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. 
 

NSW Fair Trading Proof of Identity Checklist

(20/09/2018)
NSW Fair Trading's Proof of Identity Checklist will help you maintain client security.

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REINSW responds to NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers

(3/09/2018)
REINSW recently prepared a Submission condemning NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers.

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Government must act to prevent consumer danger

(21/08/2018)
Magistrate of the NSW State Coroner's Court makes recommendations to improve fire safety in homes that echo changes proposed by REINSW.

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Industry feedback and lobbying drives digital revolution

(27/07/2018)
The NSW Government commits to paperless conveyancing in a decision that will revolutionise the real estate industry.

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Are you committing copyright infringement when playing music?

(26/07/2018)
We consume and use music to enhance our client's experience. But do you have permission to benefit from someone else's work?

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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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