Article 1: 2021 Membership Renewal 

Members of AICNSW are reminded that membership will expire on the 31 March 2021.

We forwarded to all current members a renewal email on Monday 1  March 2021 with details on how to renew and providing login details.

Renewals can only be done through the Membership Portal on AICNSW website.

If you have any queries in relation to membership renewal please contact Vicki Aird at [email protected]

Renew here 

Article 2: Jobkeeper- Payroll tax exemption 

Revenue NSW has published a new Commissioner’s practice note, CPN 020: Jobkeeper – Payroll tax exemption on its website. The practice note provides guidance to employers in NSW that are registered for payroll tax and have made payments to their employees as part of the JobKeeper program.

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Article 3: NSW LRS to accept PDF files in ePlan 

NSW Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) will soon make PDF the default lodgment file type in ePlan so that lodging parties and Surveyors will be able to submit standard PDF files instead of compressing their documents into TIFF format.

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Article 4: Strata laws consultation closes soon 

The NSW Government’s public consultation on its proposed changes to the strata legislation closes on 7 April 2021.

The extensive review covers diverse areas of interest – including managing common property, resolving disputes, by-laws including animals, committee and owners corporation meetings, mixed-use schemes, strata renewal and much more. See the link below for more information and take the straw poll on whether strata plans should be able to ban pets.

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Article 5: Last chance to take the LRS Feedback Survey 

LRS is checking in with its customers to assist it to improve customer satisfaction with its information, products and user experience with an online survey will take about five-minutes. Your feedback will help LRS to improve responsiveness and provide a more personalised service..

The survey will close 5.00 pm tomorrow,12 March 2021.

Article 6: MOR & MPR v6 to commence in April 

Following extended consultation and delays due to Covid, ARNECC has published the Version 6 of the Model Operating Rules and the Model Participation Rules on its website which will both commence on 12 April 2021.

  • MPR (marked up version)
  • MPR (clean version)
  • MOR (marked up version)
  • MOR (clean version

Knowledge Bank: 

Irvine V Dowling (2021) NSWSC 119

LAND LAW — Conveyancing — Requirements of writing — Agreement to create or dispose of interest in land — Where beneficiaries including executrix agree in writing to bid among themselves to purchase estate property instead of sale by public auction — Whether subsequent purported oral variation enforceable —Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW), s 54A(1)

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