially devastating pests and diseases were strengthened with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) coming into effect on 1 May 2013. What the BAM Act does. The BAM Act and associated regulations were enacted on 1 May 2013. The new BAM Act takes the place of 16 older Acts and 27 sets of regulations with one Act and nine sets of regulations and enhances protection of the...

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...

What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for WA?

23/10/2019
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Last week the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018 was passed through both the upper and lower houses which will establish the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. This will enable the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) to give approximately 10,000 first home buyers per year, on low and middle incomes, the ability to purchase a home with a minimum deposit of five per cent instead of the current 20 per cent of the property’s value. While...