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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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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…
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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 ‘…
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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.
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Broken roof

It's tough being a 'protected tenant'

We spoke with John, a protected tenant who has been living in his home in Randwick since 1978. We asked him about his experience in a protected tenancy and the ongoing issues he has faced around…
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Tenants' Union of NSW Submission

Submission: Response to Fair Trading discussion paper "Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010"

The Tenants’ Union is pleased to provide this response to NSW Fair Trading’s discussion paper for the statutory review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. This contribution forms part of our…
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Front page of pic LTA 1899

Comment on the proposed repeal of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1899

The Tenants’ Union submission regarding the repeal of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1899, set out the following three concerns: the repeal will add to red tape and regulatory burden; the Act has…
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