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Electronic Signatures – are they legal?

By Sarah Pacchiano – Registered Conveyancer We are past the days where all documents and forms must be signed by handwritten signature. We are becoming a paperless environment and in doing so, we have adopted E-Sign as a method of signing documents with our clients. We do appreciate that at times our clients prefer to […]

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History of Torrens Titles in SA

History of Torrens Titles in South Australia In 1834 the British Parliament passed the South Australia Act, which created the province of South Australia and defined the province as being “…that part of Australia which lies between the meridians of the one hundred and thirty-second and one hundred and forty-first degrees of east longitude, and […]

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What is Verification of Identity (VOI)?

What is Verification of Identity (VOI)? Any person buying or selling property must undertake what is called a Verification of Identity (VOI) process with their Conveyancer. This is usually one of the first of many steps that are carried out in the process of buying or selling. As Conveyancers, it is a requirement under the […]

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the buyer’s risk – why the Purchaser should take out insurance

The Buyer’s Risk – why the Purchaser should take out insurance Under a standard form Contract of Sale, the buyer’s risk of the property passes to the Purchaser from the time the Contract is entered into. What this means for the buyer is that they need to take out insurance on the property immediately to […]

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Cyber Hackers – the facts

Cyber Hackers – the facts Masterchef finalist robbed Recently there has been a great deal of focus in the news on Cyber Hackers and criminals attacking property transactions. Last week Masterchef finalist Dani Venn’s family made the headlines when their conveyancers PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) account was hacked. Dani featured on A Current Affair reporting […]

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