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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Industry feedback and lobbying drives digital revolution

The NSW Government commits to paperless conveyancing in a decision that will revolutionise the real estate industry.

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Do you have a fit rental property?

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

How will changes to electronic consent legislation affect you?

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Reforms signal positive change

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

Have you ever wondered the answers to the questions property managers most frequently ask?

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REINSW fighting hard on RTA Review

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

REINSW calls on the government to to amend NCAT legislation immediately.

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Can lift refurbishments trigger compensation?

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

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?

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

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?

Bryan Wilcox from REEF explains how long principals need to keep business documents for.

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Effect of new strata laws

NSW Fair Trading recently held a Strata Schemes Information Seminar.

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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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