Direct conveyancing news for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the East Coast and Hunter Valley.
WE ARE OPEN AND COVID-19 SAFE
We are excited to announce that we have become the very first firm to achieve the Conveyancing Best Practice Standard awarded by LEAP Legal Software AU!
The NSW Government has recently approved the cancellation of all paper Certificates of Title as part of the evolution of electronic conveyancing. It is expected that legislation to make this change will be introduced into Parliament later in the year and paper Certificates of Titles will be cancelled in around mid-2021.
It is important to help Australian small businesses and buy local as much as possible in these trying times. Conveyancing Services have always bought Australian made and owned, however we have made an extra effort recently to make sure we are buying local Newcastle & Maitland products and services.
All staff at Conveyancing Services have completed Mental Health Manager Training with the Black Dog Institute.
We take Mental Health concerns seriously, particularly in these trying times.
The Government’s HomeBuilder will provide eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.
- HomeBuilder is a time-limited and demand-driven grant program to help the residential construction market to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- HomeBuilder will provide eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home where the contract is entered into between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020.
- Construction of a new home or substantial renovation must be contracted to commence within three months of the contract date.
- Consistent with the Morrison Government’s principles, the Scheme will be implemented through existing systems being the States’ respective Revenue Offices.
- HomeBuilder will complement existing State and Territory First Home Owner Grant programs, stamp duty concessions and other grant schemes, as well as the Commonwealth’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and First Home Super Saver Scheme.
To access HomeBuilder, owner-occupiers must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- you are an individual, not a company or trust;
- you are aged 18 years or older;
- you are an Australian citizen;
- you meet one of the following two income caps:
~ $125,000 per annum for an individual applicant based on 2018/19 tax return or later; or
~ $200,000 per annum for a couple based on your combined on 2018/19 tax return or later;
- you enter into a building contract between 4 June 2020 to 31 December 2020 to either:
~ build a new home as a principal place of residence valued up to $750,000 (including land); or
~ substantially renovate your existing home as a principal place of residence, with renovations valued at between $150,000 and $750,000 with the dwelling not valued at more than $1.5 million before the renovation;
- The respective revenue offices of each of the States will implement the Scheme and will use existing mechanism to mitigate the chances of fraud occurring.
- Owner-builders and those seeking to build a new home or renovate an existing home as an investment property are ineligible for HomeBuilder.
- Funding will go directly to individuals, not the contractors, and the individuals are committing a significant amount of investment themselves that this grant will complement.
- The forecast for the market means contractors will be operating in an environment with strong competition for work, ultimately helping drive lower prices.
- Renovations or building work must be undertaken by a registered or licenced building service 'contractor'
(depending on the state or territory you live in) and named as a builder on the building licence or permit. They must have held the building licence or endorsed contractor licence before the date of announcement.
- The registered or licensed builder (depending on the state or territory) must demonstrate that the contract price for the new build or substantial renovation be no more than a comparable product (measured by quality, location and size) as at 1 July 2019, if requested by the purchaser.
- In negotiating a building contact, the parties must deal with each other at arm’s length;
~ This means the contract must be made by two parties freely and independently of each other, and without some special relationship, such as being a relative.
~ The terms of the contract should be commercially reasonable and the contract price should not be inflated compared to the fair market price.
WHAT CAN BE RENOVATED USING HOMEBUILDER?
- The renovation works must be to improve the accessibility, safety and liveability of the dwelling.
- The renovation can be a combination of works (ie kitchen and bathroom renovation) but must be under the supervision of a registered or licenced builder.
WHAT CANNOT BE RENOVATED USING HOMEBUILDER?
- Homebuilder cannot be for used for additions to the property that are unconnected to the principle place of residence such as swimming pools, tennis courts, outdoor spas and saunas, and detached sheds or garages.
TIMING AND HOW TO APPLY
- More information on HomeBuilder, including eligibility, can be found on the Treasury Coronavirus Economic Response website.
- People will be able to apply for HomeBuilder when the relevant State or Territory Government that they live in, or plan to live in, signs the National Partnership Agreement.
- States and Territories will backdate acceptance of HomeBuilder applications to 4 June 2020. Applications will only be accepted up to and including 31 December 2020.
- Information on when and how you will be able to apply through the relevant State or Territory will become available in due course.
WHAT IF A CONTRACT HAS ALREADY BEEN SIGNED?
The Federal Government has advised that this would not be considered new work, even if the contract is terminated and a new contract entered into for the balance of the work. As the grants will be administered by the State and Territory Governments, the detail is still to be worked out, but this will be part of the criteria.
*Courtesy of Master Builders Association
Wishing a huge congratulations on 10 years with Conveyancing Services to our Conveyancer Kat Bell!
Thank you for always going above and beyond for your workmates and our clients.
We have just completed our 500th electronic PEXA settlement!
And boy are we glad that most settlements are electronic with todays self distancing regulations!
A massive congratulations to our Natalie Mason who is today celebrating 19 years at Conveyancing Services! Nat’s dedication to our business is unmatched and we’re so happy to have her. Here’s to the next, oh let’s say...50 years!
Today our Conveyancer Natalie Mason was given a certificate from the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW celebrating 15 years membership.
A huge congratulations to our Steph Kelly who attended SFX this morning to receive her awards in business services. Steph came 10th in the state and first in the diocese. We’re so proud!
I’ve absolutely loved my maternity leave watching this tiny baby growing into a little man!
While Alexander still has a bit more learning to do before he can take over the office, I’m back at work at our Newcastle office 4 days a week.
We are so thrilled for our trainee Steph Kelly who has come 1st in the diocese in Business Services for her HSC!!!!
An outstanding result for a very talented hard worker, we are so proud of her!
We are also happy to confirm that you will still get to see her smiling face as Steph will be continuing to work part time at our Newcastle office, while she furthers her studies at uni.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Conveyancing Services!
Our offices will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019 until Monday 6 January 2020, but we will be available on the mobiles if you have any questions during our break.2019 has been a difficult year for us, and we know the holidays can be tough, so we would just like to remind you to really enjoy spending time with your loved ones, and if you are struggling, please reach out and talk about how you are feeling.
Take care of yourself, and each other.
At our last “Best Practice Group” meeting for the year, Tony Morris was presented with a pen and letter of recognition from the Australian Institute of Conveyancers - NSW Division for his over 30 years service!
It is with a very heavy heart we must say goodbye to our good friend and past colleague Angus Lathan who passed away this weekend.
Angus worked with us for 2 years and surprised us in how quickly he learnt new skills, and was regularly praised by our clients for the way he took care of them.
We were looking forward to catching up with him at our work Christmas party, because although he didn’t work with us anymore, he was still part of our family.
He was an amazing person, gone way too soon.
We will cherish the memories.
Happy retirement and last day at work to our founder Ian Marler!
Ian opened Conveyancing Services in 1986, and while he sold the business to us many years ago, he has still worked in the same building as us at Acsis.
We’ve learned so much from him and will miss seeing him around the office, but wish him well for his retirement. Enjoy your travel plans!
ITS A BOY
Meet our newest little member of the CS family ~ Alexander Mason!
Our Conveyancer Natalie Mason welcomed this beautiful baby boy into the world 6 weeks ago.
Great news for home owners and soon to be home owners! The official cash rate is on hold again this month!
We would like to wish our fellow conveyancer Peter Finch a happy retirement! We have enjoyed working on countless matters with him over his many years in the industry.
We are excited to be one of the first to offer this new service to our clients!
We are excited to advise that our Licensed Conveyancer Kat Bell will now be running our Maitland office. Kat has been helping clients with their property transactions for over 9 years, and works tirelessly to make sure they are supported every step of the way. You can make an appointment with her to review your Contract on 4934 1852.
We would like to wish a happy retirement to Reg who has been our Bank Manager at ANZ Australia Newcastle West for many years. He is a smart, wonderful man, and we will miss working with him. Wishing you all the best for your next adventures!
Conveyancing Services is proud to be a sponsor of the Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club. We had a great day cheering the team to victory at our sponsors day yesterday!
Since we started our in business back in 1986, we have banked with ANZ Australia.
For most of that time, our main branch has been ANZ Newcastle West, which sadly is closing this month.
We have received great service from the staff over many years, and we wish them well as they move to other branches.
We have successfully completed our Risk Management Assessment for 2019.
After 2 years of being an integral part of our Maitland team, we wish a fond farewell to Angus Lathan, who has now completed his traineeship and focusing his attention on university studies.
Received a sweet and unexpected Christmas gift from PEXA.
Celebrating Christmas with the Conveyancing Services team.
Congratulations to Angus on finishing all of his HSC exams and also completing his Certificate 3 Business Administration traineeship with us. We are so excited for you and we are so happy to continuing to work with you.
Congratulations to Tony Morris who has now achieved his Pexa Certification.
Thank you so much to Cath from PEXA who kindly shouted our staff morning tea today to celebrate passing our 100th electronic settlement! It was a lovely morning catching up.
Congratulations to our Conveyancer Natalie Mason who has completed her Pexa Certification for electronic conveyancing
Yay, we got a shout out in the official pexa newsletter this month for completing our 100th electronic settlement! Well done team!! Thanks PEXA
The Reserve Bank announced at their meeting this week that the cash rate will remain unchanged.
The carpet guys did a great job laying the new carpet down! It’s so lovely and soft to walk on now ??
Thank you so much to Kat who started her work day at 7am yesterday to let the carpet people get started, and to start working on our clients matters, which is considerably harder when everything we own is packed away.
We are doing some major renovations at our Adamstown office this Easter weekend! ????
We have had our old wooden windows ripped out and replaced with lovely new aluminum windows.
We are also getting new carpet and paint.
We will be at work tomorrow, however there may be delays in answering calls and emails, and we apologize for the disruption.
We are super thankful to our amazing painter who will be working over the long weekend to ensure the minimum disruption to our clients, what a legend!
Also a huge thank you to Angus, Nick and Natalie for completely emptying our office today so the carpet people can start early tomorrow.
Yay, we have completed our 100th Electronic Pexa Settlement today!!!
And our 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th and 105th!!!Electronic Settlements allow for almost instant registration of the new owners name onto the title, and for electronic transfer of sale proceeds to the seller, rather than posting documents for Registration, and banking cheques and waiting for the funds to clear.Being an early adopter, we have had both good and bad experiences with the Pexa platform, but its getting better every day!
Well done to all our staff for learning and growing with this new technology!
We would like to introduce our newest staff member Savannah, who has joined our Maitland office as our full time receptionist.
Welcome to the team Savannah!!!
Natalie Mason has accepted an invitation to join a Member Product Panel Group for PEXA to help shape the electronic conveyancing pexa platform making it a more user friendly and intuitive system for all member.
Tony and Angus after speaking at Kurri Kurri High School annual Business lunch.
Wishing a very fond farewell to Kristyl Fernance who is now going to lend her amazing skill set to working in the disability care industry. Kristyl is a very caring and calming person and has been amazing at helping our Maitland clients through the sometimes stressful time of buying and selling property. We are so thankful for all the hard work and good times that you have shared with us, and wish you all the very best with your new chapter.
The Reserve Bank has announced that interest rates will remain unchanged again this month.
Today we say Thank You and Farewell to Teddy our amazing settlement agent! Teddy has been studying engineering while working with us part time for the past 12 months, and has now secured a job in his chosen field.
We are so excited to see him moving towards his dreams, but we’ll sure miss him around the office!
We have a very exciting announcement today.
Ian Marler has been awarded Life Membership of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW and also a Fellowship of the National Australian Institute of Conveyancers for his outstanding contribution to Conveyancing.
We are extremely proud of Ian and all he has achieved and are honoured to be able to learn from him.
Successfully completed The Exempt and Complying Development Education Program just launched by NSW Planning and Environment.
The Reserve Bank have left interest rates unchanged again this month.
From 1 July 2018, first home buyers will be able to withdraw voluntary superannuation contributions they’ve made since 1 July 2017, along with a deemed rate of earnings, to help buy their home.
Happy 1st Work Anniversary to Brydie & Daniel!
It’s been amazing working with you and achieving so much over the last 12 months.
Conveyancing Services are happy to support the Australian Police Rugby Union Golden Oldies.
First Settlement of the new year all done!
Happy New Year!!
Both our Adamstown and Maitland offices are back open today!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at Conveyancing Services
Our offices close on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Have a safe and happy holiday!!
Here at Conveyancing Services we are all ready for Christmas.
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at their final meeting of the year.
23 Settlements today !
Wahoo all done - 100% success! Well done team!!
Thank you PEXA for a great evening celebrating electronic conveyancing!
Enjoying some after work drinkies at the Presidents Shout at the MBA Newcastle! Thanks so much MBA!
Congratulations to Tamika who has completed her conveyancing studies! We are very proud of all you have worked to achieve!
Good Luck at the Melbourne Cup!
Our offices are open as normal today.
Trick or Treat!
We know it can be scary buying or selling your house, but don’t worry, you’ll only get treats from us!
Today we received this lovely letter from Jenny Aitchison MP congratulating Co-Owner Natalie Mason on winning Business Woman of the Year 2017.
One of our amazing clients who is using our services for the 8th time just gave us this beautiful gift. How sweet!!!
We are so pleased to be able to help people secure their perfect properties!!!
Did you know that 2/3 complaints to the Attorney General is about having trouble finding a Justice of the Peace?
If you ever need one we have 6 JP’s between our Adamstown and Maitland offices happy to provide this free service to the community
Tonight we had a meeting at Town Hall with the NSW Justices Association Inc
We are thrilled to announce that Tony Morris has won the Australian Institute of Conveyancers - NSW Division, Presidents Award for best practice and professionalism within the Conveyancing profession.
Congratulations, we're very proud of you!!!
Congratulations to our co owner and Newcastle office manager Natalie Mason on winning Business Woman of the Year!
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates unchanged again this month.
A big congratulations to Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club who won the grand final on the weekend!
Congratulations to our Conveyancer and Co-Owner Natalie who has won Business Woman Of The Year at the Hunter Region Business Hub Awards!
So honoured to be the winners of the Professional Services Award at the Hunter Region Business Hub.
Congratulations to all our hardworking, dedicated staff!!!
NSW police have designed a Next Of Kin program that helps people living alone to have the contact details of their nominated person/s recorded at the local police station.
The information recorded at the police station helps contact their GP and/or person to contact when there is an emergency situation.
The person is provided with a key ring which will assist when they are out in the community and a sticker to be placed on the home phone or fridge.
Below is the required form to be filled out.
Today we had a little party to celebrate being Agents of the Quarter with Sai Global.
Congratulations Teddy! Winner of "I would walk 5000 Miles"
Agent of the Quarter which recognises those who have gone above and beyond SAI's expectations.
"In July Conveyancing Services had their usual volume of work but neither us or them knew what the day had installed for all of us. As it sometimes happens we experienced issues in being able to generate cheques via one of our client’s branch network. Daniel from Conveyancing Services pulled out all stops and went to three branches before being able to get the cheques. His “never say die” attitude saw him collect cheques in time and the matter resulted in a satisfied customer moving into their home. All in all he spent an hour driving between venues to make it happen. Our clients and us, are appreciative that such drive to “make it happen” exist out there with our agent network.
To Conveyancing Services and Daniel thank you!"
The Reserve Bank has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged again this month.
Tonight we held a retirement dinner for one of the most amazing people we have ever had the pleasure of working with, Ingrid Purcell.
Ingrid has worked with Conveyancing Services for 25 years and is a huge reason why we have been so successful. She is the kind of person who just wants to see everyone happy, whether that is her clients or her workmates, and is always going above and beyond to make sure everyone is looked after. We are so thankful and proud of the work we have done together, and wish her the most amazing adventures in her retirement
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold again this month
We have just installed a new super fast photocopier at both our Newcastle and Maitland offices.
We can now print and scan your Contracts even faster!
Happy 31st Anniversary to all our staff and clients, past and present who have made Conveyancing Services such an amazing, fun and successful business!
Happy sponsors day with Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club
Staff bonding at its best!
On Friday night we went to Furlesque, a Hunter Animal Rescue Fundraiser and helped sell merch and raffle tickets to raise money for homeless animals.
It was a great night out, the staff at Kavon are lovely. If you are looking for a fun night out with your staff or friends check out Kavon Theme.
These are some of the puppies that are looking for their furever homes
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates unchanged again this month.
Today we launch our new mobile responsive website!
Our last website revamp we had an app-style version for our website, but not all the content is able to be displayed that way, so we have decided this is a better way to go
If you would like to see anything else on our website we would love to hear your feedback
A huge congratulations to Kat Bell who is now a Licensed Conveyancer!!!
Kat has been working with us for the last 7 years and is well known and loved by our clients already, and will now be running her own files. If you are buying or selling and would like to see Kat, please make an appointment at our Newcastle Office!
A huge congratulations to our magnificent Ingrid Purcell who celebrated her 25th Anniversary with Conveyancing Services today!!!
Your loyalty and dedication has made the lives of our clients and ourselves so much richer and we love you and are so thankful to have you in our lives and our business!
The Reserve Bank have left interest rates unchanged at todays meeting
Attention First Home Buyers!
The Government has announced they will reintroduce the exemption from paying stamp duty for properties up to $650,000 and a discount on stamp duty for properties up to $800,000.
This will apply to contracts exchanged on or after 1 July 2017
Thanks so much to 1029 KOFM for broadcasting from our office this morning, it was lovely to see you again, and to be a part of the fantastic initiative Give Me 5 for Kids to raise funds for the John Hunters Children Hospital.
Proud to renew our membership with the Australian Institute of Conveyancers - NSW Division
Tanya and Steve's Bucket Bus will be stopping at Conveyancing Services Adamstown on Thursday 1 June 2017.
It's all for Give Me 5 For Kids raising much needed funds for the John Hunter Children's Hospital. This year, we are raising money to refurbish one of the outdated hospital rooms, to make it look and feel more like a bedroom so the kids feel comfortable when they need to stay in the hospital.Give Me 5 for Kids is an annual charity initiative from Southern Cross Austereo.
Please drop by and drop $5 (or as much as you like!) into the bucket to help out.
We were very honoured to attend a breakfast put on by the wonderful Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service volunteers and have a close up look at the new AW139 Helicopter!
Our renovations at our Maitland Office are now complete!
We have fresh new paint and carpet and a new glittery sign.
Welcome to the newest member of our Maitland team Angus Lathan who is pictured here with licensed conveyancer Tony Morris and Kelly Cooper from Novaskill Newcastle and Hunter Valley after signing school based traineeship papers
We have successfully completed our PI Risk Assessment
The RBA have announced that the interest rates will remain unchanged this month
A completely amazing client came in today with a huge chocolate gift and said "you girls are worth a lot more than what was written on your tax invoice"
The Reserve Bank have announced that the cash rate will remain unchanged this month
The Reserve Bank has kept interest rates on hold this month
Our head Licensed Conveyancer Tony Morris speaking at the Conveyancing Transformed PEXA NSW Roadshow today
The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold again this month
We would like to welcome Daniel Constable to our Conveyancing Services team!
Daniel is joining us as a Settlement Assistant to help make sure that all our of clients special settlement day takes place smoothly!
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team Brydie Miner!
Brydie has joined our Adamstown office as our Receptionist and Administrative Assistant.
Brydie is passionate about helping people, and we've had many wonderful comments about her from our clients already
We're back and off to a running start!
Just finished our first settlement for 2017! And I have my first client at 5pm this afternoon.
Wishing you a very Happy 2017 - I hope that it brings you much happiness and success!
Tonight I was presented with a medal for being a Finalist for the Newcastle Herald Hunter Water - Hunter Hero Awards.
I missed the actual presentation because I had a client call at 5pm who was in a race with another buyer to secure a property, so I stayed and we were able to help him buy his dream house.
Going above and beyond for clients is how we have made it through 30 years of business, and that's the reason we were getting the award so it seemed fitting.
A huge congratulations to all the very worthy finalists and well done to the winner Geraldine Moran who established Centre For Hope which gives disadvantaged young people strategies to deal with adversities.
Wishing a big Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Our offices close on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Have a safe and happy holiday!!
The reserve bank have decided to leave interest rates on hold again this month
Congratulations to our Maitland team who completed their first electronic PEXA settlement today!
A huge congratulations to Kat Bell for completing your university degree for Conveyancing! We are so proud of how hard you have worked over the last 4 years, and we are so excited to see you reaching your goals! Our clients are always impressed by your dedication and caring spirit, and we know that you will continue to impress them! Congratulations!!!
We just did a settlement in 2 days for a client who works overseas and desperately wanted to buy the property to coincide with a trip he had planned home this weekend!
This fast turnaround in conveyancing is almost unheard of, but shows what can be done when everybody works hard and focuses on doing everything we can for our clients.
Well done team CS!!
Also well done to Woodgate Lawyers and Greater Building Society as this was only possible with all our powers combined!
The Reserve Bank have left interest rates on hold again this month
We are proud to have a flexible workplace and all of our staff have taken advantage of flexible arrangements at different times.We have staff that work part time, staff that job share and leave early to pick up their kids from school, staff that have time off for study.
We received beautiful bottle of wine Thank You gift from a happy client who has been using our services for 20 years!
So grateful! And now we have something delicious to drink on Melbourne Cup Day
The Reserve Bank have decided to leave interest rates unchanged this month.
We are very proud sponsors of the Pack Run event with Hunter Animal Rescue and Rescue Your Fitness and are so thrilled to hear that 3 foster dogs have already found their forever homes and 3 more are in talks!
We are proud sponsors of the Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club. Congratulations on your back to back major premier win!
Winners for Best Customer Service from a Business!!!
Congratulations to all of our staff!
The Reserve Bank at their meeting today has left the cash rate unchanged.
We are very proud to be finalists in 4 awards for the Hunter Region BEC Business Excellence Awards!
Today we completed our first electronic settlement on PEXA!
I can't honestly say it was as smooth as I would have liked, the Land Titles Offices servers were down so the time had to be pushed back 3 times and eventually settled at 5.15pm.
Unfortunately new technology often has some hiccups, but it takes people being willing to be the early adopters to help 'iron out the kinks' and get it perfect, and we are happy to be involved in that, as it is surely the way of the future.
The reserve bank has today decided to cut interest rates by 0.25%
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we will be giving out 30 Acts of Kindness. Some big, some small, all just to put a smile on someones face and bring a bit more light into the world
If you know someone who deserves an act of kindness, email us and let us know. The Acts of Kindness will be posted on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/conveyancingservices.au/
The Reserve Bank have left interest rates on hold this month.
Was amazing to meet Dr Chris Brown tonight at the Southern Cross Austereo Turn On Ten Party!
Always lovely to receive feedback from our valued clients
We had a beautiful 3 month old puppy from Hunter Animal Rescue join us today for Take Your Dog To Work Day. This is Banjo taking some important telephone meetings with us. He is a really sweet, smart dog, all of our clients and staff loved him!
He is available for adoption https://www.hunteranimalrescue.com.au/banjo
Wishing a fond farewell to the youngest member of our team Jake. It's been a pleasure getting to know and work with you over the last two years and we wish you well on the next stage of your journey
You look sooo young in this photo but I forgot to take one yesterday!
Today we are celebrating Ingrid Purcells 24th anniversary working with us. We are truly thankful for her dedication to our company and clients ????
The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced today that the cash rate will remain unchanged at 1.75%.
Today we have teamed up with Hunter Animal Rescue to help them raise funds for Bowie.
He needs crucial ligament surgery on both his legs to be able to be healthy and find his forever home.
All donations are tax deductible and today only we are matching your donations, so please give generously to this great cause.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced the cash rate will be reduced by 0.25 basis points to 1.75%. Let's hope that the Lenders pass on the cut!
About 1/3 of all aboriginal children born in Australia each year (6000) do not register their births or obtain birth certificates.
Without a birth certificate, people face lifelong struggles to access mainstream services like getting into school, getting a drivers licence, obtaining bank accounts, and buying a house.
The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate (PNABC) Program provides free birth certificates to aboriginal people. You can find out about the upcoming regional days, or if you are a Justice of the Peace how you can help on the link below.
We would like to wish a warm welcome to Tamika Monaghan who has joined our Maitland team as our newest Conveyancing Assistant.
The reserve bank has again left the cash rate unchanged at 2%
Today we went on an excursion to the shiny new Newcastle Court House. It's a beautifully architecturally designed building with lots of technology and friendly staff.
Enjoying the Southern Cross Austereo Party and I just won a $1,500 Helloworld Travel Voucher
The Easter Bunny has hopped into our office!!
Our offices will be closed on Friday 25 March and Monday 28 March 2016
Wishing our Natalie Mason a big Happy 15th Anniversary
Just completed a short survey to help SafeWork improve the safety culture in NSW workplaces. Stay safe!
Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced that it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 2%.
The RBA has today announced that in its first board meeting of 2016, it has decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 2%
Did you know that almost a 1/4 of our Australian population live in Strata properties?
If you are thinking about buying a unit, let us help you through the process. 4957 3655.
Happy New Year!!!
Both our offices are now open again today and we are excited and wish you well for the new year ahead. Make your dreams come true in 2016!!!
Today we received some beautiful Christmas morning tea from our new favorite client! I simply love Christmas time ??
Wishing all our clients and colleagues a very Merry Christmas xo
The Reserve Bank has left rates on hold again this month
How amazing are these recent kind words from a client! So happy to hear our staff recognised for their awesome work. Well done Kat ~ I couldn't agree more!
And so happy to hear such great news for our client!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to your office for all your assistance in the purchase of the above property. I was a little nervous all along that something might go wrong and I was assured by yourself and Kat at every melt down I had that all would be ok. And all was.
I would like you to give a special thank you to Kat. She went above and beyond what I would assume is her usual job description when we did run into some challenges.
I work in the customer service and sales industry and I know how painful the general public can be, she at no time made me feel ridiculous when I was having a melt down, she always assured me when she could. She is a rare find.
We picked up the keys this morning and went to have a look through together, oh and we got engaged this morning too. YAY!
How old were you when you bought your last property?
We have a client who is buying a home at the sweet age of 90 years old!
Have you looked at buying a property lately that said "offers over" an amount, just to find that it sells for $50k more than that amount!
New legislation is being introduced from January where agents are not allowed to use "offers over" or "offers above" in their marketing.
Hopefully this will stop agents who deliberately underquote expected sale prices to buyers.
The Reserve Bank have left the official rates on hold again this month.
Today we were proud to attend the official opening of The Levee Central Maitland
"When you are at your worst, that is when I will be at my best" wise words courtesy of Shannan Ponton
We had a client whose property was badly damaged in the April Super Storms in Newcastle, and after a lot of negotiation, we are so happy for her that settlement has finally taken place today!
She is so sweet, that even after a very stressful matter she took the time to write us these kind words:
"My conveyancing settlement became unusual and the staff were very knowledgeable and gave good advice. They put my needs first at all times"
Official Rates have been left on hold again this month
The Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards are this week, and we are fortunate to be finalists in 4 Categories this year!
Business Customer Service, Business Services, Business Woman of the Year and Business Leader of the Year! Congratulations to all the other deserving finalists
We are very excited to announce that we have won the Gold Award in Excellence in Customer Service at the Australian Business Quality Awards!!!
Thank you so much to our amazing clients for providing feedback on our services, we appreciate your kind words so much, and are always looking to improve.
The Reserve Bank have decided to keep interest rates on hold again for September.
We just settled our first property with an ELECTRONIC Title Deed today!
This is the first step towards electronic settlements, and it was so easy
We are extremely excited to be welcoming back some familiar faces to our Maitland Branch!
Regular clients will remember Kristyl & Simone who have worked for us previously, and have been busy raising their families. We are so thrilled to announce that they have both re-joined our CS family and are ready to help you with your property queries
The Reserve Bank has decided to leave official interest rates unchanged for the third consecutive month.
We just received our Certificates for being Certified Practising Conveyancers for another year! This means that we have obtained more than the necessary education points to ensure that you get the best conveyancing advice possible!
The RBA have announced that interest rates will remain unchanged this month at 2.0 per cent.
Did you even see us we were so fast?!!
We've just had a massive tech upgrade so our server and Internet is lightning fast, so that we can provide the fastest service to you!
Zero risk here - our AIC 2015 Risk Assessment is completed and we are all certified for another year
We got a very yummy thank you from another fantastic client this week! One of their properties settled on the day of the storm when we had no power, phones or Internet. To be thanked for our hard work and excellent communication when technology had let us down was very special!
The Reserve Bank have announced today that they will cut rates by 0.25%
Thanks WorkCover! We certainly take the safety of our staff, clients and business very seriously and are proud to be recognised as a small business who does. Especially after the storms we have had in the Hunter, we are glad that we were pre-organised with safety systems.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the Hunter Storms. Property damage caused by natural disasters is an interesting area of our job, and we have spoken to some unfortunate clients this week who have suffered damage, but thankfully all have been safe. If a property you are buying or selling has been damaged, please contact our office so that we may discuss your options with you. Most importantly stay safe.
Our power and phones are back on at Adamstown! Huge shout out to Lewis who was amazing and so fast in helping us! Our main power unit was looking a bit singed after the storms!
Our doors are open if anyone needs to come in and charge their phones laptops etc just let us know if we can help.
Our Adamstown office is still without power or phones today, but we are hopefully of being back on later today. Our Maitland office is open and all enquiries can be directed to 4934 1852
I would like to thank our wonderful staff who did their best to take care of business today, and are pleased that all of our settlements went through successfully. Although the weather is terrible, we know that buying or selling a property is a huge deal to our clients and we are happy that we were able to ensure smooth settlements for you! Congratulations, and please stay safe!
We advise that our Adamstown offices phone and power have been effected by the storm. Our Maitland office is operational and can be contacted on 4934 1852. We hope you are all safe xx
The Reserve Bank of Australia have announced this afternoon that the official cash rate will remain unchanged.
Congratulations to our staff for being a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for Professional Services! Well Done Team CS :)
Owners of Swimming Pools have been given another 12 months grace to have the pool inspected and passed by Council. A Pool Certificate of Compliance was to be mandatorily included in Contracts for sale from 29 April 2014. This was delayed to 2015 due to the high number of pool fails and slow inspections to give owners sufficient time, and the NSW State Government announced last week that the deadline has been extended again to commence on 29 April 2016.
The RBA have decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent
Great News for home buyers - the Reserve Bank of Australia have announced this afternoon that they have reduced the official cash rate by another 0.25%. This is a new 60 year low!!! Hopefully lenders will pass on this reduction.
"It's great to work with such positive people"
What perfect feedback to kick off 2015! Thank you Lozzie you've made our day.
It's here!!! I received a special package today with my digital signature for e-Conveyancing, so excited!!! So many of my clients ask why they have to get a bank cheque on settlement and wait 3 days for it to clear, such outdated technology. E-conveyancing will mean the money can go straight into their account electronically. I can't wait for the rollout to NSW!
You never know where our Tony Morris is going to turn up - maybe on the front page of The NSW Conveyancer Magazine.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, may all your dreams come true in 2015! Both our offices are back open today, so if one of your dreams this year is to buy a new home, give us a call and we are ready to help you.
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