Inner Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 9698 5975

Hours:

Mon:

10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Tue:

10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Wed:

10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Thu:

10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Fri:

Fri: 10am-12.30pm

Note:

We encourage you to contact us via our online enquiry form at rlc.org.au

 

ABOUT

ISTAAS provides free, confidential legal information, advice and advocacy to tenants living in public and private residential housing.

Our services are available to renters living in selected suburbs in inner Sydney. You can check by entering your suburb under 'Get advice' in the main menu.

ISTAAS is a program of Redfern Legal Centre.

We encourage you to contact us via our online enquiry form at rlc.org.au/contact-us

NEWS

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 12:28

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference

In October 2021, around 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW came together online for our annual Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference, under the theme 'Forging Ahead'. It was a great opportunity for Tenant Advocates to hear from each other about the issues faced by different renters, and to learn, discuss and innovate in our practice. A main focus of the Conference this year was the huge challenges faced by renters due to COVID and the ongoing housing crisis, as well as how we can forge ahead and continue to improve.
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05/07/2024

Outasite – land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 11 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW.
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05/07/2024

Big win for Woronora residents

Nestled along the banks of the Woronora River lies Woronora Village Tourist Park, a small community that was established in 1956. In recent years, this community has been under threat due to…
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05/07/2024

RLLC Amendment Bill in Parliament

In May the Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading Anoulack Chanthivong MP introduced into NSW Parliament a Bill to amend the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (RLLC Act).
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05/07/2024

Sunnylake Residents unwittingly buy non-compliant homes

Nestled along the shores of Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast of NSW lies Sunnylake Shores, an over 55s community operated by Ingenia. However, behind its picturesque facade, there is a tale of…
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05/07/2024

Upskilling residents in the Northern Rivers

Paul and Eloise from the Tenants’ Union recently travelled to Pottsville in Northern NSW to provide training for resident advocates.
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05/07/2024

Local Government Regulations finally getting a refresh

The NSW Government is undertaking a review of the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2021. The Tenants’ Union has…
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05/07/2024

Obituaries

The Tenants’ Union of NSW and the Residential Communities Forum members were saddened to learn of the death of Pam Meatheringham and Don Rose in late 2023.
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05/07/2024

GUBU - Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented

This is a new column where we invite you to share grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented (GUBU) goings on in land lease communities in New South Wales.
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18/06/2024

What does the NSW budget 2024-25 mean for renters

The Tenants' Union of NSW has dived into today's NSW budget announcements, looking for the key measures that will significantly impact renters. These are our initial thoughts, we will…
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12/06/2024

Joint statement: People who rent in public and community housing need safe, secure homes

Today twenty-five plus organisations, Tenants Advice and Advocacy services and community legal centres across New South Wales, published a joint statement demanding urgent action to ensure safe…
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03/06/2024

Tenants' Union mourns with family and residents in Whalan

​The Tenants’ Union of NSW is deeply saddened to hear of the explosion in public housing at Waikanda Crescent in Whalan over the weekend, and the passing of Mhey Yumol Jasmin. Read more
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23/05/2024

People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis begins today

Media Release - Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis is set to begin today -Thursday 23 May. The Commission provides a platform convened by housing campaign Everybody’s…
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