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House rules for strata properties

How can house rules help maintain harmony in strata properties you manage?

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 9:05:41 PM4/08/2020 2:45:59 PM

Removing illegally parked vehicles

Are owners corporations powerless to remove illegally parked vehicles from visitor parking spaces?

21/06/2018

21/06/2018 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:52:37 PM
14/03/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:39:48 PM
12/03/2018 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 9:12:55 AM

What is the benefit of registering by-laws?

Find out the benefit of strata by-laws by Gary Adamson, REINSW Strata Chapter Chair.

15/12/2017

15/12/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:46:59 PM

Strata bond defects to begin 1 January 2018

Developers of strata buildings will be required to lodge a bond with NSW Fair Trading from 1 January 2018.

12/12/2017

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:29:22 PM

Is there a loophole in the new strata laws?

Does strata's new legislation have a potential loophole that allow lot owners to ignore NCAT orders?

08/12/2017

8/12/2017 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:37:13 PM
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11/09/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:35:24 PM

Advice on complying with strata window safety

Strata Chapter Chair, Gary Adamson, gives his advice on complying with the new strata window lock legislation.

29/08/2017

29/08/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:15:09 PM

Can lift refurbishments trigger compensation?

If a lift is refurbished, do owners corporations pay compensation to affected owners and tenants?

24/07/2017

24/07/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:52:19 PM

Strata model by-laws survey now available

REINSW members can now access a FREE strata model by-laws survey.

14/06/2017

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Fine details needed on rental repayment plan

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW urges the NSW Government to provide clarity on what “support” for landlords and tenants actually means ahead of the looming eviction moratorium deadline.

04/03/2021

4/03/2021 12:00:00 AM5/03/2021 9:25:25 AM

COVID-19 pandemic sees first home buyers increase market share by 50.4%

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 pandemic sees first home buyers increase market share by 50.4%, according to the latest REIA’s “The Housing Affordability Report (HAR)”.

03/03/2021

3/03/2021 12:00:00 AM3/03/2021 4:37:51 PM

Operations superstar

Smart, outgoing and dedicated, Caitlin Ellis, from DiJones Real Estate, is a real estate operations whizz with a love of all things related to technology and innovation.

02/03/2021

2/03/2021 12:00:00 AM2/03/2021 2:11:59 PM

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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1/03/2021 12:00:00 AM1/03/2021 4:11:10 PM

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

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

25/02/2021 12:00:00 AM25/02/2021 9:33:46 AM

Slow and steady: The commercial market to run its own race in 2021

It’s easy to see how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the commercial real estate space, but new data shows CBD workers are slowly, but surely, making their way back into the office.

24/02/2021

24/02/2021 12:00:00 AM24/02/2021 9:37:17 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

22/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 2:42:02 PM

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

How agents can help vendors

Not every `Sold’ sticker placed on a real estate signboard is accompanied by a smiling vendor jumping for joy. Divorce, debt and death are among the most challenging reasons for selling property and often super charged with emotion.

18/02/2021

18/02/2021 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 10:04:20 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

Take charge of compliance

The 1 April 2021 implementation deadline for the Supervision Guidelines is looming. Here’s what you need to know to ensure compliance.

16/02/2021

16/02/2021 12:00:00 AM16/02/2021 10:01:11 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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15/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:24:23 AM

Small fluctuations in rental vacancies welcome the New Year

MEDIA RELEASE: After a year of uncertainty and dramatic fluctuations, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for January 2021 show that rental vacancies across the major metropolitan markets remain largely stable.

12/02/2021

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