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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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Major reforms – Government reassure industry there's time to adapt

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

25/03/2020

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Everything you need to know about the Industry Reforms

Industry Reforms, it’s a term that’s been thrown about for years – now it's time to understand what they really mean

22/10/2019

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Utility freedom: Strata changes worth celebrating

New changes have come into effect limiting the term of agreement for the supply of electricity, gas, or any other utility with an owner’s corporation

04/10/2019

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The future of short-term rental accommodation

Short-term holiday letting has become big business over the last decade, with the rise of sites such as AirBnB

24/09/2019

24/09/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:04:28 PM

REINSW Lodges Submission on Short-Term Rental Reform

MEDIA RELEASE: Short-term rental accommodation (STRA) is big business in Australia, worth an estimated $31.3 billion in 2016

19/09/2019

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REINSW celebrates win as industry reform edges closer

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW celebrated a win on Wednesday when the New South Wales Government announced it was seeking feedback on three draft documents

06/09/2019

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RTA draft Regulation consultation underway

MEDIA RELEASE: RTA draft Regulation consultation underway.

19/07/2019

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Big step towards e-sign for witnesses

A new Bill currently in Parliament has the power to enable electronic signing of the residential tenancy agreement.

02/11/2018

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Industry feedback and lobbying drives digital revolution

The NSW Government commits to paperless conveyancing in a decision that will revolutionise the real estate industry.

27/07/2018

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Do you have a fit rental property?

25 per cent of NSW homes do not have a working smoke alarm. Does your rental property meet legislative requirements?

26/06/2018

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Email consent for notices

How will changes to electronic consent legislation affect you?

25/06/2018

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Reforms signal positive change

Some of the most important reforms to real estate practice in over 30 years will be introduced later this year.

23/05/2018

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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

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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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