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Anoulack Chantivong

Breaking – Minister introduces Residential (Land Lease) Communities Amendment Bill

On 14 May, the Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading Anoulack Chanthivong MP introduced into NSW Parliament a Bill to amend the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013.
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NSW Renters' Forums: Your chance to share what renting should look like

Against the backdrop of a crippling housing crisis, we are often asked about what we struggle with most, not necessarily what our renting aspirations are. Our woes are given more attention than…
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Making alterations to your home

As a home owner in a residential land lease community you have rights under the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 and Residential (Land Lease) Communities Regulation 2015. This…
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time to end no grounds

Tell decision makers to end unfair evictions for all renters now!

We know that NSW Government decision-makers are currently considering rental reforms – can you email them and tell them to end no-grounds for all renters now? The government needs to end no-…
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 22-23

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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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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NEWTAAS staff

NEWTAAS Annual Report 2023

This year the New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service is celebrating our 21st year of operation. Our Annual Report summarises our work and also includes a selection of…
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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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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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Tips: Renting after a disaster

Living through a disaster such as a flood or fire is difficult enough without having to worry about your tenancy. So the Tenants’ Union of NSW has prepared these short(ish) answers to common…
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Speak up now to improve rental laws

Renters, have your say!

The NSW Government has now opened a consultation on Improving NSW renting laws. Now’s your chance to have your say on the changes needed to make renting fair!
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