Land Matters e-News
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Interest Enquiry (IE) is an online service that helps property professionals, purchasers and property owners with risk management and disclosure of rights, restrictions and obligations that can affect the enjoyment, use and future use of property within Western Australia.
As part of the IE upgrade, the map viewer component of IE has been removed to improve usability for customers and the service is now available to My Landgate customers from Landgate’s Online Shop. It allows customers to conduct an interest search through a single simple enquiry. Customers can now purchase two reports:
New interests have been added to Interest Enquiry taking the total number of interests available via this service to 32. Additionally 10 interests are also registered on the Certificate of Title.
- A Summary Interest Report - lists the interests specific to the property searched plus interests known to affect all properties in Western Australia.
- A Detailed Interest Report - provides a consolidated listing of all interests with a detailed listing of all interests affecting the searched property.
Find out more about Interest Enquiry.
Street Directory 2013
Developed from Landgate’s StreetSmart data and published by Melway Publishing Pty Ltd, the 2013 Melway Greater Perth Street Directory is an easy to read, essential road guide. The 2013 edition has been updated with the following:
With a superior mapping format and colour coded roads for optimised navigation, the Melway Greater Perth Street Directory can be ordered for just $34.95 plus postage from Landgate's Online Shop.
For orders of more than five street directories please call us on 9273 7555 to receive a bulk postage rate.
- 611 new street listings and 300 fully revised maps
- Subdivisions in Brabham, Dayton and Baldivis
- Regional Centre Maps of Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton (expanded coverage) and Kalgoorlie-Boulder
- Includes Two Rocks, Chidlow, Dawesville and Pinjarra
- Plus more...
earthmine was launched in Australia in February 2012.
earthmine offers a complete end-to-end solution for the collection, processing and delivery of 3D street level imagery in the Australia and New Zealand marketplace.
The technology allows users to accurately and easily view, tag and measure assets from their desktop, reducing field trips, saving time and money, and improving decision making.
“We are already seeing significant interest from local government and the power, rail, road and resource industries.” Mike Bradford Landgate Chief Executive said.
Read more about earthmine.
Verification of Identity
The Verification of Identity Practice has been issued jointly by the Western Australian Registrar of Titles and Commissioner of Titles.
The Verification of Identity Practice is designed to reduce the opportunity for successful land title fraud as a result of identity theft or other improper dealings. It sets out to achieve this by requesting verification of the identity of a person transacting and their authority to deal with an interest in land. The best opportunity to prevent fraud is before documents affecting WA Land Titles are executed and lodged at Landgate.
It is important to remember that the Registrar of Titles registers a change in property ownership at the end of the sale process, following financial settlement. Detailed information about the new Verification of Identity Practice can be found here.
An online brochure has recently been developed to outline what type of identification is required by each party involved in the process and is available now from Landgate’s website.
Also specified are the requirements for verification conducted both within and outside Australia.
Landgate’s TitleWatch service has been upgraded and is now linked to Electronic Advice of Sale (EAS2).
The online service provides a fast, easy and economical way to monitor activity on a nominated Certificate of Title. TitleWatch has now been upgraded to send notification of an impending property settlement, before it happens.
The Titlewatch upgrade was designed to alert a property owner to expected and, more importantly, unexpected changes to a nominated title. It is crucial property owners respond immediately to any alerts.
This will serve as another measure to help guard against property fraud in Western Australia.
Find out more about TitleWatch.
Caveats (Improper Dealings) In August 2012, Landgate launched a new caveat service for property owners known as a Caveat (Improper Dealings).
WA land owners can now place a Caveat (Improper Dealings) on their own property to help prevent an unlawful change of ownership. Once it is lodged, it will stop the registration of any instruments or documents that normally need to be signed by the owner, including transfers, mortgages and leases.
Jean Villani, Registrar of Titles explained there are several requirements registered proprietors need to be aware of.
“A Caveat (Improper Dealings) can only be placed if all owners agree. If one owner does not want to be part of the caveat, then it cannot be lodged."
“The new caveat can only be removed if all owners agree. All owners must present themselves in person at the same time at Landgate’s Midland Office and satisfy new Verification of Identity (VOI) requirements using original documents, not copies”.
The new caveat is particularly useful for owners who are overseas for any period of time and are concerned about the possibility of identity theft.
Find out more about the new caveat service.
Aerial Photography Updates
Map Viewer is an ideal service for anyone interested in viewing seamless aerial photography of land and property in Western Australia. It is free to view and you can find the area you want by just typing in a street address. Aerial photography can be purchased in Map Viewer from as low as $20.50, plus $0.44 per MB.
Landgate regularly updates aerial photography in Map Viewer. Monthly updates are posted on the Landgate website.
Chris Hartley, Manager of Primary Capture said this is an easy way for customers to stay informed of newly released aerial photography available in Map Viewer.
“They can also follow us on Twitter and receive monthly tweets when the photography is available”.
View the latest aerial photography updates here.
FREE Map Downloads
Need a map? Download Landgate maps, absolutely free of charge. Landgate has a great range of free maps, available to download in PDF format. Recently updated from the latest StreetSmart data, maps of Perth, Fremantle and Mandurah CBDs, as well as regional South Western Australia and Local Government areas, are available. Landgate free maps can be viewed and printed for personal use only.
View our free maps here.
If you want to reproduce the maps in a brochure, a publication or need customising to suit your business, call us today on 08 9273 7341.
12 NEW Earth is Art images!
Last year Landgate launched its first Facebook competition. A series of hand selected images from our extensive aerial image library were displayed on the Landgate Facebook page and visitors were asked to vote for their favourite images.
With over 400 entries, Landgate was able to shortlist 12 breathtaking images to add to its Earth is Art collection. The new images are scheduled for release in early 2013.
View our current Earth is Art collection. Join our Facebook page here.
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