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Best Practice Guide to Residential Tenancies Legislation

Best practice guide for property managers to use when determining how best to implement the new reforms. The following guide simplifies the complexities in the legislation and makes it easier for property managers to understand.

16/06/2020

Guidelines & Best Practice | Property Management | Residential Tenancies
16/06/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Landlord’s contact details

The landlord’s contact details must be provided on the residential tenancy agreement, whether or not a property manager has been engaged by the landlord.

04/06/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
4/06/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Landlord Information Statement

All landlords are now required to acknowledge that they’ve read and understood the Landlord Information Statement before entering into a residential tenancy agreement.

07/04/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
7/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Condition Reports

In days gone by, condition reports were completed in hard copy, carbonised form. Time has moved on and today most property managers complete condition reports for ingoing, periodic and outgoing inspections via a handheld device as they’re inspecting

06/04/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
6/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are critical, life-saving devices that provide an early warning of the presence of smoke and fire. This is why they’re compulsory in all residential properties, including rental premises.

01/04/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
1/04/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Water usage charges

Water. It’s a precious commodity. And it can be expensive – which explains why landlords are keen to pass usage charges on to their tenants whenever possible. But, in the past, charging tenants for water usage has been anything but simple.

25/03/2020

Property Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
25/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Rent Increases

Landlords can now only increase the rent once in any 12-month period in the case of periodic agreements.

23/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
23/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Disclosure obligations for strata properties

New disclosures must be made to tenants, prior to entering into a residential tenancy agreement, where the property they are renting is in a strata scheme.

20/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
20/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Minor Changes

Tenants will be able to make certain listed prescribed minor changes to the premises and the landlord is not able to unreasonably withhold consent.

19/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
19/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Publication of Photos and Videos

There’s no doubt that up-to-date photos or a video highlighting a property’s features can be the difference between a successful marketing campaign or one that falls flat. But what if there are tenants in the property when it comes up for sale or re-

17/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
17/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Fit For Habitation

All residential rental properties will be required to meet new prescribed minimum standards to ensure they are fit for habitation.

13/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
13/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Break Fee - REINSW

We’re giving you the information you need to ensure you understand your obligations with the reformed residential tenancies framework including break fees.

11/03/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
11/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

RTA in Focus: Prescribed material facts

Drug activity, strata repairs and external combustible cladding have been added to the list of prescribed material facts a landlord or their agent are required to disclose to potential tenants.

26/02/2020

Property Management | Strata Management | Residential Tenancies | Agency Services
26/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

Changes to NSW Landlords and Tenants 2020 - REINSW

Changes to NSW Residential Tenancy Laws to take effect in March 2020. Significant changes are coming which will effect property managers, landlords and tenants

19/12/2019

Residential Tenancies | News
19/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act to be repealed

The Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act will be repealed on 1 July, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business Reforms package.

12/06/2019

Property Management | Residential Tenancies
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Solving the housing affordability challenge

Housing affordability is a major concern across NSW as rising interest rates, high inflation and low vacancy rates create an environment where, now more than ever, there are huge concerns about how people can afford to put a roof over their heads.

28/05/2024 | Member-only content. Sign in to view this article.

REINSW | News
28/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

2024 CHANGES to the Supervision Guidelines

From 1 July 2024, all principal licensees and licensees in charge are expected to comply with the updated Guidelines.

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REINSW Update | Supervision Guidelines Manual | News
24/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

NSW Fair Trading Supervision Guidelines - REINSW

The Fair Trading Supervision Guidelines details what is required of a Licensee-in-Charge of the supervision of employees.

20/05/2024

Guidelines & Best Practice
20/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Slight easing in vacancy rates no cause for celebration

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for April 2024 show that residential rental vacancies have increased slightly across many areas of New South Wales.

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Vacancy Rates | Media Release | News
20/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

REIA National Awards for Excellence & AUSTROS 2024 Champion honoured at historic REIA 100 Gala

Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA) National Awards for Excellence (NAFE) for 2024 have been announced at the ANZ REIA 100 Gala, highlighting 25 exceptional individuals and agencies who have distinguished themselves in real estate.

17/05/2024

REIA Awards | Media Release | News
17/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Adopting AI in your business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents fresh opportunities for the broad spectrum of professional services, allowing arduous and time-consuming tasks to be completed more effectively and efficiently.

16/05/2024

Insurance | Journal | Realcover | News
16/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Braver, bigger and bolder

Wenna Wu always knew that real estate was the right career for her. What she didn’t expect was that strata management would be her specialisation and, ultimately, her passion.

14/05/2024 | Member-only content. Sign in to view this article.

REINSW | Journal | Strata Management
14/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Recognition is the best work perk

Money is often a driving force enticing people into a real estate career, however a significant salary will not always make them stay. With high turnover in the industry, savvy business owners look beyond pay cheques to keep team members on board.

10/05/2024 | Member-only content. Sign in to view this article.

REINSW | Property Management | News
10/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Winter chills in strata bring increased fire risks

A timely reminder that winter is near and as owners and tenants stay indoors and cosy up in their apartments, the risk of fire significantly increases in strata buildings.

07/05/2024

REINSW | Strata Management | News
7/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Who’s the boss? How buyers’ agents can effectively engage with the Bank of Mum and Dad

In an era where housing affordability and reduced borrowing power are squeezing budgets, the escalating cost of real estate is dynamically redefining buyer demographics.

01/05/2024 | Member-only content. Sign in to view this article.

REINSW | Buyers Agents | News
1/05/2024 12:00:00 AM

Unlocking Growth: Why real estate school-based traineeships are a smart choice!

Have you considered taking on a school-based trainee? Through the REINSW School-Based Traineeship (SBAT) program, businesses can harness the potential of young talent, and contribute to the growth of the real estate industry as a whole.

24/04/2024

REINSW | Training | REINSW Training | News
24/04/2024 12:00:00 AM

Despite marginal improvement, NSW rental crisis continues to intensify as rental vacancy rates fluct

In the March 2024 REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results there was a modest increase in vacancies observed across some metropolitan and regional areas, however elsewhere vacancies haven’t budged with the rental crisis persisting in many areas.

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Vacancy Rates | Media Release | News
16/04/2024 12:00:00 AM

Michael Rebetzke wins the 2024 REINSW NAC

MEDIA RELEASE: Six finalists battled it out yesterday at this year’s REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC) Final. The event saw 37-year-old Michael Rebetzke from Menck White, take out the winner’s crown.

11/04/2024

Auctioneers | NAC | Media Release | News
11/04/2024 7:00:00 AM

New rental data demonstrates extent of crisis

MEDIA RELEASE: New figures from the Rental Bonds Board overlaid with immigration data for NSW shows that each month, the number of people who fail to secure a rental grows by about 15,000.

11/04/2024

Property Management | Media Release | News
11/04/2024 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with adjoining owners

As guardians of strata schemes, you understand that managing these properties involves more than overseeing interactions among lot owners. Frequently, you find yourselves navigating interactions with ‘neighbours’ outside the scheme.

08/04/2024

Strata Management | News
8/04/2024 12:00:00 AM