Foreign Investment Review Board – What a Foreign Buyer needs to know

Foreign Investment Review Board Approval (FIRB)- What you need to know when buying This applys to all Foreign Non Residents, as well as all Temporary Residents: They are Required to notify FIRB of any proposed acquisition of residential real estate and gain approval notice. Applications are required for a specific property, this means they can…

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What you need to know when selling a tenanted property

When selling a rental property that has tenants in place a few extra steps need to be considered. Here are four things that sellers and agents can do to help minimise the chance of delays during settlement of a tenanted property. 1. Include a special condition on your offer and acceptance contract that clearly identifies…

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Changing the Tenancy on your Title (Tenants in Common or Joint Tenants)

For a start what is the difference between Tenants in Common and Joint Tenants? Joint tenants possess a right of survivorship, that is, the interest of a deceased joint tenant passes to the surviving joint tenant(s). Tenants in common do not possess a right of survivorship and on their death their interest (a percentage or…

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Stamp Duty information on First Home Buyers Rates

Stamp Duty information on First Home Buyers Rates DUTIES For House As at 3 July 2014 the First Home Owner Rate of Duty applies to a dutiable transaction with a dutiable value of up to $530,000 for house and land (Established Homes) Dutiable Value Rate of Duty $0 – $430,000 Nil $430,001 – $530,000 $19.19…

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How and when to apply for your First Home Buyers Grant

How & When to Apply for your First Home Buyers Grant Applications may be lodged through an Approved Agent / Financial Institution or with the Office of State Revenue. once a contract to purchase is signed once a contract to build a home has been signed and dated by all parties as an owner-builder, when…

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Eligibility for the First Home Buyers Grant

To be eligible for the FHOG, applications must satisfy the following eligibility criteria: Each applicant must be a natural person (i.e. not a company or trust). Each applicant must be 18 years of age or over at the commencement date of the eligible transaction At least one of the applicants must be an Australian citizen…

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First Home Buyers Grant

First Home Buyers Grant  – What is the grant? The FHOG Scheme is fully funded by the Western Australian Government and administered by the Office of State Revenue. The scheme was established to offset the higher housing costs associated for first time buyers Grant amounts $10,000.00 first home owners purchasing or building a new home…

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Crown Land Transfers

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Transferring property to a related party? what you need to know

The transfer of land ownership within a family – even an extended one – is relatively simple and we understand that naturally you may wish to minimize costs to help your loved ones.  That is why it’s vital that you give this responsibility to someone like myself, who’s fully familiar with the Stamp Duties act.…

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Verification of Identity

It is required by law to provide 100 point proof of identity. We must conduct this face to face with you at South West Property settlements or it can be done at an authorized Australia post outlet. We will provide you with a list of proof of identify documents that can be used for example…

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Stamp Duty Assessments

Transfer Duty is a general revenue tax imposed on all transfers, agreements to sell Real Estate and property purchases in Western Australia. A contract becomes dutiable immediately after it has been signed (executed) by all parties and must be lodged within two months of the date of execution, unless the contract is a ‘General Conditional…

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Lost Title

Lost Title? We can prepare and lodge an application for a replacement Duplicate Certificate of Title (duplicate title) in the case where your Title has been lost, destroyed or stolen. Things we will need from you include but are not limited to: Your full details, address and occupation, details of where the Title may have…

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From Probate to applying to change the Title into the Executors name – Application by personal representative

If your loved one has passed and you need to transfer the property into the executors name or beneficiary I will help you and your family through this difficult period.   When a sole proprietor/owner, or a proprietor owning a share as tenant in common, passes away. The effect of this application is to show…

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New Title Application following a subdivision or amalgamation

When do we come into the process for you? The whole process from start to finish can be lengthy I will explain as follows: The initial stages a developer will carry out their due diligence and find out what the land is suitable for what can be done with it (ie Strata, survey-strata or green…

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New Subdivision Applications

So Whether you’re planning a land subdivision, a strata subdivision, a multi-unit project, Amalgamation of land (joining land to make one Title) and disposition of title (for share of ownership when the new Titles issue) a low-rise apartment building, or need to subdivide a property in Busselton and the South West, talk to me, I…

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Has your Spouse passed on? Deceased Estates – Application by Survivor

If your loved one has passed away and you need to update your Title with Landgate – At South West Property Settlements we will help you through this process. As the surviving party on the property title where ownership was shown as joint tenants, I will help you through this difficult time and assist with…

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Family Transfers

There are many ways to transfer property to a related party and family member. A full offer and acceptance contract is not generally required, we will disucss with all parties so as to understand what requirements and unique circumstances are involved. Following that we will: Conduct the relevant title searches, Prepare the Transfer of Land…

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Strata Plans

There is a lot involved when it comes to ‘Strata’ properties, I encourage buyers to do their full research before buying to be aware of ownership, rules and costs. Strata title ‘types’ can be: residential commercial retail mixed use – ie retail and/or commercial and/or residential serviced apartments retirement villages caravan parks resorts Strata title…

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Specialising in all aspects of Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Rural Settlements

All aspects of Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Rural Settlements:     Jessica O’Malley is the Licensee for South West Property Settlements your conveyancing professional PO BOX 1313 BUSSELTON WA 6280 ph: (08) 6188 1280 | m: 0402 585 726 email: jess@conveyancing.pro alternate email: jess@settled.at

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Jessica O’Malley

Principal - Licensee Mobile: 0402 585 726
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