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FAQs2019-11-28T13:20:25+00:00
Should you re-finance your home loan during the COVID-19 crisis?2020-04-16T14:33:47+00:00

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, ever. Financial support and services are available to help you manage the effects of COVID-19.

Step 3: Consider your options carefully – read and read more and read some more.

Step 3: Make Informed Decisions.

Step 4: Act!

Let’s consider the ins and outs of refinancing your loan: (more…)

Do I have to Clean the Property When I Move Out?2020-03-03T01:20:27+00:00

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 the buyer viewed it, the buyer could quite possibly make a claim against the seller.

CLAIMS = WASTED $$$$

We don’t like wasting money, so we advise all our clients to clean their homes before moving. (Or rather, once they have moved out).

Morally, you should clean your former home because it’s the right thing to do.  And because Karma is NASTY.

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Property Tips2020-02-28T03:25:54+00:00
All About Building and Pest Inspections2020-06-02T03:49:16+00:00

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 full inspection of your home for any evidence of termite activity and/or evidence of dry rot damage, or moisture conditions that could lead to an atmosphere for wood destroying organisms or termites.

Both Inspections are detailed and rigorous. (more…)

What is PEXA?2020-02-10T03:15:53+00:00

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 a conveyancing process that’s fast, safe and efficient.   And that’s why we love working with PEXA  – at CMB Conveyancing, we like fast, safe and efficient settlements. 

And there’s more:

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What happens on Settlement Day?2020-02-06T05:14:03+00:00

Settlement Day is the final step of the conveyancing process – the day you assume legal ownership of your home. (more…)

Can I move on Settlement Day?2020-02-06T05:14:56+00:00

Settlement generally occurs between 2-4pm on the arranged date. The process can take as little as a few minutes. Following that, arrangements for key collection can be made. (more…)