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BEST PRACTICE GROUPS

As part of our commitment to supporting conveyancers we hold regular Best Practice Groups (BPG) in various locations. All full members are welcome to attend BPGs. If you are interesting in attending, please contact Dani on dani@aicvic.com.au for further details or contact the facilitator directly.

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2 Easy-to-Implement Automations for Victorian Conveyancers

It is a conveyancer’s job to ensure the due diligence and settlement process is completed in a timely, professional and above all else, accurate manor. One of the most important jobs for any software or search provider is to eliminate any chance of disrupting your workflow by introducing automations.

According to the Australian Government, ‘human error’ is commonly cited as the factor for anywhere between 70 to 100 per cent of incidents in the workplace. And while there are many factors that can influence ‘human error’, in the conveyancing world, a solution to preventing most incidents is by utilising automation.

In today’s modern conveyancing industry, using a practice management software (PMS), like triSearch’s all-in-one conveyancing solution, triConvey, is one of the most efficient strategies to automate the workplace.

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Buying a House? Selling a House? Be Protected Online

Residential property is Australia’s largest asset class – today, the sector is worth more than $8 trillion1. It’s a vital pillar of our nation’s economy, particularly as we seek to rebuild and recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19.

With the significant finances involved in the purchase or sale of a property, unfortunately, real estate agents, legal practitioners and homebuyers and sellers alike are a natural and popular target for potential cyber criminals.

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Security Materials to Assist PEXA Members

ARNECC has recently made changes to the Model Operating Requirement (MOR) and the Model Participation Rules (MPR). You’ll notice that changes to both came into effect on Monday 12 April 2021.

These changes include newly introduced obligations related to cyber-security.

To assist you with navigating these updates, PEXA’s Chief Information Security Officer, David Willett, has gathered a range of content covering vital topics to support you and your firm.

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Let’s Close the Super Gap

It’s 2021 and Australia’s gender pay gap is stuck at around 15 per cent; despite laws promoting better gender equality and evolving attitudes, women are still often paid less than men.

The super gap is even greater than the pay gap. According to Industry Super Australia, on average, women retire with around half as much super as men.

In light of the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) being ‘Choose to Challenge’, it is timely to examine the super gap and challenge the factors that contribute to this inequity. Read more

Owner Builders in Lockdown

Lockdown has seen many property owners take advantage of the stay at home rule.  Some property owners have chosen to undertake well overdue repairs to their homes.  Some have gone all out and undertaken major works on their homes.

Unfortunately, we know that some owners have been struggling financially and are not sitting in a good position with their mortgagees.

As conveyancers we need to know what works if any have been undertaken on the property before completing and releasing the Vendor Section 32 Statement to the client for review and certainly before it is released to the agent.

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Conveyancing Tips: 5 Search Platform Tools to Improve Client Experience

One of the best things you can do for your business is to focus on client experience. Studies have shown there is a very strong relationship between a client’s positive experience and their willingness to repeat spend.

Businesses that offer a high level of customer satisfaction will reap the benefits in terms of revenue, reputation, and referrals.

In this article, we discuss 5 tools that your Conveyancing business can use, through their search platform, to ensure every client experience is a good one.

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