REBOSA Report 13 May 2017

Dear Colleagues

The Property Practitioners Bill is now a reality.  The Bill, which will replace the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976, will ensure the continuation of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) as the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority, provide for the continuation of the Estate Agents Fidelity Fund as the Property Practitioners Fidelity Fund and provide for consumer protection and related matters.

Fundamental issues have arisen out of the “Bill” that will have far reaching consequences for the industry.  We therefore, encourage you to read our attached commentary, which has been submitted to the department and invite you to a series of roadshows which we will be holding to discuss the Bill in detail.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards
Jan  

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Rebosa Report 12 April 2016

Property Practitioners Bill

The Property Practitioners Bill was published for public comment on 31 March 2017.

Rebosa is currently consulting with a leading firm of attorneys and will be submitting our commentary by the deadline date of 30 April 2017.

We are inviting all our members to submit their comments to us by no later than Friday 21 April in order for us to collate the responses and include them in the discussions we will be having with our attorney’s, thus providing us with sufficient time to meet the deadline.  

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Your best effort is good enough

REBOSA REPORT 16 FEBRUARY 2017

Dear Colleagues

There are a few EAAB and FIC deadlines looming and we urge you to please adhere to them.  We have covered each one in detail below.

We are also pleased to announce that our membership fees will remain unchanged for 2017.

I would again like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a prosperous 2017.

Kind regards
Jan

Your Best Effort is Good Enough

The EAAB has recently approached a number of principals to submit a Self-Assessment of Compliance with the EAAA and FICA on the MyEAAB agent’s portal.  

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REBOSA 24 October 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

As the end of the year draws to a close I need to alert you to some housekeeping issues.  You have only 7 days left to renew your 2017 FFCs and 2 months to acquire your 15 verifiable CPD points.  As I’ve reiterated, once you are found uncompliant and dropped from the EAAB system it is extremely onerous to get you back on, aside from the penalties and fines you will have to pay.  

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REBOSA 5 September 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

Spring has arrived and the end of the year is in sight.  We have had an extraordinarily busy past month.  One of the highlights was hosting the NAR delegation and for those of you who could not attend the talk given by NAR’s President, Tom Salomone, I have included a link to one of his previous talks which includes similar touch points to the ones he shared with us in Cape Town.  I have also included presentations from ABSA and Private Property which many agents who attended the event found interesting.  Please visit our website for more on this.

The EAAB have opened a satellite office in Cape Town and their contact details are included below.

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REBOSA 29 July 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to our July report.

We are very pleased to announce that there is finally a rescue plan in place for all agents who were affected by the SSETA – DITASA dispute.  Please find all the information below.

Together with some of our members we have been piloting the EAAB’s PrivySeal initiative and we urge you to participate as soon as possible.  We’ve attached all the relevant documentation to this report and provided you with the necessary contact information should you require assistance.

We are also pleased to report that the Minister of Human Settlements has appointed the new EAAB board who will hold office for the next 3 years.  We congratulate all these new Board Members and wish them every success going forward.

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REBOSA 29 June 2016 Report

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to our latest Report.  The second half of the year is upon us and with it new challenges and developments that have a direct impact on real estate business owners.

We are aware of the problems you are all experiencing, registering on the new FIC goAML system.  goAML runs within Internet Explorer version 9 and up , Firefox, Google Chrome but not on Safari. The URL https://goStage.fic.gov.za/goAMLWeb_UAT must be added to the trusted sites and pop ups must be enabled to avoid the site being blocked.  Please read more on this below.

I would also like to thank all our members who have signed the Rebosa Equality Pledge and appeal to those of you who have not done so to please visit our website and submit your Pledge.  

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