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More Paper Forms for Buyers to complete post 1/1/19

19/12/2018
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Foreign Buyers DutyFor transactions executed on or after 1 January 2019, an additional 7% duty will be chargeable on the dutiable value of certain acquisitions of residential property by foreign buyers.Each person acquiring land in Western Australia must complete a foreign buyers declaration form HERE declaring whether they are a foreign person.The Online Duties system will be modified to allow self-assessment of most dutiable transactions that are chargeable with foreign buyers duty.Residential property For the purposes of the foreign buyers duty, residential property...

New Joint Form of General Conditions-2018

2/12/2018
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REIWA are updating their 2011 Standard General Conditions that accompany their Offer and Acceptance Contracts. As of 13/2/18 we are advised the New 2018 Joint Form of General Conditions will be made available from their REIWA office or by license from PrintForce. REIWA are offering courses for the Real Estate industry to update themselves on the changes; Understand how the changes to JFGC will impact the following: Final inspections, the rectification of defects before settlement and the ramifications of unrepaired...

Who’s responsible: The insurance pitfall at Airbnbs

22/11/2018
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21 November 2018 Sharon Fox-SlaterWhile the Airbnb juggernaut seems to show no signs of slowing, hosts are risking their finances by failing to ensure they have legal liability insurance. The tragic death of a 4-year-old boy and the injury of a 7-year-old girl, who were playing on a homemade swing when it toppled down a slope at a property being rented via Airbnb on the Sunshine Coast in September, raised a question about legal liability at Airbnbs. The incidents shone a...

Non-Compliant Building Work?

24/10/2018
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Are your Clients protected against the risk of Non-Compliant Building Work? By Paul Watkins,  General Counsel, Australia  Stewart TitleThe enforcement powers of Local Authorities to issue building notices and building orders for unapproved building work is a risk which is well known among settlement agents in Western Australia. However, the issue of non-compliant building work also poses a significant risk, particularly as purchasers and their settlements agents may be lulled into a false sense of security if the Orders & Requisitions...

User pay model is a hit.

15/10/2018
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Due to the popularity of our spring special, we are changing our pricing structure away from the Antiquated Settlement Scale Fee and adopting a fairer ‘user pay’ model. The move to a fairer ‘user pay’ pricing model- uses a competitive base Settlement Fee set for the basic straight forward Property Sale and Purchase based on market value price brackets, with capped surcharges applicable as required, rather than apply an excessive hourly rate for the ‘outside of normal’/additional work. Settlement Fee...

Foreign Buyers Duty Surcharge

10/10/2018
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CIRCULAR 17 DUTIES ACT 2008 Foreign Buyers Duty The Duties Amendment (Additional Duty for Foreign Persons) Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) was second read into Parliament on 13 June 2018. The Bill operates to amend the Duties Act 2008 (‘Duties Act’) to impose additional duty on certain transactions involving foreign persons or entities acquiring residential property in Western Australia.These amendments are subject to the passing of the Bill by Parliament and the granting of Royal Assent. The changes are proposed to come into effect on 1 January...

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