20/06/2023

Lessons from USA Mobile Home Parks

In the USA, the equivalent of residential land lease communities (RLLCs) are called mobile home parks. In 2022 the number of residents living in mobile home parks in the USA was more than twenty…
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20/06/2023

Sustainable Energy should be an option for all residents

At the Tenants’ Union we are increasingly receiving calls from home owners who are finding roadblocks in the way of switching their homes to renewable energy in the form of rooftop solar panels…
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20/06/2023

Crown Land not an excuse to evade rights of home owners

In NSW more than half of the land in the state is Crown Land. It is owned by the NSW State Government. In NSW there are many residential land lease communities which are located on Crown Land.…
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20/06/2023

Buyer Beware: home ownership in land lease communities

When someone is buying into a residential land lease community (RLLC) the home purchased is either from the current home owner (vendor/ seller) or from the operator of the community selling a…
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20/06/2023

Holding operators to account when on fixed method site fee increases

In our last edition of Outasite we discussed the trend toward fixed method site fee increases. One of the downsides to this method that we highlighted is there is less incentive for operators to…
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20/06/2023

Heart Award recognises the work of Sandy Gilbert

Our last edition of Outasite featured an article co-authored by Sandy Gilbert about the impact of the floods on land lease community residents in Tweed Heads and Chinderah. Sandy had set up a…
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16/06/2023

Tenants' Union supports event Homes for People, Not Profits: End the Housing Crisis

The Tenants' Union of NSW expresses its support for the Homes for People, Not Profits: End the Housing Crisis event on 17th June organised by Action for Public Housing and the Anti-Poverty…
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07/06/2023

Renting and Housing Advocates: ‘NSW Government is Listening'

Renting and housing advocates say the NSW Government is listening and committed to improving the rental system as the government announces the Rental Commissioner will explore further how best…
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05/06/2023

Concerns planned reforms to 'end secret rent bidding' will introduce rent auctions

On Friday the Tenants Union of NSW attended hearings for the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry on the Rental Fairness Bill 2023. Along with sector colleagues we raised concerns that planned reforms to…
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01/06/2023

Submission regarding Residential Tenancies Amendment (Rental Fairness) Bill 2023

We appreciate and acknowledge the positive intention expressed through the Bill to provide renters with greater transparency during the application process. However, we hold serious concerns…
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29/05/2023

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…
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04/05/2023

Cost of living in NSW survey 2023

The NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) has launched their Cost of Living in NSW 2023 survey. The Cost of Living in NSW project seeks to get a better understanding of the impact of cost-of-…
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