REINSW latest covid inspection guidelines as at 31 August 2021 (Subject to change)

 from Greater Sydney to Regional NSW to view an investment property is not permitted. that you have a permit to leave Regional NSW
Meetings with consumers at agents’ offices to allow tenants, landlords or trades people to collect or return keys, or to sign agreements or return condition reports if cannot be done online√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks, etc requirements. Refer to travel requirements above.√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks, etc requirements. Refer to travel requirements above.√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks, etc requirements. Refer to travel requirements above.

Residential Sales

 Greater SydneyAreas of Concern*   Note: Refer to the areas listed at the end of this document for areas of concernOutside Greater Sydney
Open Inspections×××
Onsite Auctions×××
Online Auctions
Auction Houses×××
Property Styling and Photography√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, and provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed. Refer to the travel requirements below.   Note: All persons entering an area of concern for work will require a permit from Service NSW√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed
Onsite Listing Presentations√ however, we recommend this take place in an online forum√ however, we recommend this take place in an online forum√ however, we recommend this take place in an online forum
Online Inspections√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied; provided that COVID-19√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied and within agent’s area of concern; provided that√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied; provided
 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspectionsCOVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspectionsthat COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspections
Private Inspections√ (with tenant consent; one-on- one by appointment with an agent or vendor showing the property to one person at a time and in accordance with a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Retail & Auctions. Refer to travel requirements below)   Note 1: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspections   Note 2: Buyers can leave Greater Sydney to inspect a potential new home (with a permit) but they cannot leave to inspect commercial/non- residential property   Note 3: Buyers can enter Greater Sydney to inspect a potential new home or commercial/non-residential property. We recommend a permit be obtained√ (with tenant consent; agents can only attend if they live within the area of concern or if they live outside the area of concern (provided they live in an area that is not an area of concern – see Note 1 below); prospective buyers can attend within or outside their area of concern if inspecting a new home; must be one-on-one by appointment with an agent or vendor showing the property to one person at a time and in accordance with a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Retail & Auctions. Refer to the travel requirements below)   Note 1: All persons entering an area of concern for work or leaving Greater Sydney to inspect residential property will require a permit from Service NSW   Note 2: Buyers can leave Greater Sydney to inspect a potential new home (with a permit) but they cannot leave to inspect commercial/non-residential property   Note 3: Buyers can leave Regional NSW to inspect a potential new home or commercial/non-residential property. We recommend a permit be obtained   Note 4: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspections√ (with tenant consent; one-on-one by appointment with an agent or vendor showing the property to one person at a time and in accordance with a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Retail & Auctions. Refer to travel requirements below)   Note 1: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during inspections   Note 2: Buyers can enter Regional NSW to inspect a potential new home (with a permit) but they cannot enter to inspect commercial/non- residential property   Note 3: Buyers can leave Regional NSW to inspect a potential new home or commercial/non-residential property. We recommend a permit be obtained
Private Inspections – Number of people accompanying agent/vendor1 person and by appointment only1 person and by appointment only1 person and by appointment only
Necessary Cleaning – cleaning due to sale where the premises are vacant or urgent cleaning to ensure the health, safety or security of residence
Domestic Cleaning (ie. not necessary work)√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed. A maximum of two people inside property only and not in same room as another person or five people outside   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home for cleaning√ if premises are unoccupied or, if occupied, with tenant consent and only outdoor repairs and maintenance with no more than 5 workers, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed. Refer to the travel requirements below   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home for cleaning√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed, and a maximum of two people inside property only and not in same room as another person or five people outside   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home for cleaning
Repairs and Maintenance – Urgent or if required for health and safety reasons (for example, mould)Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried outNote: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried outNote: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried out
Repairs and Maintenance – Non-Urgent√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed, and a maximum of two people inside property only and not in same room as another person or five people outside   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried outx except for outdoor repairs and maintenance with no more than 5 workers. Refer to the travel requirements below   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried out√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed, and a maximum of two people inside property only and not in same room as another person or five people outside   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home while works are carried out
Visits by other third parties other than for prescribed work (eg. valuers etc) that require access to premises√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied and provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during visits√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied, and provided that COVID-19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed. Refer to the travel requirements below.   Note 1: All persons entering an area of concern for work will require a permit from Service NSW   Note 2: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during visits√ with tenant consent or if premises are unoccupied and provided that COVID- 19 safety plans, face masks and social distancing requirements are followed   Note: Agents cannot compel tenants to leave their home during visits
TravelTravel within Greater Sydney (excluding areas of concern): Agents/Buyers: √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property or for work purposes).   Travel from within Greater Sydney (excluding areas of concern) to Regional NSW (excluding areas of concern): Agents: If agents have to travel more than 50km outside of Greater Sydney for work they must have evidence of having undertaken a COVID-19 test within the last 7 days and must have obtained a permit issued by Service NSW.   Buyers: If a buyer is leaving Greater Sydney to relocate, move between or inspect a potential place of residence they must obtain a permit issued by Service NSW. Must have a genuine intention to reside outside of Greater Sydney. Travel from Greater Sydney to Regional NSW to view an investment property is not permitted.Within an area of concern: Agents/Buyers – √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property or for work purposes).   Travel from within an area of concern to outside that area: Agents: × (agents are not “authorised workers”) Buyers: √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property). Note that tenants are not permitted to travel from Greater Sydney into Regional NSW to inspect investment property, however, they can travel from Regional NSW to Greater Sydney to do so).   Travel into an area of concern from outside that area (refer to the note below): Agents/Buyers – √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property if within Greater Sydney or for work purposes). However, all workers should limit travel into these areas and only do so if absolutely essential. You will need a Service NSW permit to enter an area of concern for work.Travel within Regional NSW (excluding areas of concern): Agents/Buyers: √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property or for work purposes).   Travel from within Regional NSW (excluding areas of concern) to Greater Sydney (excluding areas of concern):   Agents/Buyers: √ with a reasonable excuse permitted by Schedule 2 to the Public Health Order (including for work purposes or if inspecting a potential place of residence or investment property). We recommend that you have a permit to leave Regional NSW
    
Meetings with consumers at agents’ offices to allow vendors, buyers or trades people to collect or return keys or to sign agreements if cannot be done online√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks, etc requirements. Refer to travel requirements above.√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks. Refer to travel requirements above.√ If necessary and subject to Service NSW QR Code, social distancing, face masks, etc requirements. Refer to travel requirements above.

* List of Areas of Concern

  • City of Blacktown,
  • City of Campbelltown,
  • Canterbury-Bankstown,
  • Cumberland,
  • City of Fairfield,
  • Georges River,
  • City of Liverpool,
  • City of Parramatta,

(ha) the part of City of Penrith comprising the following suburbs—

  • Caddens,
  • Claremont Meadows,
  • Colyton,
  • Erskine Park,
  • Kemps Creek,
  • Kingswood,
  • Mount Vernon,
  • North St Marys,
  • Orchard Hills,
  • Oxley Park,
  • St Clair,
  • St Marys, (hb) Bayside,

(hc) Burwood, (hd) Strathfield.

SOURCE – REINSW – August 31, 2021

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