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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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23/09/2021 12:00:00 AM23/09/2021 5:42:50 PM

Sign on the line

Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures? The short answer is “no”. They are different. Here we explain how they differ and what all agents need to know about using them.

20/09/2021

20/09/2021 12:00:00 AM20/09/2021 10:49:01 AM

REIA’s Real Estate Market Facts show housing prices blew out by almost 20%

MEDIA RELEASE: House prices have inflated by a whopping 18.4% over the year to June 2021, the latest Real Estate institute of Australia’s (REIA), Real Estate Market Facts has found.

15/09/2021

15/09/2021 12:00:00 AM16/09/2021 12:22:15 PM

Recognition of Prior Learning in focus

If you are currently an Assistant Agent and have more than 12 months’ experience, you need to upgrade to your Real Estate Licence by completing a Certificate IV qualification.

15/09/2021

15/09/2021 12:00:00 AM15/09/2021 10:54:08 AM

Embracing tech

Daunted by technology? You don’t have to be. Kylie Walsh explains why and outlines the things you need to consider when deciding what tech to implement in your business.

14/09/2021

14/09/2021 12:00:00 AM14/09/2021 9:23:54 AM

Sydney vacancies plummet to lowest level in more than three years

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for August 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney have dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

13/09/2021

13/09/2021 12:00:00 AM13/09/2021 12:04:52 PM

Rental Affordability Improves Across Australia

Rental affordability improved marginally across Australia by 0.3 percentage points over the June quarter, the latest quarterly Housing Affordability report by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has found.

11/09/2021

11/09/2021 12:00:00 AM13/09/2021 11:58:16 AM

Empowering people experiencing homelessness

Frustrated by the lack of dignity shown to those experiencing homelessness, Suzanne Hopman developed a solution with a difference and launched Dignity, a charity that empowers people with dignity and prevents, responds to and ends homelessness.

10/09/2021

10/09/2021 12:00:00 AM10/09/2021 10:20:21 AM

Vendors should ‘spring’ into action to take advantage of market demand

It was once exceptional for a buyer to purchase a home without setting foot inside the property. But agents are now barely raising an eyebrow at the practice which has become increasingly common during Sydney’s extended lockdown.

08/09/2021

8/09/2021 12:00:00 AM8/09/2021 10:17:11 AM

Focus and determination: Q & A

With a background in land surveying and civil engineering, Barry Cawthorn, Managing Director of Bawdens, was destined to become a commercial real estate success. For 40 years, he’s focused on building teams and giving back where he can.

07/09/2021

7/09/2021 12:00:00 AM7/09/2021 9:57:35 AM

7 time-saving features of REI Forms Live

REI Forms Live is a real saviour. It helps you to save time by electronically generating the mountains of paperwork that keeps your day-to-day business activities on track. But you may not be aware of some of the other ways REI Forms Live can help.

03/09/2021

3/09/2021 12:00:00 AM3/09/2021 11:11:32 AM

Tenant Participation

“Since the commencement of amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act in November 2016, tenants have had the right to be given notice of and attend Owners’ Corporation meetings,” Nicole Unger, REINSW General Counsel, said.

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25/08/2021 12:00:00 AM26/08/2021 9:23:59 AM

Burnout, be gone

Working in the real estate industry brings with it much excitement and exhilaration. But there’s also a dark side, where the stresses, challenges and breakneck pace of the job have the potential to lead to burnout.

25/08/2021

25/08/2021 12:00:00 AM25/08/2021 11:33:00 AM

Capital Fund Works Plan

The matters to be included in capital works fund plans need to be clarified and the annual savings needed to fund anticipated expenditure should be set out.

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