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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.

24/08/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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.

18/08/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

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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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.

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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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2021 REINSW Awards For Excellence Winners Announced

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW has recognised outstanding achievements, crowning the winners of its 2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence.

15/10/2021

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2021 REINSW Awards For Excellence Winners Announced

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW has recognised outstanding achievements, crowning the winners of its 2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence.

15/10/2021

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Taking the lead

From his first day in the real estate industry, Will Gosse knew he had found his place. But far from the traditional path of sales or property management, he’s forged is own path in management to become a business owner and industry leader.

11/10/2021

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Rental market responds as ‘Freedom Day’ approaches

MEDIA RELEASE: After dropping for four consecutive months, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for September 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney are once again on the rise.

08/10/2021

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Stamping out underquoting

RESIDENTIAL SALES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT: Although underquoting is illegal and can attract hefty fines, agents say it still happens in NSW. Fair Trading has fined over 200 agents in excess of $500,000 for deliberately understating a property's value.

06/10/2021 | Residential Sales Chapter driven content.

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REINSW calls for a level playing field for fully vaccinated agents

AGENCY SERVICES CHAPTER DRIVEN CONTENT: Although an end to NSW’s lockdown is in sight, REINSW believes key workers in the real estate industry, who live in areas of concern, should not be expected to wait until “freedom day” just to do their job.

05/10/2021 | Agency Services Chapter driven content.

5/10/2021 12:00:00 AM6/10/2021 9:01:49 AM

Liam Bradbery wins the 2021 REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition

MEDIA RELEASE: Six finalists battled it out on Tuesday evening at this year’s REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition (NAC) Final. The NAC is a platform for the state’s would-be and up-and-coming auctioneers to try their hand at auctioneering.

30/09/2021

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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

20/09/2021 12:00:00 AM20/09/2021 10:49:01 AM

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

13/09/2021 12:00:00 AM13/09/2021 12:04:52 PM

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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