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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.

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.

13/07/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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

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.

09/07/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

9/07/2021 12:00:00 AM9/07/2021 9:26:07 AM

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.

30/06/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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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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Quorum

The provisions regarding the quorum at a meeting need to be redrafted, so that it is clear, particularly in the case of small strata schemes, what happens if there’s not a quorum.

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19/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:08:35 AM

Items requiring statutory warranty

Further guidance needs to be provided regarding the need to include an item on the Annual General Meeting agenda to consider building defects and rectification where warranty periods under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) apply.

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17/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:25:20 AM

Record keeping

The legislation should be amended to allow for the better maintenance of strata records, including electronic storage and back-up, as well as a requirement to maintain an overall index of records.

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Breaking barriers

Facing a fork in the road along her career journey, Briannan Davis decided to follow a different path – a decision that led her to combine her passion for real estate with a flair for performance

04/08/2021

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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

14/07/2021 12:00:00 AM14/07/2021 9:59:16 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.

13/07/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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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