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 >>> .
 
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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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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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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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Buyers' agent case appeal allowed

(22/01/2018)
NSW Court of Appeal overturned a Supreme Court decision which found a buyers’ agent had breached the Australian Consumer Law.

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Real estate reforms legislation announced

(30/11/2017)
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has announced legislation to help strengthen real estate standards.

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Six month countdown to strata window locks

(12/09/2017)
Strata building windows must be fitted with safety devices to comply with new legislation by 13 March 2018.

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NCAT legislation amends needed ASAP

(3/08/2017)
REINSW calls on the government to to amend NCAT legislation immediately.

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Can lift refurbishments trigger compensation?

(24/07/2017)
If a lift is refurbished, do owners corporations pay compensation to affected owners and tenants?

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Countdown begins to strata window safety

(27/06/2017)
Strata building windows must be fitted with safety devices to comply with new legislation by 13 March 2018.

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Are explanatory notes required?

(5/06/2017)
Do explanatory notes need to be included in a general meeting agenda of an owners corporation?

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Reforms to fire safety certificates

(31/05/2017)
Reforms have been drafted at helping strata managers ensure fire safety measures are properly checked.

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How long must you keep business records?

(24/05/2017)
Bryan Wilcox from REEF explains how long principals need to keep business documents for.

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Effect of new strata laws

(15/05/2017)
NSW Fair Trading recently held a Strata Schemes Information Seminar.

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Avoid underquoting traps

(24/04/2017)
REINSW held a free Member webinar aimed at giving agents a deeper understanding of underquoting.

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CPD audit results alarming

(6/04/2017)
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled an audit on CPD compliance “alarming”.

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