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Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act to be repealed

The Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act will be repealed on 1 July, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business Reforms package.

26/06/2020

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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

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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

4/06/2020 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 3:58:06 PM

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

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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

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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

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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

25/03/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:22:09 PM

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

23/03/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:23:16 PM

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

20/03/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:50:47 PM

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

19/03/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:42:38 PM

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

17/03/2020 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:09:52 PM

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

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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

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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

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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

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Boost your bottom line

The internet permeates every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally, and harnessing the power of your online presence can help build your business.

24/09/2021

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Sign on the line

Are digital signatures the same as electronic signatures? The short answer is “no”. They are different. Here we explain how they differ and what all agents need to know about using them.

20/09/2021

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REIA’s Real Estate Market Facts show housing prices blew out by almost 20%

MEDIA RELEASE: House prices have inflated by a whopping 18.4% over the year to June 2021, the latest Real Estate institute of Australia’s (REIA), Real Estate Market Facts has found.

15/09/2021

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Recognition of Prior Learning in focus

If you are currently an Assistant Agent and have more than 12 months’ experience, you need to upgrade to your Real Estate Licence by completing a Certificate IV qualification.

15/09/2021

15/09/2021 12:00:00 AM15/09/2021 10:54:08 AM

Embracing tech

Daunted by technology? You don’t have to be. Kylie Walsh explains why and outlines the things you need to consider when deciding what tech to implement in your business.

14/09/2021

14/09/2021 12:00:00 AM14/09/2021 9:23:54 AM

Sydney vacancies plummet to lowest level in more than three years

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for August 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney have dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

13/09/2021

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Rental Affordability Improves Across Australia

Rental affordability improved marginally across Australia by 0.3 percentage points over the June quarter, the latest quarterly Housing Affordability report by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has found.

11/09/2021

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Empowering people experiencing homelessness

Frustrated by the lack of dignity shown to those experiencing homelessness, Suzanne Hopman developed a solution with a difference and launched Dignity, a charity that empowers people with dignity and prevents, responds to and ends homelessness.

10/09/2021

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Vendors should ‘spring’ into action to take advantage of market demand

It was once exceptional for a buyer to purchase a home without setting foot inside the property. But agents are now barely raising an eyebrow at the practice which has become increasingly common during Sydney’s extended lockdown.

08/09/2021

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Focus and determination: Q & A

With a background in land surveying and civil engineering, Barry Cawthorn, Managing Director of Bawdens, was destined to become a commercial real estate success. For 40 years, he’s focused on building teams and giving back where he can.

07/09/2021

7/09/2021 12:00:00 AM7/09/2021 9:57:35 AM

7 time-saving features of REI Forms Live

REI Forms Live is a real saviour. It helps you to save time by electronically generating the mountains of paperwork that keeps your day-to-day business activities on track. But you may not be aware of some of the other ways REI Forms Live can help.

03/09/2021

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Tenant Participation

“Since the commencement of amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act in November 2016, tenants have had the right to be given notice of and attend Owners’ Corporation meetings,” Nicole Unger, REINSW General Counsel, said.

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Burnout, be gone

Working in the real estate industry brings with it much excitement and exhilaration. But there’s also a dark side, where the stresses, challenges and breakneck pace of the job have the potential to lead to burnout.

25/08/2021

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