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REIA News - March - April 2020

April 9th, 2020

REIA News – March – April 2020.  Feature article:  Winners of the 2020 REIA National Awards for Excellence. In this issue: Landlord and tenant responsibilities. Closing the super gender gap for women in real estate. Working remotely.

STATES AND TERRITORIES TO ORGANISE RENTERS AND TENANTS

April 7th, 2020

REIA president Adrian Kelly said he understood the complexity the Federal Government has had, dealing with eight jurisdictions in the realm of residential real estate. “Nevertherless, I am disappointed that a uniform approach could not have been agreed to for all Australians,” said Mr Kelly

FAIR WORK COMMISSION ASKED TO VARY AWARD TO KEEP REAL ESTATE AGENTS EMPLOYED

April 6th, 2020

The REIA, on behalf of the state and territory Real Estate Institutes, has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission to vary the Real Estate Industry Award 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to keep as many real estate sales people employed as possible. “Currently the Award requires that an agent make at […]

REIA PRESIDENT SLAMS LABOR PARTY COMMENTS

April 3rd, 2020

REIA President Adrian Kelly has addressed the comments made by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and his concerns over the actions of some real estate agents. “Firstly, I agree that estate agents providing financial advice to tenants is clearly illegal and  the REIA  doesn’t condone it,” said Mr Kelly.

MORATORIUM ON RENTS IS NOT A FREE RIDE

April 1st, 2020

REIA president Adrian Kelly said he welcomed the Minister for Housing Michael Sukkar’s words which were a clarification on what a moratorium on evictions  means. “A moratorium on evictions doesn’t mean rent is not payable, it is.  If circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible it is a holding off from payments, not […]

A MESSAGE FROM REIA PRESIDENT ADRIAN KELLY REGARDING TENANTS AND THEIR RENT PAYMENTS

March 31st, 2020

A message to tenants who have lost or are facing losing their job. There is so much information swirling around out there that it is difficult to understand where to turn. We get that.

REIA RESPONSE TO WAGES SUBSIDIES

March 30th, 2020

The Real Estate Institute of Australia President Adrian Kelly said the REIA welcomes the Government’s announcement regarding wage subsidies offered to businesses who are to keep workers on the payroll. “This will mean those currently still employed can continue doing what they have been doing in providing goods and services and thus dampen the economic […]

RESPONSE TO PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS ON TENANCY

March 29th, 2020

President of the REIA, Adrian Kelly said he is very supportive of the Government and its efforts but is disappointed with the simplistic approach of the Prime Minister’s message which ignores the tenancy arrangement and thus raises more questions than it answers. “Real estate agents are the middle persons who facilitate the agreement between landlords […]

RENTS AND THE IMPACT ON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

March 27th, 2020

The Real Estate Institute of Australia has already publicly stated that it understands how tenants are feeling at this time and that it has a responsibility and duty of care to look after, not only their interests, but that of the property owners and those managing and maintaining the properties. REIA president Adrian Kelly reiterates […]

RESPONSE TO PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS ON TENANCY

March 27th, 2020

President of the REIA, Adrian Kelly is assuring the real estate industry, that the Institute is still working with the Government in regards to support for tenants, landlords and property managers. “The real estate industry stands ready, as we have already said we would, to play our part in this crisis in ensuring that all […]