Immanent Settlement; Have you discovered an issue, like damage or some defect that IS covered under your contract at the final inspection?
After recommending Legal Advice (since we are not lawyers). Often the quickest & cleanest way forward with a pending settlement is to arrange a “Payment in lieu” variation.
Something along the lines of;
The AICWA will this weekend kick off its summer radio advertising campaign on Harvey Deegan’s “talking property” on 6PR 882. Those familiar with the show will know it’s one of the most popular programs on property. REIWA, Landgate and a host of property experts including our very own John Clarey regularly take to the airwaves to answer questions.
Hear the ad campaign HERE
The Radio ad is aimed at driving listeners (and their family & friends) to use our “Find a Conveyancer” search engine. We want to drive referrals to our Members.
Over the coming weeks we will monitor web visits to determine the effectiveness of the campaign. In 2017 we hope to announce some awesome news on how we will expand on our ability to drive referrals to you. As an AICWA member we owe it to you!
Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money!
'Talking property', link to previous POD cast including 6/8/16 talking about Title Insurance :)
#A1Conveyancing #SettlementsWA #SettlementAgent
Reminder to stay vigilant
AICWA Members continue to be plagued by scammers looking to have their malicious malware and trojan viruses infect your computer. These emails can seem to originate from credible sources but after careful examination all is not as it appears to be!
Things to be on the lookout when receiving an email are:
Source: AICWA Newsletter 4 August 2016
Client not on notice of proposed heritage listing
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 their conveyancer.
What did First Title do?
On assessment of the claim, it was revealed the conveyancer and the client were not on notice of the proposed heritage listing of the property as the certificates from Council relied on were not up to date. First Title engaged a lawyer and expert heritage architect in support of an application seeking to overturn the proposed heritage listing.
What was the resolution?
First Title accepted the claim pursuant to its 'heritage cover' on the basis that the client was not on notice that the house was heritage listed. First Title paid for all costs associated with successfully overturning the proposed heritage listing, including legal and expert evidence fees.
Total payment exceeded $11,000
Registration Gap - Third Party Claim
One day after purchasing his home in WA, our client learned he could not become the registered owner of his property due to a third party claim. Our client was informed by his conveyancer that the stepchildren of the vendor registered a testamentary right to his property. The children claimed they were gifted the property in their mother's will. The children refused to remove their interest in the land unless they were given money from the sale of our client's property.
What did First Title do?
On assessment of the claim, it was revealed the conveyancer and the client were not on notice of a potential third party interest in the property. First Title engaged a lawyer to ensure our client would become the registered owner of the property and to put the potential interest of the vendor's stepchildren in the property to rest.
What was the resolution?
First Title accepted the claim pursuant to its 'registration gap' coverage on the basis that between settlement and registration of our client's transfer to our client's name another interest was registered on the property title. First Title paid for all costs associated with successfully settling the dispute over the client's property through mediation.
Payment to date exceeds $20,000
For more information on First Title's insurance options call us on
1300 362 178. Alternatively, you can visit our website.
Source: email News from First Title: Claims Chronicles - May 2016
Watch this presentation for an overview of the proposed strata reforms.
The WA Government has given Landgate responsibility for delivering reforms to Western Australia's Strata Titles Act 1985.
The proposed reforms aim to provide more flexible and sustainable housing options to benefit developers, strata owners, investors, residents and tenants. They aim to improve the way strata schemes work but not to change current strata owners' land titles and boundaries.
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