Legislation News

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

You’ll find the latest legislation news and updates from REINSW below. 

To view a non-exhaustive list of legislation which affects real estate agents, stock and station agents, and business agents, click here >>> .

The new RTA is progressing

REINSW has recently seen the likely policy directions the Residential Tenancies Act review.

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Avoid underquoting traps

REINSW held a free Member webinar aimed at giving agents a deeper understanding of underquoting.

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CPD audit results alarming

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled an audit on CPD compliance “alarming”.

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eContracts are legal and more secure

Australian law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley says eContracts are more secure than paper contracts.

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Written instructions offer protection

REINSW has warned agents to protect themselves from the Australian Consumer Law.

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Problems with the new strata laws

REINSW spoke to two Strata Chapter Committee members to find out problems with the new strata laws.

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New strata by-laws - what you need to know

Find out the three things you need to know about the new strata laws as a strata manager.

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Is rental bidding legal?

Find out what REINSW President John Cunningham's view on rental bidding is, and what the law says.

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Fire safety reforms for NSW buildings

The NSW Government has released reforms to boost fire standards in the building industry.

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New tenant checklist updated

The new tenant checklist has been updated to comply with changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010.

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Rental Bonds Online now mandatory

It is now mandatory for agents and landlords to offer an online service to tenants signing a new lease.

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Connected persons cannot manage strata

Find out how being a “connected person” can stop strata agents managing a scheme.

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Online rental bond amendments begin 30 Jan

Changes to the online rental bond system have been approved and begin on 30 January 2017.

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Changes to the underquoting laws

Underquoting and other changes to the PSBA Act begin on 16 December 2016.

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NCAT updates and changes

NCAT's latest consultation meeting reported some important changes and updates.

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REIA welcomes change to FIRB rules

The Government has announced changes under the foreign investment framework.

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REINSW’s submission on real estate reforms

REINSW has made a 19-page submission on the NSW Government proposed reforms to the industry.

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Strata renovations under the new laws

How renovations to units are now to be regulated under the new strata laws.

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New rules on strata meetings and voting

Find out about the impact of the strata reforms on meeting practice and procedure and voting.

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New REINSW strata agency agreement

REINSW has created a new standard Strata Exclusive Management Agency Agreement.

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