ON THE SPOT services offer ultimate convenience

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Birman & Ride’s new range of ON THE SPOT legal services are set to revolutionise customer service in Western Australia – offering superior ease and convenience for clients. Developed in-house by a team of lawyers and software developers, Birman & Ride’s advanced interactive instruction forms enable the preparation of straightforward documents and court applications with the convenience […]

Auditor-General: Low risk of property fraud in WA

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Western Australia’s auditor-general Colin Murphy is confident new measures to reduce the risk of fraudulent property sales are strong. Sound oversight In February 2015, the auditor-general released his report into the regulation of the state’s real estate agents and settlement agentsand found the state has sound oversight in place, and the risk of direct financial loss […]

Vale the Settlements Scale? Good riddance, actually!

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The Attorney General and Minister for Commerce Michael Mischin has today announced the abolition of the Settlement Agent Act Scalefollowing a review by the Department of Commerce. From 3 February 2016, fees charged by settlement agents will no longer be capped by the State Government. According to the Minister, competition and market forces will keep costs reasonable for […]

Compare apples with apples when choosing a settlement agent

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Flat Rate Settlements offers instant online quotes that are fair and transparent. And if you happen to find a cheaper price, we’ll beat it by 5%. But not everyone plays fair. Here are some tips for selecting a settlement agent: Compare apples with apples. Ethical agents are clear about their fees and don’t confuse them with disbursements […]