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[NSW] How do I do searches on properties myself

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by htopg, 20th Oct, 2015.

  1. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    I was bored during weekend so I borrowed a "DIY Conveyancing Kit" from my friend and had a good read.
    The kit is very informative on what to do as a purchaser.
    The kit suggests to use "Notary & Associates" to perform all sort of searches.
    One can fill up a "Property Information Inquiry Form" and tick what searches are needed and then fax to them. I noticed that there was a service fee of $80 on top. Why can't one just get search result from them straightaway? It seems so 1990's to me.
    Has anyone used "Notary & Associates" before?
    What are the alternatives?
    I am wondering if there is any online searches that anyone can just buy the searches online.
    Many online search company seems to open for conveyancers or solicitors.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Go to the LPI wesite and use any of the service providers
     
  3. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    I have done title searches online and they are immediate and cost little. N&A are just a service provider seeking a buck. Like all the fake US ETSA visa application websites and ABN application sites that charge a fee.