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I’ve just been delegated!

Can the owner of a residential rental property completely delegate responsibility for repairs and maintenance to their managing agent?

15/07/2021

15/07/2021 12:00:00 AM15/07/2021 10:07:53 AM

What’s the difference?

Professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance are two policies that every real estate business needs. But do you understand the difference in coverage?

06/05/2021

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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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Timing is of the essence

Yes, you have professional indemnity insurance. After all, it’s mandatory for real estate agencies in New South Wales to have appropriate cover.

28/01/2021

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Don't dodge disclosure

Whether rain, hail or shine (or even a pandemic), your professional indemnity insurance renewal comes around each year like clockwork.

13/01/2021

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Curbing COVID-19 claims

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.

21/10/2020

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Chasing payment

Professional negligence claims against property managers for rent default and debt recovery are becoming more common. Here are some examples of real-life claims.

23/09/2020

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Property management perils

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.

21/08/2020

21/08/2020 12:00:00 AM21/08/2020 2:51:01 PM

Transfer of the insurance business of Realcover Insurances Pty Limited to QBE Insurance (Australia)

Customer information about the transfer of Realcover Insurances Pty Ltd to QBE

29/05/2020

29/05/2020 12:00:00 AM29/05/2020 2:00:16 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

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NCAT rules Biowood cladding is combustible

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.

16/01/2020

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Communication is key

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.

14/01/2020

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Six questions to ask when choosing a smoke alarm service provider

Smoke alarm maintenance is about protecting your client’s investments, the lives of your tenants, and your agency.

19/12/2019

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Preventing Identity Fraud

Vendor identity fraud is more common than it should be, yet many agents still have not implemented prevention procedures to protect themselves.

11/12/2019

11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:14:17 PM

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

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Why Thank You, Mr Darcy

Like the plot of a Jane Austen novel, content marketing is a long courtship, full of subtlety, passion, dedication and consistency.

03/08/2021

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Rating agents: The good, the bad and the sometimes ugly

In a world where consumers can jump online to check peer reviews before buying shoes or even watching a film, it only makes sense they would want to click and compare real estate agents before engaging them.

29/07/2021

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Role of real estate reinforced as revenue records tumble

MEDIA RELEASE: The recent budget highlighted the importance of real estate to the economy however a record-setting end to the financial year has reinforced the point.

27/07/2021

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Poaching staff - can you stop it?

AGENCY SERVICES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT. It’s a reality of the real estate industry, staff move around and headhunting happens. But there are ways that principals and HR leaders can prevent potential poaching.

22/07/2021 | Agency Services Chapter driven content.

22/07/2021 12:00:00 AM22/07/2021 9:15:12 AM

National Property Managers Day is back for a second year!

After the resounding success of National Property Managers Day last year, REINSW is organising another day of celebration this Friday, 23 July 2021.

20/07/2021

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Property Services Commissioner

Strata management is extremely complex and regulating the sector is beyond the capacity and capability of NSW Fair Trading. This is one of the reasons why REINSW is calling for the appointment of a dedicated Property Services Commissioner.

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I’ve just been delegated!

Can the owner of a residential rental property completely delegate responsibility for repairs and maintenance to their managing agent?

15/07/2021

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A breath of fresh Ayre

There's not much multi-industry-award-winning Adrian Wilson doesn't know about the Sydney real estate market after a successful 20-year career.

14/07/2021

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Disability access

The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) should be amended to reference accessibility and provide guidance to Strata Committees when dealing with modification requests for disability access.

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13/07/2021 12:00:00 AM13/07/2021 11:24:53 AM

Upskill your employees with a traineeship

Making sure your trainees have the right skills can play a critical role not only in their development, but also in their loyalty to your business.

12/07/2021

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Privacy of owners’ details

The personal details of lot owners should not be widely available for the purposes of inspections of the strata roll and other records, or via the Strata Portal.

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