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Buying or selling a property: why does your conveyancer need to verify your identity?

By | 2018-11-05T12:37:56+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Penny's blog|

  In order to reduce the risk of title fraud, from 28 April 2014 the South Australian Registrar General implemented a policy where conveyancers, legal practitioners and mortgagees are responsible to verify their clients identity either by a face to face meeting or use an agent to do so. What do you need to provide? [...]

Meet Michelle Hendry

By | 2018-09-27T15:56:39+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Penny's blog|

  Let me introduce Michelle Hendry, Business Manager of Conveyancing Matters "I pride myself on understanding our clients’ businesses and their requirements and being able to provide commercial advice and solutions, which adds value to our clients.”​ Michelle Hendry joined the Property Matters Group in 2017 as Business Manager of Conveyancing Matters Pty Ltd with [...]

New GST Compliance for Property Sales

By | 2018-06-20T13:30:39+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Penny's blog|

  The new GST 'withholding" regime for sales of new residential properties and vacant residential lots will apply to contracts from 1 July 2018. Why The new measure was introduced to prevent developer companies from selling properties for a price that includes GST and then dissolving their business before they are liable to remit the [...]

Lands Titles Office announces 2018-2019 fees

By | 2018-06-04T07:13:48+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Penny's blog|

As the first day of winter arrives, the Lands Titles Office have released their 2018/19 financial year fees. Links to Fees and Charges can be accessed at www.sa.gov.au/landservices or see below for specific fee schedules. Transfer Registration Fees Guides to the fees applied to land transfers based on the value of the property being [...]

Professional conveyancing services versus DIY

By | 2017-11-22T12:00:50+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Penny's blog|

If you have never bought or sold property, you could be forgiven for assuming that legally transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer would be straightforward. And it is true that simple residential property transactions are unlikely to involve legal or financial complications. The majority of transactions, however, require the [...]

E-conveyancing in South Australia celebrates 1st year anniversary

By | 2017-07-14T22:35:32+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Penny's blog|

Pexa commenced in South Australia on July 4th 2016, and our team at Conveyancing Matters were privileged to be the first practitioners to lodge a caveat via the PEXA platform and also one the first practitioners to complete South Australia's first electronic settlement.  Electronic settlements have progressed in South Australia at a momentous rate together [...]

Risk management and real estate: Protecting your property purchase

By | 2017-06-05T20:29:05+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Penny's blog|

When you’ve finally found the perfect property, don’t let excitement take over. Take a step back and consider the potential risks involved in the purchase transaction and work with your conveyancer to ensure that those risks are minimised and/or that you are protected against them.   The principle of caveat emptor—let the buyer beware—applies to [...]

Land Titles Office announce 2017/18 fees

By | 2017-05-29T16:09:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Penny's blog|

As we near the end of the financial year, it's time to upload the latest Lands Titles Registration fees to your systems. The base registration fee will be $160 ( for example, used to register a discharge of mortgage and register a new mortgage), a Title Search $28.25 and Property Interest Report $290 (ex GST). [...]