Category: Media Release

SettleEasy teams up with major real estate industry group

SYDNEY, 2 JUNE 2021: Australia’s number one online conveyancing platform Settle Easy has signed a game-changing new agreement with Real Estate Industry Partners (REIP), making it the industry’s trusted conveyancing partner. 

REIP members include real estate heavyweights Ray White, Harcourts and Barry Plant. The organisation works with key industry stakeholders, transforming how agents connect and engage with clients through industry-driven collaboration. 

“Partnering with REIP is a major milestone for Settle Easy, which officially launched nationally this week,” said Settle Easy Co-founder and CEO Sam Almaliki. 

“The move cements Settle Easy’s position as Australia’s number one online conveyancer for agents and their customers.” 

Settle Easy hosts a community of conveyancers ready to be deployed quickly when required by a home buyer or seller while offering an easier solution to professionals, automating between 30 and 50 per cent of the process, making it the fastest, most efficient service provider on the market.

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Settle Easy, in what will be a hugely beneficial partnership to agents and their customers,” REIP chief executive Sadhana Smiles said of the new partnership. 

“Settle Easy’s service offering is second to none when it comes to fast, efficient, end-to-end conveyancing.” 

Settle Easy is a fast-growing online conveyancing company, providing settlement services to those buying or selling a property. It’s Australia’s only solution that helps professionals to automate the process, resulting in faster turnaround times. 

The company, which is backed by major commercial law firm Mills Oakley, recently completed an initial $1.5 million funding round to fund its growth aspirations. It counts several industry leaders among its board members, including former NSW Premier Morris Iemma. 

Settle Easy has recently announced partnerships with Morton Real Estate, Hodges Real Estate, Barry Plant and RealTime Agent, as it continues to increase its market share. The partnerships means that customers who transact through these agents have ready made access to the Settle Easy platform at preferred supplier rates. 

About Settle Easy 

Settle Easy is a 24/7 online conveyancing service that can be used by anyone buying or selling property. Our business combines local expert conveyancers and an easy-to-use platform that makes conveyancing simple and easy by streamlining the whole conveyancing process from beginning to end.

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Changes in COVID-19 Residential Tenancy Support

Kevin Anderson
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Media Release

Thursday, 4 March 2021

With the NSW economy on a path to recovery, the NSW Government has announced new plans to help the residential tenancy market transition back to pre COVID-19 conditions.

In April 2020, the NSW Government introduced temporary measures to support landlords and tenants adversely impacted by the pandemic, stabilise the housing market and limit unnecessary social movement.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, said the NSW Government will now make changes to these measures to allow the rental market to adjust to new circumstances and the current economic climate.

“NSW responded quickly to the challenges of COVID-19, providing support and assistance to tenants and landlords across the state. The measures we introduced kept a roof over people’s heads during an incredibly uncertain time,” Mr Anderson said.

In February 2021, Fair Trading reported an 85 per cent drop in requests for assistance and complaints relating to COVID-19 rent negotiations, compared to June last year.

“With the economy rebounding and the unemployment rate stabilising, the time is right to transition back to normal tenancy laws,” Mr Anderson said.

“That’s why I will introduce legislation in the next fortnight to start a six-month transition from 26 March, when the eviction moratorium and requirement for tenants and landlords to renegotiate rental payments will expire.

“We want to ensure tenants with COVID-induced rental arrears are protected from being evicted on March 27. So from 27 March, tenants and landlords will be supported to enter a repayment plan for any COVID-induced arrears and tenants can only be evicted if they fail to meet the terms of that plan.

“Our number one priority has always been to keep people safe and in accommodation, and introducing a transition process instead of bringing this support to an abrupt halt is by far the most fair way to ensure this happens.”

These protections are especially important in regional NSW, where rental markets are tightening and alternative housing isn’t always readily available.

“We’ve promised to create a stronger and safer regional NSW and these protections will go a long way to ensuring tenants aren’t left in the lurch due to things outside of their control,” Mr Anderson said.

From March 27;
– Current COVID-19 residential tenancy measures will be repealed;
– The NSW Government will introduce amendments to legislation to prevent tenants from being automatically evicted due to COVID-19 induced rental arrears;
– Landlords and tenants will be supported to draw up rental repayment plans that enable landlords to recoup COVID-induced arrears, while keeping tenants in their properties; and
– COVID-19 impacted tenants will be protected from being blacklisted on tenancy databases for arrears.

To find out more about the transitional residential tenancy measures, visit Fair Trading.

MEDIA: Chloe Stevenson | 0409 746 294

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