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9/6/2016
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This article in New Zealand seems to indicate a growing trend… So might be worth considering for your lease between tenants and part of your contractual purchase conditions… Q+A: What you need to know about methamphetamine contaminationA unit in a Housing New Zealand complex in Panmure is decontaminated after methamphetamine tested positive.Houses contaminated through the cooking or smoking of methamphetamine is a growing issue in New Zealand.Just one session smoking the Class A drug, also known as P or Ice,...

News from First Title: Claims Chronicles – May 2016

20/5/2016
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What happened? 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...

FOREIGN RESIDENT CAPITAL GAINS – WITHHOLDING OBLIGATIONS BRIEF FOR REAL ESTATE &/ SETTLEMENT AGENTS- AFFECTS ALL REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS $2 MILLION OR MORE INCLUDING AGGREGATED DEALS

21/4/2016
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Legislation will take effect as of July 1st 2016 requiring that ALL real property transactions over $2m be assessed to determine what (if any) Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability exists. ​There are many different scenarios which include multiple buyers or sellers and variations to the amount held.In circumstances where there are multiple buyers (ie. A farmer has sold his farm off in separate lots) but the aggregated market value is over $2 million, the Seller will be required to provide a clearance certificate. If not each Buyer...

Free computer recycling

19/4/2016
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Thanks to Lee Sanders from CCP.com.au for the tip…​The government is paying to have your electronic junk recycled!They’ve even created a handy map of where you can drop it off for re-cycling at no cost to you! The national television and computer recycling scheme with the aim of recycling 80% of e-waste by 2022. There are more details about the scheme here. Rather than throwing that old computer, TV or other electronic junk in the bin, drop it off for recycling. Or you...

Electrical Safety Certificates vs Electrical Condition Reports

10/4/2016
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The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) have previously published information regarding the issuing of electrical safety certificates.  NECA has received confirmation via email from the Department of Commerce stating the following:“Safety certificates are not to be issued unless it is installation work as described in the Electrical (licensing) regulations 1991 section 52B. Going to a property and ensuring correct operation and that the premises complies to the legislation is not installation work. The form is an official certificate and...

Remain vigilant

8/4/2016
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Reminder to stay vigilantAICWA 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: Attached Zip Files Email addresses that do not match the sender’s details. Typically the sender’s email address will have the name of the company/agency Trust...

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