The Titles Registry office in QLD has advised it is currently experiencing delays in regards to processing dealings with overseas witnesses of executions in paper.
Utilising PEXA and the Client Authorisation Form are great solutions to ensure you have adequate time for dealings -
Read more from the Registry Office below:
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PEXA welcomes and wholeheartedly supports the initiative of Hon Jackie Trad MP and Treasurer to expand the scope of e-Conveyancing in QLD. The proposed Bill can be found here. With the government framework expanding to support and further facilitate e-Conveyancing it is an exciting time as QLD transforms to digital.
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Thursday 19th July, Mackay held PEXA’s very first practitioner Best Practice Group in Queensland. Six local firms, represented by 15 attendees, united to discuss how they could interact better together through PEXA.
The event, created to bring the conveyancing community together as they continue on their digital journey, was chaired by local e-Conveyancing veteran, Steve Morgan from Kelly Legal.
Mackay, one of 11 Queensland towns, is home to over 57,000 people, and one of the more affordable property markets in the Sunshine State. This market is also expected to have a busier second half of 2018 and early 2019. It’s no surprise then that Mackay is ahead in the race to 100% digital conveyancing in Queensland.
The Mackay and the Airlie Beach regions are leading the way as PEXA’s most transacted regional area in Queensland – and the Best Practice Group revealed some of its secrets.
These are firms who use differentiation as a strategy. Firms who have adopted digitisation in all other aspects of their business and see that this is the way of the future, where collaboration opens the door to increased productivity and efficiency.
“ We have only done a few transfers on PEXA, but we love it – we want to do more” said Danette from Beckey Knight & Elliot.
The frustration lies in the fact that a dual process still exists. Operating two processes takes up valuable time that could be spent elsewhere. These firms want their peers to come on board and use the platform more.
We all know community is at the heart of most of us, and to see a group of lawyers, who some may say are “competitors” work together to transition to digital is heart-warming. By working together, they are creating a new community.
Mackay has been embattled for a long time. The region took a hit with the Global Financial Crisis and mining crash, and to say these practitioners are resilient is an understatement.
Things are on the way up for Mackay and at the forefront of change are Kelly Legal, Beckey Knight & Elliot, Barron & Allen, Taylors Solicitors, Macrosson & Amiet, PD Law, Wallace & Wallace and Whitsundays Law.
With the tide turning and house prices finally on the rise, and sales numbers increasing, these forward-thinking practitioners want to pass on the benefits to their clients that PEXA offers as soon as possible.
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As of 26 March, the Mackay Titles Registry lodgement business hours are now reduced*, with the new availability being: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm on regular business days. With physical lodgements only being accepted four hours each day, the Registry Office has encouraged the industry to consider adopting e-Conveyancing. Caveats are widely used in conveyancing, but their use is more extensive than that, and just about every facet of law may lean on their protection at some point – be it family law, litigation, asset protection etc. Utilising PEXA to complete Caveats helps you and your clients avoid the inconveniences of the cuts to registry opening hours. The benefits of working electronically include: Removing the barrier of time restraints (no physical attendance at the Titles Registry is required) ensuring efficient registration; and Maintaining the integrity of the document** and ensuring the client’s interest is protected imminently. Withdrawing a Caveat on PEXA is simple, ensuring the process for Lawyers who specialise in realms outside of conveyancing are not disadvantaged by the arduous nature of the manual system. *Please refer to Titles Registry Alert 139 for more detailed information about the updated hours. **For all documents in PEXA scope click here.
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