About Penny Erskine

Penny commenced work in Conveyancing Matters in 1992 as receptionist and has progressed through roles as conveyancer and Practice Manager to her current role as CEO.

Buying or selling a property with a price greater than $750,000

  Capital gains withholding: Impacts for foreign and Australian residents On 9 May 2017 the Federal Government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding rate and threshold.  The changes will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017. for real property disposals where the contract price is $750,000 and [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Penny's blog|0 Comments

Acquiring the keys to your kingdom

If you’ve ever been between homes, perhaps when heading overseas for an extended period, you may have experienced the strange feeling of being keyless. While that sensation can be partly one of freedom, it can also be one of loss and feeling adrift. In addition to their practical purpose, keys symbolise that which they unlock—a [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Penny's blog|0 Comments

Values unshakeable equal mission achievable

It’s no coincidence that our business name has dual meanings. Naturally, we deal with conveyancing matters but, more importantly, the practice of conveyancing matters very much to us and, of course, to our clients. The play on words is clever because it is accurate and appropriate. Any business seeking to improve and grow must encourage [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Penny's blog|0 Comments

While the boss is away … the team takes care of business

Most business owners only dream of getting away for holiday long enough to feel truly relaxed and refreshed. For many, their much-needed leave is interrupted by constant email messages and phone calls from harried staff members and even from demanding clients. Worse still, they face returning to work to find their businesses in a state [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Penny's blog|0 Comments

Finding the pieces of the property transaction puzzle

Smoothly finalising property transactions is not a matter of chance—it’s not even a matter of having gained experience in the field. To ensure successful outcomes you need to fit together the pieces of a puzzle. By this I mean that you need to form relationships with various property professionals who will work together and with [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Penny's blog|0 Comments

Electronic conveyancing—now streamlining, securing and speeding settlements in South Australia

To the delight of the whole Conveyancing Matters team, National Electronic Conveyancing (NEC) was introduced in South Australia on Monday 4 July 2016 under the Real Property (Electronic Conveyancing) Amendment Act 2016. This followed its successful implementation in New South Wales and Victoria in 2015, and Queensland and Western Australia earlier this year. Electronic conveyancing [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Penny's blog|0 Comments

Electronic Conveyancing commences on Monday 4th July 2016 in South Australia

Our team at Conveyancing Matters are thrilled to announce that electronic conveyancing starts on Monday 4th July 2016 which will make the settlement and conveyancing process easier for everybody. The term "electronic conveyancing” refers to a conveyancing transaction where practitioners have elected to settle electronically through the electronic platform provided by Property Exchange Australia Ltd [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Penny's blog|0 Comments