Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Advertising with barcodes!?

Seen these funny looking things around the place lately? This is a 2D Barcode used for marketing and advertising. If you have a smartphone e.g. iPhone, try it out:

1. Download a free barcode scanner app from the app store
2. Wave your camera over the barcode
3. You will automatically be taken straight to the VPS website!

VPS is planning on using this technology in some of our future advertising. It’s pretty cool what our phones can do these days! You can link a consumer to whatever URL/Social media source you like. If anyone wants any information about how to make one for their business or anything else, just ask us - it’s free.

The free online generator is easy to use, and you can produce as many as you need:

Kieran McErlean - Vicki's Marketing Manager.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

NEW! Building Disclosure for Commercial property with an area over 2,000 square meters.

Under the commercial building disclosure requirements, from 1st November 2010, fully effective 1st November 2011 (there is a transitional period), all commercial properties with an area over 2,000 square meters are required to have a full building energy efficiency certificate and for this to be disclosed to the new buyer.

When acting for a Seller or Buyer on commercial properties over 2,000 square meters……the Australian Institute of Conveyancers W.A. recommend their members check that the Seller or their Real Estate Agent have provided this disclosure to the Buyer.

For more information, on the Commercial building Disclosure visit

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New Residential Current Device (RCD) regulations benefits buyers!

Previously: If an owner of a residential premises effected a transfer without two RCD’s being installed, the owner committed an offence, and there was no provision for the new owner to recover the costs of installation of those RCD’s if the old owner failed to do so.

But Now: The new owners are obliged to install a residual currency device within two months of settlement date and have the right to recover the costs

from the previous owner. (Penalty for not installing the RCD’s could be up to $15,000.00 for individuals and in the case of a body corporate up to $100,000.00) And furthermore: If the new owner has given notice to the seller of intended demolition of the house - but has in fact not commenced demolition within six months of settlement date, then the new owner must ensure, before the end of the six month period, they have installed two RCD’s in the premises.

The new legislation came into effect on the 10th May, 2011. In essence, the buyer now has the benefit they can recover the cost of the installation of the RCD’s themselves if the seller had not arranged the installation prior to settlement.