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Roaches in your rental – to leave or not to leave

No-one should have to live with roaches! They are gross. But hating roaches and the existence of roaches in the property might not be a good enough legal reason to end a tenancy without having…
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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…
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 2022-23

It has been another truly challenging year for renters across NSW, as well as their advocates and supporters. We have seen unprecedented rent increases leading to mounting pressure on so many…
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Navigating to Home Webinar

The Navigating to Home webinar provides an overview of The National Nine report's key recommendations., followed by a panel conversation exploring the challenges facing renters and our…
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Access to justice? What the NCAT snapshot tells us

The Tenants' Union NCAT Snapshot and NCAT Evictions Map are interactive resources that share key insights into how landlords and renters have used the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal…
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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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Federal Inquiry hears from Tenants' Union: Three times as many renters calling now for advice on rent increases

Yesterday, the Tenants' Union of NSW appeared at the Sydney hearings for the Federal Inquiry into the Worsening Rental Crisis in Australia. Leo Patterson Ross, CEO, Tenants' Union of…
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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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Submission: Improving NSW Rental Laws

We encourage readers of this submission to understand renting as an essential service. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Homes are…
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Request to keep a pet

You can use this sample letter to request permission to keep a pet. There is no term in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 that prohibits you from keeping a pet, or that requires you to ask for…
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Tenant Advocate's perspective – Sonya Mooring, Murra Mia Western TAAS

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Western Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Sonya Mooring, the Tenant Advocate and Team Leader. 
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Modernising Consumer Protection in Renting: From Individualised to Systemic Protections

Over the last 50 years, tenancy acts have been directed by the results of the national inquiry conducted by Ron Sackville as part of the Whitlam poverty inquiries. The recommendations of that…
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