Compliance and Legislation News

A large numbers of Acts and Regulations impact the property industry in NSW. 

You’ll find the latest compliance and legislation news and updates from REINSW below. 
 
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Big step towards e-sign for witnesses

(2/11/2018)
A new Bill currently in Parliament has the power to enable electronic signing of the residential tenancy agreement.

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REINSW suggests alternative to amendment in PSBA Act

(22/10/2018)
Section 205 of the PSBA Act changed despite concerns raised by REINSW.

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NSW Fair Trading Proof of Identity Checklist

(20/09/2018)
NSW Fair Trading's Proof of Identity Checklist will help you maintain client security.

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REINSW responds to NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers

(3/09/2018)
REINSW recently prepared a Submission condemning NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers.

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Government must act to prevent consumer danger

(21/08/2018)
Magistrate of the NSW State Coroner's Court makes recommendations to improve fire safety in homes that echo changes proposed by REINSW.

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Industry feedback and lobbying drives digital revolution

(27/07/2018)
The NSW Government commits to paperless conveyancing in a decision that will revolutionise the real estate industry.

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Are you committing copyright infringement when playing music?

(26/07/2018)
We consume and use music to enhance our client's experience. But do you have permission to benefit from someone else's work?

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Do you have a fit rental property?

(26/06/2018)
25 per cent of NSW homes do not have a working smoke alarm. Does your rental property meet legislative requirements?

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Email consent for notices

(25/06/2018)
How will changes to electronic consent legislation affect you?

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Reforms signal positive change

(23/05/2018)
Some of the most important reforms to real estate practice in over 30 years will be introduced later this year.

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What are the FAQ's in property management

(20/04/2018)
Have you ever wondered the answers to the questions property managers most frequently ask?

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REINSW fighting hard on RTA Review

(19/04/2018)
REINSW has held 30 meetings and lodged seven submissions in response to the proposed amends to the RTA.

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Government fails landlords and tenants

(18/04/2018)
The High Court has ruled NCAT doesn't have jurisdiction where one or more of the parties to the dispute are interstate.

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Agents fined $25,000 after compliance blitz

(9/04/2018)
More than 70% of Northern Beaches real estate agents inspected were fined over $25,000 after a NSW Fair Trading compliance blitz.

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REINSW Submission on combustible cladding

(21/03/2018)
REINSW has welcomed the proposed reform to address the safety risks posed by combustible cladding.

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Game-changing reforms pass

(8/03/2018)
The real estate reform Bill that will lift education standards across the real estate profession has been passed.

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REINSW CEO warning

(5/03/2018)
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin is warning members to be careful about inaccurate information about the training reforms.

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Requirements for vendors and purchasers

(2/03/2018)
A 2017 edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land has been released.

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Updates to Planning Act begin 1 March 2018

(26/02/2018)
Legislative updates to the Planning Act begin on 1 March 2018.

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NCAT can hear interstate cases again

(22/02/2018)
Interstate parties to a residential tenancies dispute can now have the matter heard and resolved at NCAT.

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