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SCAM ALERT – Did that person, really send you that?

19/9/2017
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In what is suspected to be a “man in the middle scam”, funds were unwittingly deposited by a purchaser into an east coast bank account in the lead up to a settlement and then transferred by the scammers to an overseas account resulting in a significant loss of $557,000. Typically, this type of scam will occur when the contents of person’s private emails are accessed and details of future financial transactions are seized upon by scammers. Victims will be contacted...

Overseas witness and ID verification of Landgate Documents

15/9/2017
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THE REGISTRAR OF TITLES’ WITNESSING AND IDENTITY VERIFICATIONREQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER OF LAND DOCUMENTS EXECUTED BY THETRANSFEROR(S) OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIAAn example of documents requiring a qualified witness; Application for Lost TitleApplication by Personal RepresentativeTransfer of LandWhen a client is overseas, the witnessing and verification of identity must be by consular officials, so be aware some travel may be required in order to attend an Australian Embassy or Consulate to have documents witnessed and certified. Some relevant information for Overseas SellersLandgate (The...

Verified ID to include Buyers & Caveats starting 28/8/17

22/8/2017
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All parties of a Landgate Transfer or Caveat (including withdrawal) documents will need to have verified ID starting 28 August 2017 but in full compliance by 28 February 2018. Self represented parties Verified ID will have an increased cost to consider from 28/8/17. bulletin_no_299.pdf Download File Change to Registrar and Commissioner of Titles’ Joint Practice: Verification of Identity and Authority – fraud mitigationAs foreshadowed and as part of their fraud mitigation strategy, the Western Australian Commissioner of Titles and the...

Suspect a water leak, How to detect it & what to do…

11/8/2017
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Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money! How can I detect a leak?To conduct a leak detection test yourself, follow these simple steps:Step 1: Ensure no water is being used in your house (turn off all water appliances, such as washing machines and evaporative air conditioners).Step 2: Read the black and red numbers on your meter. Record the black numbers from left to right. The black...

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