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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.

01/03/2021 | Only Members can view this content. You will need to sign in to view

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

Your CPD obligations

Continuing Professional Development has changed and all agents need to understand what their obligations are in accordance with their classification in the licensing structure.

08/02/2021

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WIRE 2021 - Meet our keynote speaker Manal al-Sharif

The REINSW Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) is returning on 10 March 2021, with registrations open now.

04/02/2021

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New year, new optimism

2020 was a year like no other. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt across the nation and the real estate industry in New South Wales was certainly not immune. There were challenges and we had to adapt quickly.

02/02/2021

2/02/2021 12:00:00 AM2/02/2021 11:11:16 AM

Foot in the door

In a fitting collaboration, property managers and specialist homelessness services are working together to find positive outcomes for tenants in distress.

21/01/2021

21/01/2021 12:00:00 AM21/01/2021 9:14:26 AM

Your REI Forms Live questions answered

REINSW members across the state have come to rely upon the industry’s leading online agreements and forms product – REI Forms Live.

05/01/2021

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The importance of record keeping

Good record keeping is the backbone to any successful real estate business. Industry insiders are quick to point out there are no excuses for an unprofessional paper trail - even if today’s filing cabinets are all digital.

04/01/2021

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Disclosure requirements change from 1 January 2021

NSW Parliament passed a package of more than 40 reforms called the Better Business Reforms in 2018. The reforms included new disclosure requirements that came into effect on 1 July 2020.

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Onwards and upwards

With two decades of property management expertise under his belt, Anthony Caudullo, Director of Property Management at Crown Group, is at the top of his real estate game.

22/12/2020

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COVID-19: Important advice for the real estate industry this weekend

Northern Beaches’ agents urged to refrain from holding home inspections and on-site auctions this weekend due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

18/12/2020

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New Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation industry commences on 18 December

REINSW has sat for many years on an Advisory Committee to assist NSW Fair Trading in developing a Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry. We have made several submissions, commented on different versions of the Code a

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Webinar | An introduction to cyber fraud

Did you know that the real estate industry is a preferred target for cyber criminals? In this webinar Tim and Leanne will be joined by Jonathan Martin, Investigations & Training Director, Global Security at Macquarie Group.

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Perplexing Pet Protocols: What it means for Landlords and Tenants

MEDIA RELEASE: The recent decision preventing Owners Corporations from blanket bans on pets in New South Wales apartment buildings, meaning all unit owners can keep pets in their homes, was seen as a big win for animal lovers.

25/11/2020

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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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