Land Titles Office announce 2017/18 fees

By | 2017-05-29T16:09:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|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). [...]

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

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Blog|

  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 [...]

Effects of 2017/18 Federal Budget on the Property Industry

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Blog|

On 9 May 2017 the Federal Government released the 2017 / 2018 Federal Budget. To further the aim of, ‘improving Australians’ access to secure and affordable housing across the housing spectrum’, a number of changes were introduced in this budget that are of particular interest to the property industry. On the face of it, if [...]

Acquiring the keys to your kingdom

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Values unshakeable equal mission achievable

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

Finding the pieces of the property transaction puzzle

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-05-29T09:20:24+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]