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REINSW is lobbying for mandatory RCDs to be rolled out across NSW

(1/03/2021)
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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Your CPD obligations

(8/02/2021)
Continuing Professional Development has changed and all agents need to understand what their obligations are in accordance with their classification in the licensing structure.

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WIRE 2021 - Meet our keynote speaker Manal al-Sharif

(4/02/2021)
The REINSW Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) is returning on 10 March 2021, with registrations open now.

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New year, new optimism

(2/02/2021)
2020 was a year like no other. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt across the nation and the real estate industry in New South Wales was certainly not immune. There were challenges and we had to adapt quickly.

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Foot in the door

(21/01/2021)
In a fitting collaboration, property managers and specialist homelessness services are working together to find positive outcomes for tenants in distress.

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Your REI Forms Live questions answered

(5/01/2021)
REINSW members across the state have come to rely upon the industry’s leading online agreements and forms product – REI Forms Live.

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The importance of record keeping

(4/01/2021)
Good record keeping is the backbone to any successful real estate business. Industry insiders are quick to point out there are no excuses for an unprofessional paper trail - even if today’s filing cabinets are all digital.

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Disclosure requirements change from 1 January 2021

(23/12/2020)
NSW Parliament passed a package of more than 40 reforms called the Better Business Reforms in 2018. The reforms included new disclosure requirements that came into effect on 1 July 2020.

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Onwards and upwards

(22/12/2020)
With two decades of property management expertise under his belt, Anthony Caudullo, Director of Property Management at Crown Group, is at the top of his real estate game.

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COVID-19: Important advice for the real estate industry this weekend

(18/12/2020)
Northern Beaches’ agents urged to refrain from holding home inspections and on-site auctions this weekend due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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New Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation industry commences on 18 December

(10/12/2020)
REINSW has sat for many years on an Advisory Committee to assist NSW Fair Trading in developing a Code of Conduct for the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) industry. We have made several submissions, commented on different versions of the Code a

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Perplexing Pet Protocols: What it means for Landlords and Tenants

(25/11/2020)
MEDIA RELEASE: The recent decision preventing Owners Corporations from blanket bans on pets in New South Wales apartment buildings, meaning all unit owners can keep pets in their homes, was seen as a big win for animal lovers.

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Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

(23/11/2020)
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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Keeping Landowners informed about the NSW Land Tax COVID-19 Relief Guidelines

(20/11/2020)
The NSW Government introduced measures earlier this year to provide relief to commercial and residential Landowners, who have provided rent reductions to Tenants experiencing financial distress as a result of COVID-19.

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NSW Fair Trading inspections: Find out how you can ensure compliance with the rules

(17/11/2020)
NSW Fair Trading’s authorised officers are currently making random visits at open inspections and auctions across the State, checking compliance safety plans are both in place and being implemented.

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Predicted wetter conditions could bring unwelcome pests to open homes this summer

(16/11/2020)
Entomologists are warning homeowners - including those looking to sell - to keep an eye out for creepy crawlies with La Niña bringing perfect breeding conditions for insects and spiders over the coming months.

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Introducing Lyn Kimball: 2020 Woodrow Weight award winner and new member of REINSW’s Helpline team

(3/11/2020)
Lyn Kimball is not often lost for words but was shocked when she was announced as the winner of the prestigious Woodrow Weight award at this year’s REINSW Awards for Excellence Gala Evening.

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REINSW Helpline: your property management questions answered

(30/10/2020)
Answering more than 13,000 calls a year, the REINSW Helpline team collectively has over 95 years of practical experience in the real estate industry. Enquiries are confidential, and there’s no limit to the number of times a member can contact them.

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Understanding the value of a managing agent

(27/10/2020)
Commercial property has long been considered a safe investment because it not only offered reliable income streams and capital gains, but long-term tenants, as NSW's population boomed and real estate remained scarce.

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COVID-19 brings tech to the fore for property managers

(26/10/2020)
Adaptability. It’s a skill that all property managers need – and, this year, they’ve needed it by the bucket-load! In no area has this been more evident than the use of technology by property managers to meet the needs of landlords and tenants.

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