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Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

NSW Fair Trading announced on Friday that a compliance team will be inspecting real estate agents and their businesses in the South coast region of NSW from today.

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NSW Budget 2020-21

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington and CEO Tim McKibbin discuss the NSW Budget and the proposed changes to property taxation.

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Winter is coming: are your properties smoke alarm safe?

The whitewalkers aren't the only thing you need to worry about this winter. What about your smoke alarm compliance?

26/06/2020

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Government must act to prevent consumer danger

Magistrate of the NSW State Coroner's Court makes recommendations to improve fire safety in homes that echo changes proposed by REINSW.

21/08/2018

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Are you committing copyright infringement when playing music?

We consume and use music to enhance our client's experience. But do you have permission to benefit from someone else's work?

26/07/2018

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Government fails landlords and tenants

The High Court has ruled NCAT doesn't have jurisdiction where one or more of the parties to the dispute are interstate.

18/04/2018

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Agents fined $25,000 after compliance blitz

More than 70% of Northern Beaches real estate agents inspected were fined over $25,000 after a NSW Fair Trading compliance blitz.

09/04/2018

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REINSW Submission on combustible cladding

REINSW has welcomed the proposed reform to address the safety risks posed by combustible cladding.

21/03/2018

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Clamping down on tax evasion

Purchasers will have to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises from 1 July 2018.

13/03/2018

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Agent safety obligations unfair and dangerous

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled fire safety obligations imposed on real estate agents as dangerous and unfair.

12/03/2018

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Beware misuse of stock images

Are you using copyright-free images for your social media and website? Find out three things you can you do to avoid potential problems.

08/03/2018

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Insurance valuations

The requirement for an Owners’ Corporation to obtain a building insurance valuation every five years should be reintroduced and amendments made to remove reinstatement from the valuation exercise.

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12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 2:29:41 PM

Window safety devices

The legislation needs to clarify who is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of window safety devices and address the many practical issues that are currently causing confusion.

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