on 16-01-2020 11:30 AM
We have just been advised by City West Water that from 1 March 2020 they will only accept Notices of Acquisition lodged through PEXA. Here is the wording of some of the email:
While City West Water has continued to accept Notices of Acquisition in multiple formats, from 1 March 2020 City West Water will only accept Notices of Acquisition lodged via an ELN in native format.
This means that the Notice of Acquisition must be sent to the City West Water in the same format created by the ELN – it cannot be changed in any way. This includes scanned copies, photocopies, photos of documents and any other format changes.
Please note that as of 1 March 2020 City West Water will not accept notices of acquisition that are submitted outside of an ELN.
Any notices of acquisition received after this date that are not received via an ELN will be returned to you for re-submission.
I have two questions:
1. Some of the wording of their email seems to imply they will only accept NoAs received through PEXA, something which is not possible. Is the functionality for sending the NoA direct to the authorities something is being worked on?
2. The only way to fulfill their requirement for the NoA to be in the same format as on PEXA is to Print to PDF. This prints it with a Back button and URLs. Is there a possibility of having a direct PDF download like with the Settlement Completion Record in a more easily readable, more professional format?
31-01-2020 10:39 AM - edited 31-01-2020 10:40 AM
@JessHall We have also received a similar (or same) notice back from City West Water which states:
"It has been mandated by the Victorian Registrar of Titles that from 1 August 2019 legal practitioners and conveyancers acting for parties in the transfer of property title must lodge notices related to that transfer using an Electronic Lodgment Network (ELN). City West Water’s ELN of choice is PEXA"
I interpret this as a direction to lodge a notice of acquisition through PEXA, which cannot (presently) be done.
Can someone from PEXA advise: 1. Do you liaise with City West Water or any of the rating authorities? 2. Are you aware of what they are directing us lawyers and conveyancers to do? 3 Do you intend to create a functionality in PEXA for the Notices of Acquistion to be be sent (or even better to be forwarded automatically) to the rating authorities?
on 03-02-2020 09:58 AM
I have been dealing with City West Water in relation to this issue.
For certainty their notification should be read as: the form of Notice of Acquisition that is prepared in PEXA should be printed to pdf. and attached to an email to the water authority (and applicable council). They do not want to receive the electronic NOA smart form from the SRO web site. Their preferred email address is <NoticeofSale@citywestwater.com.au
I have been using this process successfully with the other water authorities.