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Innovation versus legislation

Greater collaboration and a transparent regulatory framework will help the real estate industry embrace the efficiencies of proptech.

26/06/2020

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REINSW lobbying pays off: electronic signing passed

The Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW) was assented to yesterday, allowing residential tenancy agreements to be signed and witnessed electronically.

23/11/2018

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Property services industry moves forward with electronic signatures

MEDIA RELEASE: In good news for consumers and the property services industry, witness contracts can soon be signed electronically.

15/11/2018

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Big step towards e-sign for witnesses

A new Bill currently in Parliament has the power to enable electronic signing of the residential tenancy agreement.

02/11/2018

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Transition to eContracts is being resisted

Lawyers and conveyancers are proving to be the biggest roadblock using eContracts.

26/07/2017

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eContracts are legal and more secure

Australian law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley says eContracts are more secure than paper contracts.

30/03/2017

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Electronic signatures have many benefits

Electronic signatures are fast becoming more popular and play a critical part in real estate transactions.

13/03/2017

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Electronic signatures are legal

Electronic signatures can be used to sign agency agreements and are actually safer.

27/06/2016

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“Hitting hard, heavy and often”: REINSW goals for 2016

REINSW CEO Tim MicKibbin outlines REINSW’s goals for 2016.

27/01/2016

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REINSW makes submission on electronic signatures

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin discusses the Institutes lobbying efforts regarding electronic signatures.

12/01/2016

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Electronic signatures: A matter of time

The ability to complete and sign documents electronically will significantly benefit both consumers and the industry.

08/04/2015

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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.

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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

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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

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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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