This is the Eckermann Conveyancers blog, where we produce regular articles on issues relating to conveyancing.
If you are engaged in property transfers and other matters where conveyancing is required, we hope you find this source of articles helpful. Start scrolling and the stories will appear!
If you would like to measure how professional or competent a conveyancer is, just observe the way they prepare themselves and their documentation in readiness for June 30. This is not just an arbitrary date. June 30 is a crucial date for real estate transactions...
Here's a lifehack for real estate agents and vendors that deal directly with the anxiety and stress surrounding the preparation of Form 1s. Our sister company, Eckermann Forms, has a streamlined, online process for making sure Form 1s are completed accurately and...
To kick off the new year, we’ve compiled a list of the five most read conveyancing articles of 2018 in South Australia. We know that for some, you’d prefer to absorb content by sitting back and watching a video, so we’ve gone an extra step and included links to...
We are delighted to announce that Eckermann Conveyancers will expand its presence in Adelaide, opening a western suburbs office located in Glenelg on Monday 3 December 2018. As South Australia’s largest conveyancing firm, this expansion will allow us to continue to...
Buying or selling property is arguably one of the largest and most exciting, yet potentially stressful transactions you will undertake. At Eckermann Conveyancers we make sure the process is as smooth as possible. However, there are some people in South Australia...
If you are a real estate agent, vendor or purchaser with a real estate contract subject to the granting of probate, you might need to prepare yourself for a bit of a wait. The South Australian government has temporarily frozen new probate applications, to enable...
South Australia’s largest conveyancing firm, Eckermann Conveyancers, opens a new office in McLaren Vale. We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our presence in the Fleurieu Peninsula, with the opening of a McLaren Vale office on 2 October 2018. This...
e-Conveyancing (or e-settlements as some call it) has been a hot topic in the property industry in recent years, and even more so since the amendment bill was passed in the State’s Upper House in June 2016 which allowed for e-Conveyancing to be introduced in South...
There is a new, SA Conveyancing Information Pack available now, courtesy of Eckermann Conveyancers. It contains a lot of helpful information for anybody involved in real estate, or about to embark upon buying or selling their home. This latest edition includes...
There is a common theme in conversations when remembering Bob Foord. Since his death last week, we have not been surprised by how many people refer to Bob's principles, his warmth, and his ability to ask probing questions that cut to the heart of an issue. Indeed,...read more
It's hard to get tired of classic tales and for us, our favourite is the Conveyancer's Christmas Carol. It seems that every year, despite Christmas falling in summer in Australia, a chill goes down the spine of Real Estate agents working over the holiday season when...read more
The Commissioner of Consumer and Business Services in South Australia has issued an important alert about the risk of defective Form 1's in cases where Real Estate Agents have the wrong person signing Part D Certificate of Vendor Statements. Defective Form 1's can be...read more
Three, local property buyers have been fleeced of up to $1.3 million as scammers hit Adelaide conveyancers. This has prompted the conveyancing sector to reflect on new cybercrime risks and, in response, Eckermann Conveyancers has introduced more anti-cybercrime...read more
Big brother or little brother? Explaining Commonwealth reporting requirements for property transactions
Australians are sensitive to governments and conveyancers asking them for personal information but Commonwealth reporting requirements for property transactions demand that we have no choice if we're buying or selling real estate. Whether you believe the requirements...read more
11We have made a short video entitled, How to find a conveyancer in South Australia. Although the video is novel, it does cover the main ways people search for a conveyancer. Naturally, the video covers searching online using search engines such as Google but given...read more
One of the most exciting life achievements is buying a home with your loved one but what happens when you need to transfer property ownership to or from your spouse? There are many reasons you might need to do this, including: Wanting to add your spouse to your...read more
We've been surprised to learn how popular our explanatory article about understanding Moiety Titles has been, entitled, The mystery and misery of Moiety titles. Given that this archaic form of land title is primarily applied against maisonettes and attached cottages,...read more
Jolly good Fellows! Brad and Keith Eckermann honoured by the SA Division of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers
The Australian Institute of Conveyancers in South Australia has honoured Brad and Keith Eckermann by appointing them as Fellows. To be a Fellow of the AICSA, you must be a person who the Division Council believes is "a fit and proper person to hold such...read more
Here is the Eckermann Conveyancers' summary of the changes for you if you are buying or selling property, and for real estate agents in South Australia. Why do we have a Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Tax? In short, this tax was created to hold a...read more
Yes, yes, it's as inevitable as death and taxes, it's the annual reminder about end of financial year planning. However, this year in South Australia, there are more quirks and changes to consider, which is why we're in the process of working with clients to adapt to...read more
Some sobering an unfriendly statistics have shown that some South Australian communities have become embittered, evidenced by fence disputes on the rise. In a recent Advertiser article, Chris Boundy of the Legal Services Commission noted the reason for increased rates...read more
I think it is timely to share a conveyancer's guide to hassle-free settlement for an SMSF because since 2010 we’ve seen a gradual increase in transactions involving Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) borrowing to buy property and this has increased the risk for...read more
Breaking bad habits in rental properties. How to clean up after a clandestine drug lab is discovered
While some of our clients might have enjoyed the TV series, Breaking Bad, it's horrifying when you have to clean up after a clandestine drug lab is discovered in your own rental property. With police in South Australia finding 10 drug laboratories or crops across...read more
You say property solicitor, I say conveyancer: Which profession should I choose for my conveyancing?
A recent Michael Yardney Property Update newsletter, tackled the question, which profession should I choose for my conveyancing, a property solicitor or a conveyancer? In What's The Difference Between A Property Solicitor And A Conveyancer, writer Mira Stammers,...read more
The Eckermann Group celebrated its 40th year of operation and announced its latest round of staff loyalty awards on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Electra House with drinks, canapes and dinner. The business was started by Colin Steinert in 1976 as ‘Colin J Steinert &...read more
As of Monday, July 4, 2016, South Australia will have entered the electronic conveyancing age and one of the first 'casualties' will be duplicate Certificates of Title. A four-month probationary period will allow for current transactions to be completed under...read more
By mid to late July 2016, we expect the groundwork to be in place allowing for electronic conveyancing in South Australia, or e-conveyancing, after an amendment bill was passed in the state's upper house last week. This is the moment we have been preparing for and...read more
Another new financial year is upon us and with it we will see a raft of new regulations and changes in fees and today I want to highlight one that might pass you by accidentally, due to its name. I would expect most property owners reading this article who are...read more
It is easy to get drawn into a single minded focus on investment value, when working in a real estate-related industry, which is why our partnership with Habitat For Humanity often gives me pause for thought. This inspirational organisation is a worldwide movement...read more