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Stamp Duty, Banks and the Old Responsibility Hot Potato

Posted on October 17, 2008 by | 0 Comments
by Shannyn HunterConveyancer shannyn@lawyersconveyancing.com.au Lawyers Conveyancing  Since the State Revenue Office (SRO) made changes to the stamp duty payable on property purchases earlier this year, many clients have contacted us with questions about how much stamp duty they will pay, where to get the form for a concession and where to send it. Previously, when clients asked for help they were directed to their bank (if they were getting a loan), because their bank calculates the...

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First Home Owner Grant – Fraud Warning

Posted on October 16, 2008 by | 16 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd Since 14 October, 2008 we have received numerous telephone enquiries from purchasers of residential real estate who want to change the date of their purchase contract in order to become eligible for the increased First Home Owner Grant. Consumers are warned that the changing of dates on a contract could constitute a serious criminal offence. What happens if a person,...

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