Everyone Matters in Real Estate – landlords are entitled to be supported and protected economically during this pandemic

Everyone Matters in Real Estate – landlords are entitled to be supported and protected economically during this pandemic

7 May 2020

Everyone matters in real estate – that’s why it’s important everybody is recognised equally when it comes to the NSW Government’s Residential Tenancies Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW).

REINSW supports the need for tenants to be protected from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, for all the reasons that tenants require assistance, landlords similarly require assistance. REINSW is providing a way for landlords to be heard.

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin says “landlords are entitled to be supported and protected during this pandemic. The NSW Government’s tenant protections completely ignore landlords, taking away their ability to derive critical income and removing control over an asset that they have worked hard to acquire. Let’s be clear, landlords have not been insulated from COVID-19.

“Both Federal and State Governments have said repeatedly that “we all must do our bit” and that means sharing the load equally” says Mr McKibbin.”

“REINSW recently launched the Everyone Matters in Real Estate campaign which is gaining awareness and engagement,” says Mr McKibbin. “Thousands of landlords, property managers and supporters of the campaign have already shown their support by petitioning the NSW Government and their local State MPs.”

With one week left to go before Parliament sits on Tuesday 12 May 2020

REINSW is putting out a call to action. For landlords’ voices to be heard,we need as many people as possible to petition the NSW Premier and their local MPs.

Click here for more information about the Everyone Matters in Real Estate campaign.

REINSW CEO, Tim McKibbin is available for comment. 

Jessica Husband + 61 2 8267 0537 | [email protected]

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The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) is the peak industry body for real estate agents and property professionals in NSW. It represents more than 2000 agencies across residential sales, property management, commercial, strata management, buyers’ agency, agency services and auctioneering.

Established in 1910, REINSW works to improve the standards, professionalism and expertise of its members to continually evolve and innovate the industry. It lobbies the government and industry on behalf of members, develops new products and services to benefit agencies and professionals, and offers training and ongoing professional development. For more information, visit reinsw.com.au.