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Asbestos and a strata manager’s responsibility

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

08/05/2019

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

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.

02/03/2017

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.

04/11/2016

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

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

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.

08/07/2016

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

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

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?

07/06/2016

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

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.

07/03/2016

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.

04/03/2016

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

24/04/2015 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:59:48 PM
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Altered arrangements for convening

The provisions allowing electronic convening and voting at meetings, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, should be made permanent and not repealed on 13 May 2021.

26/02/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

26/02/2021 12:00:00 AM26/02/2021 11:05:03 AM

On alert! Cyber-crime on the rise

Social engineering fraud has increased in frequency and severity in recent years. Fraudsters have become especially sophisticated when targeting unsuspecting victims and the financial consequences of these crimes can be devastating.

25/02/2021

25/02/2021 12:00:00 AM25/02/2021 9:33:46 AM

Slow and steady: The commercial market to run its own race in 2021

It’s easy to see how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the commercial real estate space, but new data shows CBD workers are slowly, but surely, making their way back into the office.

24/02/2021

24/02/2021 12:00:00 AM24/02/2021 9:37:17 AM

Pre-meeting electronic voting for elections

Clause 14 of the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (NSW) should be amended to make it clear that pre-meeting electronic voting does not extend to elections.

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23/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 9:20:22 AM

Combustible cladding: interest-free loans to speed up removal from NSW apartment buildings

Interest-free 10-year loans have been welcomed to fast-track the removal of high-risk combustible cladding from apartment buildings across NSW.

22/02/2021

22/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 2:42:02 PM

Quorum

The provisions regarding the quorum at a meeting need to be redrafted, so that it is clear, particularly in the case of small strata schemes, what happens if there’s not a quorum.

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19/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:08:35 AM

How agents can help vendors

Not every `Sold’ sticker placed on a real estate signboard is accompanied by a smiling vendor jumping for joy. Divorce, debt and death are among the most challenging reasons for selling property and often super charged with emotion.

18/02/2021

18/02/2021 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 10:04:20 AM

Items requiring statutory warranty

Further guidance needs to be provided regarding the need to include an item on the Annual General Meeting agenda to consider building defects and rectification where warranty periods under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) apply.

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17/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:25:20 AM

Take charge of compliance

The 1 April 2021 implementation deadline for the Supervision Guidelines is looming. Here’s what you need to know to ensure compliance.

16/02/2021

16/02/2021 12:00:00 AM16/02/2021 10:01:11 AM

Record keeping

The legislation should be amended to allow for the better maintenance of strata records, including electronic storage and back-up, as well as a requirement to maintain an overall index of records.

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15/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:24:23 AM

Small fluctuations in rental vacancies welcome the New Year

MEDIA RELEASE: After a year of uncertainty and dramatic fluctuations, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for January 2021 show that rental vacancies across the major metropolitan markets remain largely stable.

12/02/2021

12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 3:48:25 PM

Insurance valuations

The requirement for an Owners’ Corporation to obtain a building insurance valuation every five years should be reintroduced and amendments made to remove reinstatement from the valuation exercise.

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12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 2:29:41 PM

Window safety devices

The legislation needs to clarify who is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of window safety devices and address the many practical issues that are currently causing confusion.

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11/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:18:53 AM

Taking trust to the next level

Neil Webster, the winner of the John Greig OAM Community Service category at the 2020 REINSW Awards for Excellence, reveals how community service can set you up for a thriving career, build trust with clients and help make the world a better place.

10/02/2021

10/02/2021 12:00:00 AM10/02/2021 11:58:29 AM

Minor renovations by owners

There should be a statutory requirement to register minor renovations to common property carried out by lot owners.

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9/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:17:13 AM