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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 9:36:59 PM15/07/2020 9:07:54 AM

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 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:51:14 AM

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 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:46:50 AM

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.


2/11/2018 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:45:51 AM

Transition to eContracts is being resisted

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


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17/04/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:46:53 PM

eContracts are legal and more secure

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


30/03/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:14:55 PM

Electronic signatures have many benefits

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


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Electronic signatures are legal

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


27/06/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:24:41 PM

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

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


27/01/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:37:08 PM

REINSW makes submission on electronic signatures

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


12/01/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:14:54 PM

Electronic signatures: A matter of time

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


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REINSW: The Real Week Ahead

MEDIA RELEASE: This week and in the weeks ahead, it will be interesting to understand how the New South Wales residential market reacts to the stamp duty reforms proposed in the Budget.


23/11/2020 12:00:00 AM24/11/2020 2:11:31 PM

Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

NSW Fair Trading announced on Friday that a compliance team will be inspecting real estate agents and their businesses in the South coast region of NSW from today.

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23/11/2020 12:00:00 AM23/11/2020 2:32:46 PM

NSW Budget 2020-21

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington and CEO Tim McKibbin discuss the NSW Budget and the proposed changes to property taxation.

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20/11/2020 12:00:00 AM23/11/2020 11:47:49 AM
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Keeping Landowners informed about the NSW Land Tax COVID-19 Relief Guidelines

The NSW Government introduced measures earlier this year to provide relief to commercial and residential Landowners, who have provided rent reductions to Tenants experiencing financial distress as a result of COVID-19.

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20/11/2020 12:00:00 AM20/11/2020 2:14:41 PM

Strata management reforms: Developer documents

Developers should be required to provide a pack of all relevant documents when they apply for registration of the strata plan.


20/11/2020 12:00:00 AM20/11/2020 10:02:49 AM

REINSW: The unintended consequences of the NSW Government’s Property Tax Reform

With the dust settling on yesterday’s announcement that stamp duty would be phased out and replaced with another tax, the Real Estate Institute of NSW has shone a light on some of the unidentified-or unconsidered-impacts of the proposal.


18/11/2020 12:00:00 AM18/11/2020 4:57:29 PM

Response to the NSW Budget

The Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) has welcomed the NSW Government’s acknowledgement that property taxation is in need of reform.


17/11/2020 12:00:00 AM17/11/2020 4:21:13 PM

NSW Fair Trading inspections: Find out how you can ensure compliance with the rules

NSW Fair Trading’s authorised officers are currently making random visits at open inspections and auctions across the State, checking compliance safety plans are both in place and being implemented.


17/11/2020 12:00:00 AM17/11/2020 2:38:51 PM

REINSW: The Real Week Ahead

“Summer is is only a fortnight away and after a tumultuous 2020, many people looking to make a move would love to be in their new home by Christmas.


16/11/2020 12:00:00 AM16/11/2020 5:05:56 PM

Predicted wetter conditions could bring unwelcome pests to open homes this summer

Entomologists are warning homeowners - including those looking to sell - to keep an eye out for creepy crawlies with La Niña bringing perfect breeding conditions for insects and spiders over the coming months.


16/11/2020 12:00:00 AM16/11/2020 11:44:08 AM

Appointment of strata manager

Strata managers who are also developers should not be prohibited from managing a strata scheme in which they hold a beneficial interest.


13/11/2020 12:00:00 AM13/11/2020 10:29:14 AM

Latest vacancy rates show impact of COVID-19 pandemic far from over

The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for October 2020 show that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the residential rental market across New South Wales.


12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM12/11/2020 11:00:42 AM

Auctioneer payments: What to do when a client changes their mind

Getting paid is obviously an essential part of doing business, but the reality is that clients can flat out refuse to pay, or dispute a payment.


11/11/2020 12:00:00 AM11/11/2020 9:49:02 AM

An eye to the future

The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) and the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (NSW) introduced significant changes to the management and regulation of strata schemes in New South Wales.


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