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Asbestos and a strata manager’s responsibility

What should you do if you suspect asbestos in a property you manage?


8/05/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:39:22 PM

Asbestos: your duty of care as an agent

It is an agent's duty to ensure a property is fit for habitation, but when it comes to asbestos, negligence could be life-threatening.


15/01/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:58:15 AM

Strata loose-fill asbestos deadline

Strata schemes who registered for loose-fill asbestos testing have until 31 March 2017 to get free testing.


2/03/2017 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 9:10:26 AM

Properties with asbestos are uninhabitable

Tenants must now be told if the premises they want to lease is on the LFAI Register.


4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:41:16 PM

Asbestos awareness month

November is national asbestos awareness month.


28/09/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:47:53 PM

Asbestos testing for strata schemes

Strata homeowners cannot apply for free loose-fill asbestos insulation testing.


15/07/2016 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 9:08:18 AM

Better to be safe than sorry

Take advantage of the free loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) sample testing.


8/07/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:08:16 PM

Free loose-fill asbestos testing

Homeowners have until 1 August to register their property for free loose-fill asbestos insulation testing.


20/06/2016 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 9:06:16 AM

Properties with asbestos are uninhabitable

Residential properties affected by loose file asbestos insulation are uninhabitable.


16/06/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:45:17 PM

How to manage asbestos in a property

Approximately 1/3 of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products. What are your obligations?


7/06/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:49:58 PM

REINSW: proposed changes are dangerous

REINSW has made a submission in response to proposed loose-fill asbestos amendment regulations


26/04/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:06:27 PM

Are you ready for this year’s challenges?

Hear from REINSW's President and CEO about improving education standards and legislation changes.


7/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:41:22 PM

REINSW calls for Asbestos Act to protect consumers

An Asbestos Act which makes it mandatory to disclose asbestos in buildings should be introduced.


4/03/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:16:27 PM

Loose-fill asbestos safety guide for agents released

The Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Taskforce has released a guide for working with properties with asbestos.


24/04/2015 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:59:48 PM
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Overseas students return to boost rental market but recovery could be slow

A pilot program to allow a limited number of international students to return to Sydney has been welcomed by the REINSW as critical for the rental market recovery.


18/06/2021 12:00:00 AM18/06/2021 11:43:42 AM

Sydney’s vacancy rate shows positivity for areas hit hardest by pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE: The rental market in Sydney’s Inner Ring suburbs recorded its best performance since the start of the COVID-19, with vacancy rates falling to 3.3 percent last month.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 12:18:15 PM

REINSW supports property sector overhaul

With less than 5 days to go now, REINSW is urging the NSW Parliament to pass the Property Services Council Bill 2021 to help prevent real estate related disputes and deliver better consumer outcomes.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 11:39:32 AM

How the property market will warm vendor’s hearts this winter

Winter has long been seen as the least popular time to sell a home, but strong competition, lack of stock and low interest rates are tipped to keep up current momentum throughout the cooler months.


11/06/2021 12:00:00 AM11/06/2021 11:00:42 AM

House prices increase at the highest quarterly rate in a decade

MEDIA RELEASE: The weighted average capital city median price for both houses and other dwellings has increased at the highest rate in a decade, the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia's Real Estate Market Facts report has found.


9/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 3:52:45 PM

Overall housing and rental affordability declines

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: Housing affordability improved in New South Wales and South Australia, remained steady in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory but declined in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.


8/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 8:34:03 AM

Q & A - Sparkling success

From a young age, Simone Luxford, Director at Essential Property Wealth, was intrigued with how to create wealth from property and has gone on to build her own successful property portfolio.


4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 11:20:24 AM

Strata in the spotlight

Five years after landmark reforms were introduced, the strata framework in New South Wales is once again under review. Here’s how REINSW has responded to the NSW Government’s call for input.


3/06/2021 12:00:00 AM3/06/2021 10:04:55 AM

Straight talking boy from the bush

With well in excess of 5000 days under his belt as REINSW’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim McKibbin is a formidable force. Here we look at the man who is leading the real estate profession into the next decade with passion and gusto.


2/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 2:45:24 PM

Real time benefits for lodging rental bonds electronically

Lodging rental bonds online has improved the efficiency of settling funds making it easier for both agents and tenants, according to NSW Fair Trading.


1/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 10:46:14 AM

We need a dedicated Property Services Commissioner for NSW: Help us to help you now!

For the past 10 years, REINSW has relentlessly lobbied Government to remove our Industry from NSW Fair Trading and establish a dedicated Property Services Commissioner instead. We need your help to get the message to your local MPs without delay.


31/05/2021 12:00:00 AM31/05/2021 10:06:40 AM

Now’s the time for a standard retail lease

In a submission to the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, REINSW has proposed the introduction of a standard retail lease as a “natural evolution” of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW).


28/05/2021 12:00:00 AM28/05/2021 12:07:48 PM

HELPLINE Q&A: Can a tenant carry out changes to the rental premises?

Yes, a tenant can make certain changes of a “minor nature” to the premises.


25/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:51:07 PM

On the chopping block: why fee cutting hurts everyone

Commission charges vary across NSW with Sydney already home to the lowest fees due to the sheer number of agents on the ground.


20/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:38:47 PM

Cultivating your community

Time is such a valuable commodity. Most people have little time to answer their phones to friends and family, much less take a call from a local real estate professional.


18/05/2021 12:00:00 AM18/05/2021 1:15:26 PM