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Posted Feb 13, 2019 The Royal Commission’s Effect on the Mortgage Broking Industry
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The recent Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services sector has thrown the mortgage broking industry into a state of disarray. The most immediate change which is proposed – the banning of trail commission – is enough to cause mortgage brokers, especially those less seasoned in the industry to consider leaving the industry […]

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Posted Jan 10, 2019 Property Law Update: January 2019
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As many return to work following the festive season, we would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on what you might have missed in the chaos leading up to Christmas. Land Tax Revenue NSW has advised that the s47 Certificates & Land Tax Thresholds for the year 2019 are: General Threshold: $692,000 […]

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Posted Nov 01, 2018 Property Pinot Pizza
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Networking and educational seminar for those looking at expanding their property portfolio. We will have our panel of experts discussing rentvesting, buying now to retire early, how to prepare to get approved for another mortgage, where to buy an investment property and more. Following the formal presentations we will have an informal chat over pizza […]

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Posted Oct 23, 2018 “Off the plan” and “digital savvy” property Bill introduced
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“This reform recognises that the property industry is moving towards a 100 per cent digital future.” The Hon. David Clarke, Second Reading Speech A new bill was introduced into Parliament on 16 October 2018 to provide off the plan protections for consumers and to smooth the way for fully electronic and paperless conveyancing transactions. New […]

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Posted Jul 26, 2018 eSignatures
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The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) says that electronic executions of contracts are valid so long as the signing party has authority and been identified properly.1 The principal international convention underpinning the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL) is the Model Law on Electronic Commerce (MLEC). The MLEC has, in part, been enacted in every jurisdiction […]

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