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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.

01/09/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

1/09/2021 12:00:00 AM1/09/2021 9:38:08 AM

Capital Fund Works Plan

The matters to be included in capital works fund plans need to be clarified and the annual savings needed to fund anticipated expenditure should be set out.

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24/08/2021 12:00:00 AM24/08/2021 10:53:16 AM

Electronic Meetings and Voting

In the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many strata schemes were left in a position where they were unable to function because they had not passed an ordinary resolution authorising electronic meetings and voting.

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18/08/2021 12:00:00 AM18/08/2021 11:39:15 AM

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.

19/07/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

19/07/2021 12:00:00 AM19/07/2021 8:42:51 AM

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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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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Compulsory professional management

A strata scheme should be required to be professionally managed where it has more than four lots or the Owners’ Corporation is managing a budget of more than $150,000.

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5/07/2021 12:00:00 AM5/07/2021 11:22:16 AM

Code of Conduct and training for Strata Committee members

Office holders and members of the Strata Committee should be required to comply with a mandatory Code of Conduct and an information pack should be provided to help them understand their roles and responsibilities.

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30/06/2021 12:00:00 AM30/06/2021 10:12:47 AM

Strata in the spotlight

Five years after landmark reforms were introduced, the strata framework in New South Wales is once again under review. Here’s how REINSW has responded to the NSW Government’s call for input.

03/06/2021

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Strata by-laws may be ‘admin nightmare’ but tenants need to know building rules

Property managers who fail to supply tenants with a building’s strata by-laws, are risking a hefty fine – even if they are not at fault for the breach.

23/03/2021

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Uniting the industry

Meet Peter Matthews who was announced at the REINSW Annual General Meeting in November 2020, as the President Elect for the next 12 months.

12/03/2021

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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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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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26/02/2021 12:00:00 AM26/02/2021 11:05:03 AM

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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23/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 9:20:22 AM

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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The future of office space

What does the future hold for commercial office space? And what will life be like in the CBD when the COVID-19 pandemic is finally under control? Commercial property leaders give their views on what’s next for the office market.

01/12/2021

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Busting PropTech myths

For every agent who is embracing the PropTech revolution, there’s another fearful of its impact on the real estate industry. Here we set the record straight on some common PropTech misconceptions.

30/11/2021

30/11/2021 12:00:00 AM30/11/2021 8:51:48 AM

Balancing act

Working in the real estate industry can be all-consuming. It’s easy to become focused on meeting the ever-increasing demands of clients to the detriment of your personal life. How can you get things back on track and achieve work-life balance?

29/11/2021

29/11/2021 12:00:00 AM29/11/2021 9:37:08 AM

Step out of your lane

Kitty Parker, a buyers’ agent and the Director at Kitty & Miles, started out in real estate only a few short years ago. Here she shares what it’s like to be a newcomer to the real estate industry and the lessons she’s learnt.

24/11/2021

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REINSW to suppawt Assistance Dogs Australia as charity of choice in 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: New President of the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) Peter Matthews has announced that Assistance Dogs Australia will be the Institute’s charity partner of choice in 2022.

23/11/2021

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Preparing for a tribunal: What you need to know

COVID-19 hasn’t been easy on property managers, and some may have found themselves heading to the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) more frequently than they did pre-pandemic.

17/11/2021

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A new digital-centric era for remote team workplaces

Now, more than ever before, the property market is fast-paced and ever-changing. So you need to ensure your marketing is spot on to quickly capture buyer attention.

15/11/2021

15/11/2021 12:00:00 AM15/11/2021 8:52:46 AM

Inner-city Sydney bucks the trend, as vacancy rates across much of NSW drop

MEDIA RELEASE: After increasing last month, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for October 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney once again dropped, albeit only slightly.

12/11/2021

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Sustainability enters the mainstream

More and more, homeowners are attracted to sustainability features because of the lifestyle benefits they deliver beyond their environmental impact. Here’s how you can incorporate the language of liveability into conversations with your clients.

10/11/2021

10/11/2021 12:00:00 AM10/11/2021 10:31:58 AM

Q&A: Ray of Sunshine

Winner of the Business Development Manager category at both the 2020 REINSW Awards for Excellence and the 2021 REIA National Awards for Excellence, the outgoing, driven and super-talented Madeline Freemantle is a ray of property management sunshine.

08/11/2021

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REINSW: New President takes the reins

MEDIA RELEASE: Peter Matthews, Founder & CEO of Realtair, today begins a two-year tenure as President of the Real Estate Institute of NSW.

04/11/2021

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Picture perfect property marketing

Now, more than ever before, the property market is fast-paced and ever-changing, so you need to ensure your marketing is spot on to quickly capture buyer attention.

03/11/2021

3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM3/11/2021 9:27:17 AM

Summary of Car Park Licence

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28/10/2021 12:00:00 AM2/11/2021 2:23:16 PM

Summary of Updates to the Commercial Lease

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Restrictions are easing - so are you ready to return to the office?

AGENCY SERVICES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT: After more than 100 days of lockdown, Sydney employees are getting ready to ditch the activewear, put on some proper pants, and head back to the office. But not everyone will return.

19/10/2021 | Agency Services Chapter driven content.

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