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People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis begins today

Media Release - Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis is set to begin today -Thursday 23 May. The Commission provides a platform convened by housing campaign Everybody’s…
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Domestic Violence and Renting – Supplementary Guide

Domestic violence and renting: Supplementary Guide

Everyone deserves a safe home. Tenancy law can help victim-survivors of domestic violence in a number of ways. This Supplementary Guide provides additional information further to our Domestic…
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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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Time to end the trauma of no grounds evictions

Renters asked to leave their home for no reason tell us the impact of these evictions is severe. Responses from renter to our our recent survey make it clear that having the rug of relative…
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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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Character reference

Character references are used to vouch for you as a person and a potential tenant. Character references for rental applications often highlight parts of your personality that might appeal to a…
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Rental history letter

This letter could be used if you have limited rental history in NSW but want to establish that you are able to pay the rent and maintain a tenancy. You might use this letter if you lived in a…
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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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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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'Putting Renters on the Map' with a map of NSW and photos of renters

Putting Renters on the Map

We are in the midst of a rental crisis. Renters are struggling to cope with soaring rents, lack of homes, massive energy bills, and the threat of eviction. That’s why the Tenants’ Union and the…
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State of the Renters NSW

Use this tool to explore data about renting in your local area. Choose to see data in relation to your Local Government Area (LGA) or your state electorate. All data is drawn from the 2021…
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