Reminder Members - Every best practice form/template has been updated as at 03 January 2022
14th January 2022 - QCAT www.qcat.qld.gov.au
11th January 2022 - Email sent to Members - Subject line "Member update - Covid restrictions, entry and more." This email is in extension to an email sent on the 4th January.
10th January 2022 - Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination directions for Queensland
3rd January 2022 - Covid restrictions - Inspecting and showing property for sale and rent - Scroll down to 11th December 2021 regarding density limits information and requirements.
Mandatory face masks
From 1am AEST Sunday 2 January masks must be worn indoors everywhere in Queensland, except in your own home or accommodation, and where it is unsafe, such as while doing strenuous exercise.
From Sunday 2 January 2022, you must wear a mask indoors everywhere in Queensland. This includes:
- all indoor workplaces
- public transport and rideshare
- supermarkets and retail shops
- hospitality venues including pubs, clubs and cafes
- cinemas and theatres
- indoor stadium, sports arena or sports centre
- gyms and sport activities
- vulnerable settings like hospitals and aged care
- schools, childcare and other education facilities
- airports and on planes
You do not need to wear a mask outdoors if you can remain 1.5 metres away from others that are not members of your household.
Children under 12 years and people affected by a medical condition or disability do not lawfully have to wear a face mask. See exceptions from wearing face masks.
You are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless you can’t maintain 1.5m physical distance from other people.
Masks must be worn at indoor workplaces such as offices unless unsafe to do so.
For more information, visit here.
Changes to requirements for confirmed cases and close contacts
In line with new national guidelines, from 12am on Friday 31 December 2021, the following changes to the requirements for confirmed cases and close, casual and low risk contact have come into effect. For more information, visit here.
Isolation for confirmed cases and close contacts
The Residential Sales best practice manual which is part of the Property Management Excellence (PME) system (realestateexcellence.com.au) has been updated with a new version released and now uploading to Member login (realestateexcellence.com.au) Sales manual folder. Watch video Tips on how to use Real Estate Excellence member online and the PME system. - YouTube
Contents of the Sales Excellence (SE) manual
Chapter 1 Residential sales overview
Chapter 2 Enquiries, databases, and prospecting
Chapter 3 The listing appointment and listing the property
Chapter 4 Advertising and showing property
Chapter 5 Rental property for sale
Chapter 6 Disclosure and the law
Chapter 7 Beneficial interest and the law
Chapter 8 Auctions and the law
Chapter 9 Pricing, appraisals, and the law
Chapter 10 Contracts
Chapter 11 Time management
Chapter 12 Filing and record keeping
Chapter 13 File notes and follow up
Chapter 14 Property Occupations regulations
Chapter 15 Agency policies in general
Chapter 16 Relevant legislation references
Chapter 17 Clearance certificates
Chapter 18 Trust accounting
15th December 2021
With the opening of the state borders, the President has issued a direction aimed at ensuring that QCAT, as an essential service, continues to provide access to justice while ensuring the health and safety of all participants.
Subject to the direction of the presiding tribunal member or adjudicator, all persons not fully vaccinated and entering QCAT’s Brisbane registry at 259 Queen St should wear a face mask at all times while on QCAT’s premises. All persons entering the premises should check-in using the ‘Check in Queensland App’ and practise safe distancing.
Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.
*The QCAT Brisbane office will be closed from 4:30pm Thursday, 23 December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday, 4 January 2022 at 8:30am. Regional registries at courthouses across Queensland are closed from Monday 20 December 2021 until Tuesday 4 January 2022.
Sourced from QCAT website
13th December 2021 - Every best practice form/template is being updated and will be released 4th January 2022
Platinum PME and Platinum non PME Members of Real Estate Excellence, every best practice form/template in all 39 folders at Member login (realestateexcellence.com.au) are being updated and will be available from January 4, 2022.
11th December 2021
From 17th December, 2021 Density limits will apply for open homes and auctions.
Sourced information and subject to change by the Queensland Government Public health and social measures from 17 December 2021 | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)
Essential services and activities
Both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be able to access essential services and activities.
This means unvaccinated people will still be able to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, post offices, news agents and clothing stores, and participate in activities like going to the gym for exercise.
Capacity restrictions may still be in place at these types of businesses.
People will still need to check-in to venues. This is important to support contact tracing if there is a case at a venue. Vaccinated people can still carry the virus, although the risk is reduced.
How many people (occupant density) can be in a venue at any one time?
There are no occupant density limits on venues that are only permitted to allow fully vaccinated persons. But if an unvaccinated person is attending an event that is in a private hire venue, the event is limited to the lesser of 20 persons or 1 person per 4 square meters.
COVID-19 density restrictions may still apply to:
- Places of worship
- Community facilities such as community centres and halls, recreation centres, youth centres, community clubs, RSLs, PCYCs
- Businesses such as supermarkets, pharmacies, retail shopping centres or banks
- Government services such as licensing and registration services, Queensland Courts
- Taxis, rideshares or limousine service
- Auction houses, real estate auctions and open-house inspections
- Beauty and personal care services – such as hairdressing, beauty therapy and nail services
- Zoos and aquariums
- Gyms and physical fitness centres
- Dine-in canteens in military bases, schools, university dormitories, mining base
- Day spas and wellness centres.
From 17 December 2021, there will be no capacity restrictions on businesses that are only permitted to allow fully vaccinated people to attend, including:
- hospitality venues such as pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets
- indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas, casinos
- outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums or theme parks
- festivals – either indoor or outdoor – such as musical festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals
- activities – either indoor or outdoor – such as convention centres and showgrounds
- Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries
7th December 2021
Due to the changes to the AFA Regulations (mentioned in Media Release below 6th December and emailed to Members 6th December), Trust accounting Folder/Chapter 27 of the Property Management Excellence (PME) system (realestateexcellence.com.au) have been updated with new versions available at Member login (realestateexcellence.com.au). PME system members, 20 folders/chapters of the PME system have been updated recently. Please ensure you login to Member login (realestateexcellence.com.au) to ensure your agency is always using the latest versions of the chapters, plus best practice forms.
6th December 2021
New PME podcasts
Also available on Spotify and Property Management Excellence training podcasts Property Management Excellence (PME) Stacey Holt • A podcast on Anchor
1st December 2021
The December 2021/ January 2022 Real Estate Excellence Member Update is now at Member login (realestateexcellence.com.au) (latest member update folder) and will be emailed to Members on the 7th December 2021. The contents are below. A Sales and New smoke alarms information guide is also included as a separate attachment as part of the Member update and in the Latest Member update folder December 2021.