Real Estate Excellence Member Update
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The latest (and past) Real Estate Excellence Member updates can be downloaded at Member online in the latest member update folder. For the general FREE industry emails which members also receive, click here.
Member office staff update form Member offices staff update details form here
Real Estate Excellence member Facebook group Queensland member office private group here
22nd 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—
(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.
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
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
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.