Is it a chattel or a fixture?

Confusion often reigns supreme over chattels and fixtures.  Hopefully, this info will help you to understand what the difference is… Chattels are defined as  ‘movable, tangible articles of property’ - Osborn’s Law Dictionary, and ‘movable goods’ - CCH Macquarie Law Dictionary. A Fixture is defined as 'any chattel which has been affixed to land or [...]

By |2020-09-21T10:40:07+00:00September 21st, 2020|Conveyancing, FAQ, Residential Property|0 Comments

What is PEXA?

You’ll hear a lot of talk about PEXA if you choose to settle your Property Matter with CMB Conveyancing.   What is PEXA? PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) is Australia’s online property exchange network. It assists members – such as lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions – to lodge documents  and complete financial settlements electronically.  In short, it’s [...]

By |2020-09-21T03:37:38+00:00September 21st, 2020|Conveyancing, FAQ, Residential Property|0 Comments

All about Building and Pest Inspections

What is a Building and Pest Inspection? A Building Inspection is an important check to complete when buying a property. The building inspection report is a written account of the property’s condition. It will include any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof. A Pest inspection involves a [...]

By |2020-09-21T03:33:52+00:00September 21st, 2020|Conveyancing, FAQ, Residential Property|0 Comments

Do I have to clean the property before I move out?

The short answer to this question is YES! Clean the property. The long answer is: There is a LEGAL and MORAL answer to this question. We’ll give you the LEGAL ANSWER first: (we are, after all, a LAW firm) If, during a pre-settlement inspection, the house is found to be in poorer condition than when [...]

By |2020-09-21T03:31:21+00:00September 21st, 2020|Conveyancing, FAQ, Residential Property|0 Comments

Should you re-finance your home loan during COVID-19?

During challenging times, making financial decisions can feel overwhelming.  And if you’re like most people, you don’t really know what to do or when to do it.  So here’s a little guidance: Step 1: Assess your personal financial situation – it is unique and it needs to be treated as such. Step 2: Don’t panic, [...]

By |2020-09-21T03:28:49+00:00September 21st, 2020|FAQ, Residential Property|0 Comments

5 Tips for a Smooth Property Settlement

The property settlement process can be quite confusing.  Fear not – help is at hand! Follow these FIVE tips to ensure you have a successful and smooth settlement. Prepare your finance application in advance A wise home buyer will already have their loan pre-approved before they start shopping around. Pre-approval is an indication of what [...]

By |2020-09-21T00:20:01+00:00September 4th, 2020|Conveyancing, Residential Property|0 Comments
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