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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→

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On 30 November 2016 the current strata laws will be repealed and replaced by new legislation that will provide a modern framework for the creation, variation and management of strata schemes.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→

Changes to Clearance Certificates

Monday, May 09, 2016   Comments (0)
Paper applications for Land Tax Certificates will no longer be accepted at OSR from 1 July 2016. When do I need a Clearance Certificate? You need a clearance certificate when purchasing a property or offering finance. How do I apply for a Clearance Certificate? Contact MHE: By Phone – Call (02) 9232 2411 to talk to a Land & Property expert Register to use triSearch (http://w ... Read More→

Access to Land Title searches

Friday, May 06, 2016   Comments (0)
From 1 July 2016, customers who wish to purchase land title searches and related products online will need to use MHE for these services. Over 90% of LPI’s customers already use a broker, therefore LPI see no reason to duplicate this service. Using MHE has a number of advantages MHE has been providing access to land title searches and related products for over 30 years. With MHE, customers can ... Read More→

Commencement of Conveyancing Rules and introduction of the VOI framework

Tuesday, April 19, 2016   Comments (0)
The Real Property Amendment (Electronic Conveyancing) Act 2015 introduced a new section 12E into the Real Property Act 1900 which allows the Registrar General to make Conveyancing Rules. The Conveyancing Rules will largely parallel provisions in the Participation Rules for electronic conveyancing. The Rules will align paper conveyancing practices and workflows with those developed for electronic ... Read More→

Changes to Pool Fencing Compliance

Friday, April 15, 2016   Comments (0)
From Friday 29 April 2016, vendors of a property with a swimming pool or spa pool must have a Certificate showing whether or not their pool fencing is compliant with the Swimming Pools Act 1992. New requirements for contracts of sale Amendments to the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 will impose a new contract requirement for vendors to supply a valid Certificate of Compliance,  ... Read More→

eConveyancing transforms OSR

Monday, March 14, 2016   Comments (0)
Industry announcement: A message from Stephen Brady, Deputy Secretary, OSR The Office of State Revenue is committed to the Government’s target of having 70% of transactions conducted digitally by 2019. One of our digital services, Electronic Duties Returns (EDR), allows authorised agents to process a wide range of Duties transactions from their office. This service also allows solicitors and  ... Read More→