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2017 NSW Supreme Court Fee Changes

Thursday, July 06, 2017   Comments (0)
The Supreme Court of NSW has made changes to their filing fees for the new financial year. We would like our customers to be aware that changes have been made to the NSW Supreme Court fee structure. Please note that the new fee charges were effective as at 3 July 2017. For more information, please view the full list of filing fees. (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=173945) ... Read More→

2017 Fee Changes

Monday, June 26, 2017   Comments (0)
The new financial year is just around the corner. Starting from 1 July 2017, there will be a couple of changes to our agency fee structure. While MHE is committed to keeping your costs low wherever possible, some fee increases are unavoidable due to changes in government regulations. What's changed? The good news is that most of our service charges will remain exactly the same. However, two serv ... Read More→

MHE to merge with Scott Ashwood Pty Ltd

Monday, June 05, 2017   Comments (0)
The next chapter of our business is about to begin – from June 2017, Morris Hayes & Edgar will be merging with industry renowned settlement agents and legal search providers Scott Ashwood Pty Ltd, an InfoTrack owned company. What does this mean for our customers? The merger between our two businesses will provide significant benefits for our long-standing loyal customers as we continue t ... Read More→

New strata laws are now in effect

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   Comments (0)
30 November 2016 marks the beginning of the reforms to strata law, with the commencement of the Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016. In addition, further amendments have been added to the established reforms. In April 2016, Land and Property Information (LPI) released a draft of the Regulation for public consultation. Feedback was considered and has resulted in a number of changes to the Regula ... Read More→

LPI to Introduce Priority Notices

Thursday, November 17, 2016   Comments (0)
Starting from 28 November 2016, clients in NSW will be able to lodge a Priority Notice with the office of Land & Property Information. In essence, a Priority Notice is a notification of the intent to register specified dealings with land. Once lodged, a Priority Notice will temporarily prevent the registration of other dealings with the subject land. Priority Notices have been introduced in  ... Read More→

LPI Introduces New Proof of Identity Requirements

Wednesday, November 02, 2016   Comments (0)
From 1 November 2016, Land & Property Information (LPI) will introduce new rules regarding proof of identity requirements. In particular, these changes affect both Change of Name and Certificate of Title applications, and are aimed at reducing the risk of fraudulent land transactions. Documents verifying the applicant's identity will be required to be submitted along with each application. The LP ... Read More→

New Strata Laws To Commence 30 November

Monday, October 17, 2016   Comments (0)
On 30 November 2016 the current strata laws will be repealed and replaced by new legislation that will provide a modern framework for the creation, variation and management of strata schemes. New Approved Forms, Plan Forms and Administration Sheets will be introduced and will be available over the coming weeks so that users can become familiar with the new formats. Existing forms and Administratio ... Read More→

NSW Supreme Court Fee Changes

Thursday, July 07, 2016   Comments (0)
The Supreme Court of NSW has made changes to their filing fees for the new financial year. We would like our customers to be aware that these changes to the fee structure commenced on 4 July 2016 and are effective immediately. For more information, please view the full list of filing fees. (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=155865)  ... Read More→

Changes to MHE fee structure

Wednesday, June 29, 2016   Comments (0)
Starting 1 July 2016, there will be some changes to the MHE fee structure, in accordance with changes made by Land & Property Information (LPI). In particular, we would like to make our customers aware that LPI Searches will increase by at least $1.08 per request. This is a higher increase than anticipated, but the team at MHE are committed to keeping costs to a minimum wherever possible ... Read More→

Changes at Land and Property Information

Friday, June 17, 2016   Comments (0)
On 1 July 2016, Land and Property Information (LPI) will separate into five discrete units which will be integrated into the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI): LPI – Titling and Registry Services Office of the Registrar General Spatial Services Valuation Services Office of the Valuer General Why they are changing LPI was formed around 16 years ago to c ... Read More→