Compliance and Legislation News

A large numbers of Acts and Regulations impact the property industry in NSW. 

You’ll find the latest compliance and legislation news and updates from REINSW below. 
 
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Do you have a fit rental property?

(26/06/2018)
25 per cent of NSW homes do not have a working smoke alarm. Does your rental property meet legislative requirements?

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Email consent for notices

(25/06/2018)
How will changes to electronic consent legislation affect you?

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Reforms signal positive change

(23/05/2018)
Some of the most important reforms to real estate practice in over 30 years will be introduced later this year.

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What are the FAQ's in property management

(20/04/2018)
Have you ever wondered the answers to the questions property managers most frequently ask?

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REINSW fighting hard on RTA Review

(19/04/2018)
REINSW has held 30 meetings and lodged seven submissions in response to the proposed amends to the RTA.

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Government fails landlords and tenants

(18/04/2018)
The High Court has ruled NCAT doesn't have jurisdiction where one or more of the parties to the dispute are interstate.

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Agents fined $25,000 after compliance blitz

(9/04/2018)
More than 70% of Northern Beaches real estate agents inspected were fined over $25,000 after a NSW Fair Trading compliance blitz.

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REINSW Submission on combustible cladding

(21/03/2018)
REINSW has welcomed the proposed reform to address the safety risks posed by combustible cladding.

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Clamping down on tax evasion

(13/03/2018)
Purchasers will have to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises from 1 July 2018.

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Agent safety obligations unfair and dangerous

(12/03/2018)
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled fire safety obligations imposed on real estate agents as dangerous and unfair.

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Game-changing reforms pass

(8/03/2018)
The real estate reform Bill that will lift education standards across the real estate profession has been passed.

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Beware misuse of stock images

(8/03/2018)
Are you using copyright-free images for your social media and website? Find out three things you can you do to avoid potential problems.

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REINSW CEO warning

(5/03/2018)
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin is warning members to be careful about inaccurate information about the training reforms.

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Requirements for vendors and purchasers

(2/03/2018)
A 2017 edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land has been released.

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Updates to Planning Act begin 1 March 2018

(26/02/2018)
Legislative updates to the Planning Act begin on 1 March 2018.

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Agent education standards to increase 600%

(22/02/2018)
Education standards will lift by 600 per cent as the path to professionalism is progressing.

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NCAT can hear interstate cases again

(22/02/2018)
Interstate parties to a residential tenancies dispute can now have the matter heard and resolved at NCAT.

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REINSW submission on electronic contracts

(16/02/2018)
REINSW has made a submission in response to a Discussion Paper on digital technology and electronic signatures.

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75% fail NSW Fair Trading audit

(15/02/2018)
75% of real estate agencies failed to comply with NSW Fair Trading legislation in Sydney’s west as part of a targeted audit.

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Training reforms moving ahead

(15/02/2018)
Real estate training reforms passed this week is a generational change and result of REINSW lobbying.

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