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NSW Government has announced an extension to the moratorium on evictions

(25/09/2020)
We need your help! The NSW Government announced late on Wednesday afternoon a 6-month extension to the measures put in place to help residential tenants and landlords financially disadvantaged by COVID-19.

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How to build a world-class agent brand online

(24/09/2020)
New forms of media are changing the way buyers and sellers make decisions. The Media Coach AKA Imogen Callister, recently shared her secrets with REINSW on how to build a world-class agent brand online so you can win more appraisals and sell more pro

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Chasing payment

(23/09/2020)
Professional negligence claims against property managers for rent default and debt recovery are becoming more common. Here are some examples of real-life claims.

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New Stock and Station training courses

(21/09/2020)
After a decade long break, REINSW is excited to be offering specialised training for agents looking to become qualified to sell both rural property and livestock.

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Latest advice for auctions and open homes

(18/09/2020)
Late on Friday, the 11th of September 2020, NSW Fair Trading informed REINSW that there was a further amendment to the Public Health Order due to be released and that it would affect the way agents would conduct auctions and open homes going forward.

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REINSW Board Elections 2020-2022 Term – Nominees up for ballot

(17/09/2020)
REINSW Board nominations have now closed and due to a high number of nominees, two categories of directors on the 2020-2022 REINSW Board are up for ballot.

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COVID-19 safety guidelines poster for auctions, open homes and inspections

(11/09/2020)
REINSW has created two handy posters for agents to display at prominent locations on site at auctions and open homes. The posters offer clarification on COVID-19 safety guidelines for all attendees.

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REINSW Supervision Guidelines Manual is here!

(9/09/2020)
We’re excited to announce that the REINSW Supervision Guidelines Manual has been released and is now available to order!

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Grace period for property industry reforms extended

(8/09/2020)
We are delighted to announce that the no-penalty grace period for the Property and Stock Agents Act reforms has been extended a further six months until 1 April 2021.

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COVID-19 | Cleaning on vacate – what is necessary?

(7/09/2020)
Cleaning on vacate is one issue that REINSW has reviewed with the relevant Government Departments including NSW Fair Trading and the NSW Ministry of Health. Read the cleaning recommendations.

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Important update ahead of opens and auctions 5th Sep 2020

(4/09/2020)
LATEST UPDATE AS OF 5PM REINSW have just been notified that Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard has just signed an exemption under the under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 4) 2020 (Pub

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It’s time to transition to your licence

(1/09/2020)
Use RPL to transition to your real estate licence with our streamlined 3-step recognition process.

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New legislation: Management of abandoned goods or ‘uncollected goods’ at residential premises

(1/09/2020)
The rules that apply to the management of abandoned goods or ‘uncollected goods’ were recently updated and are now located in the Uncollected Goods Act 1995 (NSW).

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Auctions and open homes

(31/08/2020)
Following some confusion over the past week regarding COVID safety rules around open homes and auctions, REINSW met with NSW Fair Trading this week to interpret and clarify the Public Health Order (PHO) with them step by step.

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Instagram for Business basics

(28/08/2020)
Still using a personal Instagram profile? Find out how you can benefit by taking it up a notch and switching to Instagram for Business.

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Property management perils

(21/08/2020)
Professional negligence claims against property managers are on the rise. Allegations can sometimes verge on the bizarre, which underlines the reality that landlords and tenants alike are looking for someone to blame when problems arise.

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COVID Safety Plan Guide - Update for auctions and open homes this weekend 22 Aug 2020

(21/08/2020)
REINSW has been made aware that NSW Fair Trading have been visiting offices to check that COVID-19 Safety Plans are in place, and that extra inspectors will be out in the field this weekend. We have created a guide for REINSW members to help you ensu

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Border crossings – guidance for REINSW members

(13/08/2020)
REINSW has received several enquiries from members seeking guidance on how to negotiate the current restrictions being enforced at both the VIC and the QLD borders with NSW.

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COVID-19 update

(12/08/2020)
Landlord compensation when a tenant breaks their lease. Termination notice periods. Termination for non-payment of rent. What to do when terminating a tenancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated ATO information regarding COVID-19-related pay

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The Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme commenced on 1 July 2020

(3/07/2020)
In 2018, REINSW made a submission in response to the draft Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Building Defects Scheme) Bill 2018 and, under direction from the REINSW Strata Management Chapter Committee.

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