From the CEO 5th October 2022
The REIQ had a major win on behalf of the profession last Friday when the State Government announced it would no longer proceed with its controversial land tax regime. We’ve led the charge against the multi-jurisdictional land tax regime since December and worked with various stakeholders to advocate the land tax amendments. The REIQ believed the reforms would have damaged property investor confidence at a time of extremely tight vacancy rates. The reforms were also potentially dangerous for commercial property investment and national employers with Queensland domiciled premises. Find out more here.
The new residential tenancy laws came into effect on Saturday and I hope all property managers have thoroughly familiarised themselves with the legislative amendments. A reminder we have updated and added forms, check lists, fact sheets and template letters for tenants and clients into Realworks to assist you. You can refer to our New Tenancy Laws Toolkit for an outline of each of the new forms and how they fit into our best practice advice, in addition to plenty of practical advice about how to navigate through the reforms.
Lastly, the REIQ Property Brief podcast has begun for another season, featuring property professionals and specialists talking about a range of topics influencing the profession. This week, REIQ’s Head of Marketing and Content, Sarah Butler, takes a look at how digital marketing can enhance your existing marketing mix. Some in the profession might not be aware that digital marketing can give you more control over targeting your audience and help you save on costs. Listen to the Property Brief on your favourite podcast platform.
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Be careful what you do with confidential information
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