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Rent Tracker Research Project

The Tenants' Union Rent Tracker Research Project aims to give tenants, researchers, journalists, and others a clear way to understand rent movements in NSW. Our tools use data published by…
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Submission: Build-to-rent tax concessions

In this submission, we provide brief feedback regarding the proposed build-to-rent tax concessions. Our Network aims for a rental sector that supports safe, affordable and healthy homes. Build-…
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Submission: Changes to create low and mid-rise housing

In this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW writes in general support of the reforms proposed in the ‘Changes to create low and mid-rise housing’ proposals. However, with some…
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Housing Australia, the Accord and other ways the government wants to boost supply of housing.

Re-joining the Tenants’ Union allowed me to jump back into the details of the ongoing housing and rental crisis in Australia and NSW and investigate the mechanisms recently put in place by the…
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Victory! Boggabri resident wins 9 year battle for repairs

Boggabri Caravan Park is a residential land lease community consisting of 15 sites and some powered camping sites, located on Laidlaw Street in Boggabri. The local council, the Narrabri Shire…
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After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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Thirty years in residential community park living

Back in 1993 a move to downsize from Sydney led me to undertake a search for accommodation in the Central
Coast and Nelson Bay areas. At this time a new concept of owning a dwelling and…
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Windang Win – residents avoid eviction

The Tenant’s Union was pleased to hear that the NSW Supreme Court has appointed an administrator to manage the Oasis Village at Windang. This should lead to improved running of the community and…
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How housing impacts health and well-being

How does housing status impact wellbeing, and who are the most impacted? How does wellbeing impact housing status? And why is the relationship between housing and wellbeing a pressing issue? In…
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New Renters Kit

Renting can be tricky to navigate, especially if you are new to renting in New South Wales or haven’t rented for a while. The Tenants’ Union of NSW has made this kit to help renters put the…
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Have your say on how prices are set in embedded networks

IPART the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal NSW has been asked by the NSW Government to recommend an appropriate maximum price for the sale of electricity, gas and hot or chilled water…
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National 9 Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights

The National Association of Renters' Organisations has just released a new report, The National Nine: Principles for Strengthening Renters' Rights. The Principles are: Stability,…
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