Long-term tenant – news and analysis

 

Homes and roofs with a magnifying glass

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…
Read more
John

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…
Read more
Artwork by Luke Penrith with boomerangs representing houses

Aboriginal Housing and Housing Activism in NSW

Aboriginal housing activism in New South Wales has a 135 year history. This report from the Tenants’ Union of NSW documents this history from the dispossession of land and housing at the…
Read more
People at the photo exhibition

Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition exhibition night

A special exhibition at Customs House showcased the top entries from our renter's photo competition. The exhibition gave renters’ a platform to share their stories directly with other…
Read more

Tips: Negotiating with the landlord

This infosheet has tips to help if you need to negotiate with a landlord or real estate agent. We all negotiate at times, but it can be challenging to negotiate with a landlord. Tenants are…
Read more
Vanessa

Young Renters: We hear you!

A new report by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Youth Action digs into issues facing renters under 30. Young people’s voices feature, with quotes taken from the 304 responses to our survey of…
Read more
Older woman holding drivers license - DCJ Housing image - Seniors Strategy

Supporting older renters to 'age-in-place'

Recently the Tenants’ Union of NSW made a submission to NSW Department of Communities and Justice as part of their consultations for the next NSW Government strategy for seniors. We recommended…
Read more
Mary and Amanda

Advocating for independent living

Recently, the Northern Rivers Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service was able to assist a tenant to maintain her independent living. The tenant lives in social housing, in a modest three…
Read more
Protected tenant's roof

Changes to the law for 'protected tenants'

From 1 July 2019 the law regarding ‘protected tenants’ changed. They previously were covered under the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948. No-one knows how many protected…
Read more
Leaking roof
The leaking roof over the home of a 93-year-old protected tenant.

Protected tenants infosheet

A small number of tenants of residential premises across New South Wales live in premises covered by the former Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948 (‘1948 Act’). They are known as ‘…
Read more
Jane Bennett Lower Fort Street

Millers Point: through the looking glass

Robert Mowbray reflects on the forced relocation of public housing tenants from Millers Point. He collects a selection of posts that report and discuss on the events and issues.
Read more
Tenants' Union of NSW Submission

Submission: Easy and Transparent Trading

The Tenants' Union of NSW made this submission to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation's Easy and Transparent Trading consultation process.
Read more

 

END UNFAIR EVICTIONS

End no grounds

RENT TRACKER

Renting Increase Negotiation Kit

PODCASTS

Renting Bytes podcast

SUPPORT OUR WORK