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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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New Year, New NSW Renting Laws Resolutions: A three-point kickstart plan for better renting in 2024!

It's that time again, when we all make resolutions. If NSW renting laws are looking at making some changes (and they should!) here are three key priorities that should be at the top of…
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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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Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to…
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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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Outasite – land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 10 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It will be delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW over the next…
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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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Rental realities in NSW: New insights from the End of Tenancy Survey

Renters in New South Wales face an increasingly precarious housing situation, grappling with the challenges of avoiding unaffordable rent hikes and eviction notices. To better understand the…
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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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Yes to the Voice

Tenants' Union says Yes to the Voice

The Tenants' Union supports a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Ensuring all people have a home that nurtures their lives, including connection to community is…
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