Lobbying News

Rallying our response for residential tenancies reform

Posted on 8/10/2019
As the NSW Government conducts the five-year review of the Residential Tenancies Act, REINSW harnessed the collective knowledge and experience of members to craft its case for reform.

NCAT jurisdiction needs urgent attention

Posted on 15/02/2019
MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW says there's a simple fix to the NCAT jurisdiction issue – but the NSW Government won't make it.

How property services compares to other industries under NSW Fair Trading?

Posted on 31/01/2019
NSW real estate is more valuable than the mining, retail and tourism industries combined.

REINSW weighs in on holiday letting Code of Conduct

Posted on 16/01/2019
REINSW fights for transparency and accountability in short-term holiday letting Code of Conduct.

Industry wins in short-term holiday letting reforms

Posted on 7/01/2019
Changes to short-term holiday letting in NSW provides more protection for agents, owners and tenants.

REINSW launches petition for Property Services Commissioner

Posted on 30/11/2018
MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW calls on NSW Premier to move property services out from NSW Fair Trading.

Parliamentary Inquiry and self-regulation

Posted on 27/11/2018
MEDIA RELEASE: Following a request for a Parliamentary Inquiry, REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin responds to Minister Kean's standard accusation that the property services industry is seeking self-regulation.

REINSW lobbying pays off: electronic signing passed

Posted on 23/11/2018
The Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW) was assented to yesterday, allowing residential tenancy agreements to be signed and witnessed electronically.

Property services industry moves forward with electronic signatures

Posted on 15/11/2018
MEDIA RELEASE: In good news for consumers and the property services industry, witness contracts can soon be signed electronically.

REINSW clarifies 2015 strata reforms ahead of 2020 review

Posted on 14/11/2018
REINSW's Strata Management Chapter Committee is addressing issues from the Strata Schemes Management Act (NSW) with the support of NSW Fair Trading.