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Property managers, are your landlords protected?

There are very real risks involved in managing uninsured rental properties. Here's why you should encourage landlords to take out the right insurance.

23/04/2019

23/04/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 12:00:15 PM

The 4 WHYs of professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity insurance is a legal requirement for real estate agents, but why is it so important?

15/11/2018

15/11/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:37:14 AM

Protection against employee claims

You do everything you can to meet the needs of your clients, but what about your employees? Jenna Sammut, Account Manager at JLT, explains how you can reduce the risk of employee claims.

07/11/2018

7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:35:31 AM

Auctions cause Aussies anxiety

A survey found that many Australian’s are anxious when it comes to property auctions.

02/03/2018

2/03/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:08:26 PM

Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Find out the difference between Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) insurance.

06/05/2016

6/05/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:51:35 PM

REEF partnership boost for members

Realcover has teamed up with REEF to offer 50% off the excess fee on any Employment Liability Claim.

15/04/2016

15/04/2016 12:00:00 AM14/07/2020 4:23:43 PM

Beware overseas-based professional indemnity insurers

We’ve seen a number of overseas-based insurers entering the professional indemnity insurance market

23/09/2015

23/09/2015 12:00:00 AM14/07/2020 4:27:30 PM

If in doubt, shout! How to deal with potential claims

If a private investigator walked through your agency door and started asking questions about a property under your management, what would you do?

26/05/2015

26/05/2015 12:00:00 AM14/07/2020 4:25:15 PM

Realcover: How to park potential car space claims

Agents need to be aware of how to avoid making misrepresentations when selling a property with a car space.

14/05/2015

14/05/2015 12:00:00 AM14/07/2020 4:25:34 PM
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Fine details needed on rental repayment plan

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW urges the NSW Government to provide clarity on what “support” for landlords and tenants actually means ahead of the looming eviction moratorium deadline.

04/03/2021

4/03/2021 12:00:00 AM5/03/2021 9:25:25 AM

COVID-19 pandemic sees first home buyers increase market share by 50.4%

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 pandemic sees first home buyers increase market share by 50.4%, according to the latest REIA’s “The Housing Affordability Report (HAR)”.

03/03/2021

3/03/2021 12:00:00 AM3/03/2021 4:37:51 PM

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

2/03/2021 12:00:00 AM2/03/2021 2:11:59 PM

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.

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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

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