The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all facets of our lives – not just on a personal level, but also professionally. Here are some practical steps you can take to mitigate the risk of a potential Coronavirus-related claim.
Professional negligence claims against property managers for rent default and debt recovery are becoming more common. Here are some examples of real-life claims.
Professional negligence claims against property managers are on the rise. Allegations can sometimes verge on the bizarre, which underlines the reality that landlords and tenants alike are looking for someone to blame when problems arise.
Customer information about the transfer of Realcover Insurances Pty Ltd to QBE
Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean
In a major development for the Strata industry, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has recently held that Biowood cladding installed externally on a Sydney building is combustible and must be removed as it is a major defect.
Property managers have a hard gig, to say the least. The sheer scale of their responsibilities is staggering and professional negligence claims are, unfortunately, not unusual.
Smoke alarm maintenance is about protecting your client’s investments, the lives of your tenants, and your agency.
Vendor identity fraud is more common than it should be, yet many agents still have not implemented prevention procedures to protect themselves.
Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in Australia and costs the economy in excess of one billion dollars every year.
RealtyProtect landlord insurance provides investment security and protects landlords in the event of unexpected loss
Keeping quiet in the wake of a cyber security breach is now a thing of the past, after laws mandating notification came into force last year. Here’s a reminder of what you need to know about the scheme.
Why property managers should recommend landlords insurance to their clients.
In what circumstances can a disclaimer effectively relieve an agent from liability? And when is an agent simply the messenger of the information, rather than the source?
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin and Realtair’s Heidi Campbell provide a summary of the 2020 Guidelines and why you need to follow them; detailed information on how to use the platform; as well as how-to instructions on customising your own Manual.
Working in the real estate industry isn’t an easy gig. Laws are constantly changing. Training standards keep moving. And there’s the never-ending battle to ensure compliance. Who can keep up? The REINSW Helpline can – and they’re always on hand.
Real estate agents have endured a mountain of pressure in recent months due to the uncertainty, change and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you can embrace self-leadership to turn that pressure into performance.
Ask most people about buyers’ agency and they’ll say the specialisation is a relatively new industry phenomenon. But, in fact, buyers’ agents first popped up in Australia as far back as the mid-1970s.
Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Bank provides a global update and expert insights in a changing world.
16/10/2020 | Only Members can view this content. You will need to sign in to view
On the heels of a slight turnaround last month, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for September 2020 show that vacancies in Sydney are once again on the rise.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day which is observed on 10 October every year, Tim and Leanne are joined by Shannon Cummings for a free webinar to support the real estate industry.
It is easy to assume that a landlord’s policy would cover any damage caused by a tenant, no matter where this has occurred. This is the perceived intention of a landlord’s policy and how a claim should be paid in the event of damage, right..?
On and from 28 September 2020, the standard form of residential tenancy agreement in Schedule 1 to the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2019 (NSW) has changed. Read more about these amendments.
06/10/2020 | Only Members can view this content. You will need to sign in to view
Answering over 10,000 calls each year, the REINSW Helpline team has over 75 years’ practical experience in the real estate industry. In this webinar Tim and Leanne are joined by two of our Helpline team members Marie Babka and Robert Anderson to answ
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For Leon Axford, Director of Axford Auctions, winning the Auctioneer category at the 2019 REINSW Awards for Excellence was a highlight of his career. A deserving recipient, Leon is one of the best in the business, conducting over 500 auctions a year
In this webinar Tim is joined by Kendal Hawken, Director, Australian Tax Office to discuss work related expenses including working from home during COVID-19, and what real estate employees can and can’t claim.
01/10/2020 | Only Members can view this content. You will need to sign in to view
Building solid relationships is central to your success as a real estate professional. Why? Because when you invest in people, they’ll invest in you too.
After close to 25 years in the real estate industry, Michelle McLean’s property management career has taken her from the southern suburbs of Sydney to the picturesque shores of Lake Macquarie. Read her story.