27th May 2021
6th May 2021
Below posted in Real Estate Excellence member Facebook group Queensland member office private group here and social media.
5th May 2021
The contents of the Real Estate Excellence member update May 2021 is below. The member update can be downloaded from the latest member update folder from 7th May at Member Online. The update will be emailed to Members on the 12th May.
1st May 2021
A special as it happens Member update is being uploaded to Member online login (realestateexcellence.com.au) at 8am and will be emailed to Members on Tuesday 4th May 2021.
6th April 2021
The contents of the Real Estate Excellence member update April 2021 is below. The member update can be downloaded from the latest member update folder from 13th April at Member Online. The update will be emailed to Members on the 14th April.
29th March 2021
Covid restrictions for all of Queenland from 01st April noon to 15th April information can be found Real Estate Excellence Industry Update (scroll down to 1st April 2021).
23rd March 2021
The Covid temporary regulations for tenancy came in to effect April 24 2020 and were due to end December 31 2020. They were then extended until April 30, 2021. There is a bill in Queensland Parliament for the tenancy Covid regulations to be again extended. Parliament is sitting for three days this week starting from today.
The bill if passed (and no reason it should not be particularly given Covid is not over, and there is a majority Labor Government), the new date for the ending of the Covid tenancy regulations will be 30 September, 2021. Real Estate Excellence members, we shall advise you via the April Real Estate Excellence Member Update service confirming the extended date, and an overview of what laws remain in place. More information can be found at the RTA website regarding the Covid legislation. Members of Real Estate Excellence, be sure to email us for any best practice advice and or support.
20th March 2021
Members will be emailed an 'As it Happens Member Update' on Monday 22nd March. The update has information regarding Anzac Day and Real Estate trading laws for the Public Holiday 26th April 2021.. The update can also be found at Member online in the latest member update folder (called Anzac Day 2021 Real Estate Excellence member update).
The Real Estate Excellence Member Update service is usually emailed to members during the first week of the month. Due to Easter, the April Real Estate Excellence Member Update will be emailed to members on the 14th April.
Watch a short video here regarding the amended smoke alarm laws and the trigger date.
27th February 2021
The March 2021 Real Estate Excellence member update is now at Member online. The update will be emailed to members on the 3rd March. The contents of the update are below. The following chapters (folders) of the PME manual (part of the Property Management Excellence PME system have been updated and will be released at Member Online March 1, 2021. (Click here to review all the contents of the 39 chapters of PME).
22nd January 2021 - edited on 28th January 2021
18th January 2021
Contents of the Real Estate Excellence member update February 2021 below. The member update can be downloaded from the latest member update folder from 1st Febuary at Member Online. The update will be emailed to Members on the 3rd February.
8th January 2021
Members please refer to the Real Estate Excellence Industry
Update for information regarding the greater Brisbane Lockdown due to Covid19. (date 8th January on blog)
29th December 2020
Posted on social media pages and Real Estate Excellence member offices FB group.
Notice periods expiring on weekends and public holidays.
The last day of a notice period (notice, approved form) cannot expire on a weekend or public holiday and should be moved to expire the next business day (midnight) due to section 38 of the Acts Interpretation Act (set out below).
For example; if the last day of a Form 11 Notice to Remedy breach (minimum 7 clear day notice) expired on a weekend or public holiday, the last day, expiry date, should be moved to the next business day midnight. If the notice expired on a weekend or public holiday, action should not be taken until after the next business day (midnight).
Section 38 (2) below of the Acts Interpretation Act is the relevant legislation stating the above.
38 Reckoning of time
(1) If a period beginning on a given day, act or event is provided or allowed for a purpose by an Act, the period is to be calculated by excluding the day, or the day of the act or event,
(a) if the period is expressed to be a specified number of clear days or at least a specified number of days—by excluding the day on which the purpose is to be fulfilled; and
(b) in any other case—by including the day on which the purpose is to be fulfilled.
(2) If the time, or last day of a period, calculated forwards that is provided or allowed by an Act for doing anything falls on an excluded day, the time, or last day, is taken to fall on the next day later that is not an excluded day.
(3) If the time, or earliest day of a period, calculated backwards that is provided or allowed by an Act for doing anything falls on an excluded day, the time, or earliest day, is taken to fall on
the next day earlier that is not an excluded day.
(4) If no time is provided or allowed for doing anything, the thing is to be done as soon as possible, and as often as the relevant occasion happens.
(5) In this section –
excluded day –
(a) for filing or registering a document—means a day on which the office is closed where the filing or registration must or may be done; or
(b) otherwise—means a day that is not a business day in the place in which the thing must or may be done.
23rd December 2020
Posted on social media pages and Real Estate Excellence member offices FB group
The RTA have updated Forms 10, 12 and 13. Click here for more.
18th December 2020
10th December 2020
Documents to assist members to comply with the COVID safe Real Estate Industry Plan. They can be downloaded at Member online at the Latest member update folder (COVID folder).
7th December 2020
Listen to a short podcast regarding the Queensland Real Estate Industry Covid Safe Plan here. Members were sent this information again with the Member update 9th December 2020.
The Real Estate Industry Covid Safe Plan is required to be signed and be available for a relevant compliance/ enforcement officer. Plus, there must be a statement of compliance publicly displayed signed and dated.
Queensland Real Estate COVID Safe Industry Plan
7 December 2020 Office of Fair Trading email
This year has been challenging for the real estate industry and many businesses throughout Queensland. As we move towards the end of 2020 and get used to the ‘new normal’, it is important to remain vigilant and be prepared to contain future outbreaks of COVID-19.
In order to achieve this, we have consulted with health authorities, representatives of peak property industry bodies and stakeholders to assist the real estate industry to develop the Queensland Real Estate COVID Safe Industry Plan.
Approved by the Chief Health Officer, the plan is a resource to help real estate businesses and professionals continue to operate under Queensland’s current COVID-19 restrictions. COVID Safe Plans will continue to be reviewed and updated in line with the easing of restrictions.
Businesses must continue to comply with general Chief Health Officer directions and requirements, such as observing physical distancing and collecting and keeping customer contact information.
Information on the most recent health directions including Businesses, activities and undertakings and Going out, travel, recreation and gathering in Queensland are available on the Queensland Health website.
If you have any questions regarding the Chief Health Officer directions and requirements, please call 134 COVID (13 42 68) or visit the Queensland Health website.
5th December 2020
Contents of the Real Estate Excellence member update for December 2020/January 2021 below. The member update can be downloaded from the latest member update folder at Member Online. PLEASE NOTE as at 30th November 2020, this version of the member update has been withdrawn with a version 2 to be released. Refer here 30th November 2020 post for more information.
16th November 2020
The following apply from 4pm 17th November 2020 - Queensland Health Officer direction update. The information posted above on 7th December updates this information.
Questions about real estate
I work in the real estate industry; can I conduct an open house inspection on a property?
Yes, open house inspections are permitted. The agent must ensure that they limit the number of attendees to no more than one person per 2 square metres at a time.
The agent should ensure good hand hygiene and frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection is maintained during an open house inspection.
Given the close interaction involved, agents are required to keep a record of all guests’ contact information, including name, phone number, email address and the date and time period of patronage for 56 days (8 weeks) to assist with contact tracing if required.
The agent should ensure that physical distancing, hand hygiene and frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection is maintained during an open house inspection.
Can I go to an auction?
Yes, auctions are permitted but the auctioneer and agents must ensure that they limit the number of attendees to no more than one person per 2 square metres of space available for staging the auction.The event should be staged in such a way that physical distancing is observed and all participants can stay at least 1.5 metres apart if possible.
Given the close interaction involved, agents are required to keep a record of all guests’ contact information, including name, email address, phone number, and date and time of patronage, for 56 days (8 weeks) to assist with contact tracing if required.
Sourced from www.qld.gov.au/health 16th November 2020
27th October 2020
7th October 2020
Members emailed the updated RTA practice guide, Covid regulations, what has changed and what remains best practice outline, lessor update regarding the laws and the updated QCAT Form 2.
1st October 2020
The October Real Estate Excellence Member Update contains the following information.
- A 25 page overview of the changes and what has remained.
- A lessor guide to the changes (to email your clients)
- The Covid regulations (laws)
- New QCAT Form 2
The lessor guide and comprehensive overview were emailed to members at noon 30th September.
They can be found at www.realestateexcellence.com.au/memberonline, the latest member update folder, October 2020 Member update, and or email us.
30th September 2020 – Noon update
An email is being sent to members now (shown in part below)
5am An email has been sent to the main contact for the Member office with this information. Queensland covid tenancy law amendments September 30 2020. Podcast listen here.
29th September 2020
Real Estate Excellence members - Once the amended Covid19 tenancy regulations have been released by the Government, I shall be emailing a best practice guide of what has changed, what has remained and more. Keep an eye on your inbox for important changes. The best practice guide will also be uploaded to the latest member update folder at Member Online.
An email sent to members regarding the upcoming changes (reminder) shown in part below.
21st September 2020
Members - as of 18th September, the member update from September 1, and September 3 has been removed given my email to you 18th September 2020. Read more HERE. A revised September member update has been uploaded to Member online and can be found in the Latest member update folder and emailed to you 21 September 2020.