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Grace period for property industry reforms extended

We are delighted to announce that the no-penalty grace period for the Property and Stock Agents Act reforms has been extended a further six months until 1 April 2021.

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8/09/2020 12:00:00 AM8/09/2020 4:32:07 PM

Major reforms – Government reassure industry there's time to adapt

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

25/03/2020

25/03/2020 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:26:01 AM

IN FOCUS: Recognition of Prior Learning course

After almost two years of preparation, we’re ready and excited to implement the landmark training reforms in the coming weeks.

05/02/2020

5/02/2020 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 1:25:53 PM

The future is here

The start of once-in-a-generation real estate reforms is just around the corner, starting in March 2020. Read more about this landmark moment for the industry.

30/01/2020

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Property Industry Reforms Are Coming In 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Property Industry Reforms will come into effect on 23 March 2020.

19/12/2019

19/12/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:43:18 PM

Training reforms: Are you ready?

Holding a Certificate of Registration for your entire career will no longer be an option. All Certificate holders must complete a Certificate IV qualification and transition to their Real Estate Licence within four years.

09/12/2019

9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:03:14 AM

Everything you need to know about the Industry Reforms

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

22/10/2019

22/10/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 11:01:05 AM

Be ahead of training changes

Changes to training and education standards are now right around the corner, so it’s vital you understand how it will impact you - and what steps you can take to minimise disruption to your job.

01/10/2019

1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 10:57:40 AM

Training changes ahead

Changes to the Real Estate Training Package will streamline qualifications to ensure they are more suited to the ever-changing work requirements of our industry

17/09/2019

17/09/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 9:12:58 AM

Why you should consider RPL: from those who’ve done it

RPL is the simplest way to achieve the qualification required to obtain your real estate licence – a must ahead of the licensing reforms.

19/06/2019

19/06/2019 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 11:44:58 AM

Is 2019 the year you transition to your real estate licence?

Become a licensed real estate agent, you'll need to complete Certificate IV in Property Services (CPP40307) course & complete 12 months of practical industry experience & there's no better time than now to evaluate the longevity of your career.

03/04/2019

3/04/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:52:29 AM

Upgrade your qualifications with a real estate licence course. Reforms are coming…

Industry reforms are just around the corner & all Certificate of Registration holders will need to gain their Real Estate Licence. REINSW offers a variety of pathways to applying for a real estate licence including real estate licence course.

03/04/2019

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Operations superstar

Smart, outgoing and dedicated, Caitlin Ellis, from DiJones Real Estate, is a real estate operations whizz with a love of all things related to technology and innovation.

02/03/2021

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REINSW is lobbying for mandatory RCDs to be rolled out across NSW

REINSW has been working with Government on improving electrical safety in all NSW properties due to overall concerns of statistics of electrical fires within NSW households.

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1/03/2021 12:00:00 AM1/03/2021 4:11:10 PM

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.

15/02/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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