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Single standard for pools not accepted

The NSW Government has decided not to force all pool owners to comply with a single standard.


15/12/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:26:08 PM

Warning about old Contract for Sale

The 2016 edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land should now be the only one used.


29/09/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:38:03 PM

New Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land

A new edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land 2016 has been brought out.


22/07/2016 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:43:10 AM

Check your pool is safe before you sell

Act now and make sure your pool complies with the new swimming pool regulations.


7/06/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:06:08 PM

Swimming pool safety made quicker

More pool certifiers can now make minor repairs to swimming pools to make them safer more quickly.


13/05/2016 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:40:10 AM

Swimming pools need to comply

Make sure you know what is required when you sell or rent a property with a swimming or spa pool.


28/04/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:22:20 PM

Is your pool safe?

Is your swimming pool safe since the new regulations have come in?


28/04/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:47:40 PM

New swimming pool regulations effect on strata schemes

Strata managers need to be aware of the new swimming pool regulations and how it affects them.


26/04/2016 12:00:00 AM3/08/2020 4:20:49 PM

Being prepared can help save children from drowning

Royal Life Saving NSW is keen to raise awareness of the new swimming pool regulations.


14/04/2016 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 11:40:10 AM

NSW Gov publishes Swimming Pools Information Sheet

The NSW Office of Local Gov has just published an Information Sheet giving further details on the 29 April 2016 changes.


23/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:43:07 PM

Amendments to backyard pool regulations applauded

New amendments to the regulations will give homebuyers of properties with swimming pools 90 days to rectify non-compliant barriers.


14/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:58:09 PM

Are you ready for this year’s challenges?

Hear from REINSW's President and CEO about improving education standards and legislation changes.


7/03/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:41:22 PM

Swimming pool compliance, are you prepared?

REINSW is still lobbying for changes to the implementation plans, but recommends that agents continue preparing for swimming pool compliance changes on 29 April 2016.


9/02/2016 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:09:50 PM

REINSW calls for swimming pool compliance decision

REINSW is encouraging Government to make an announcement regarding swimming pool laws as soon as possible.


17/12/2015 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:52:29 PM

Independent review to examine swimming pool laws

Despite two delays, REINSW is still not satisfied that sufficient resources are available to ensure compliance ahead of 29 April 2016.


3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:40:33 PM
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Overseas students return to boost rental market but recovery could be slow

A pilot program to allow a limited number of international students to return to Sydney has been welcomed by the REINSW as critical for the rental market recovery.


18/06/2021 12:00:00 AM18/06/2021 11:43:42 AM

Sydney’s vacancy rate shows positivity for areas hit hardest by pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE: The rental market in Sydney’s Inner Ring suburbs recorded its best performance since the start of the COVID-19, with vacancy rates falling to 3.3 percent last month.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 12:18:15 PM

REINSW supports property sector overhaul

With less than 5 days to go now, REINSW is urging the NSW Parliament to pass the Property Services Council Bill 2021 to help prevent real estate related disputes and deliver better consumer outcomes.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 11:39:32 AM

How the property market will warm vendor’s hearts this winter

Winter has long been seen as the least popular time to sell a home, but strong competition, lack of stock and low interest rates are tipped to keep up current momentum throughout the cooler months.


11/06/2021 12:00:00 AM11/06/2021 11:00:42 AM

House prices increase at the highest quarterly rate in a decade

MEDIA RELEASE: The weighted average capital city median price for both houses and other dwellings has increased at the highest rate in a decade, the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia's Real Estate Market Facts report has found.


9/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 3:52:45 PM

Overall housing and rental affordability declines

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: Housing affordability improved in New South Wales and South Australia, remained steady in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory but declined in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.


8/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 8:34:03 AM

Q & A - Sparkling success

From a young age, Simone Luxford, Director at Essential Property Wealth, was intrigued with how to create wealth from property and has gone on to build her own successful property portfolio.


4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 11:20:24 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.


3/06/2021 12:00:00 AM3/06/2021 10:04:55 AM

Straight talking boy from the bush

With well in excess of 5000 days under his belt as REINSW’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim McKibbin is a formidable force. Here we look at the man who is leading the real estate profession into the next decade with passion and gusto.


2/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 2:45:24 PM

Real time benefits for lodging rental bonds electronically

Lodging rental bonds online has improved the efficiency of settling funds making it easier for both agents and tenants, according to NSW Fair Trading.


1/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 10:46:14 AM

We need a dedicated Property Services Commissioner for NSW: Help us to help you now!

For the past 10 years, REINSW has relentlessly lobbied Government to remove our Industry from NSW Fair Trading and establish a dedicated Property Services Commissioner instead. We need your help to get the message to your local MPs without delay.


31/05/2021 12:00:00 AM31/05/2021 10:06:40 AM

Now’s the time for a standard retail lease

In a submission to the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, REINSW has proposed the introduction of a standard retail lease as a “natural evolution” of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW).


28/05/2021 12:00:00 AM28/05/2021 12:07:48 PM

HELPLINE Q&A: Can a tenant carry out changes to the rental premises?

Yes, a tenant can make certain changes of a “minor nature” to the premises.


25/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:51:07 PM

On the chopping block: why fee cutting hurts everyone

Commission charges vary across NSW with Sydney already home to the lowest fees due to the sheer number of agents on the ground.


20/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:38:47 PM

Cultivating your community

Time is such a valuable commodity. Most people have little time to answer their phones to friends and family, much less take a call from a local real estate professional.


18/05/2021 12:00:00 AM18/05/2021 1:15:26 PM