Eastern Area Tenants Service (EATS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 9386 9147

Advice Hours:

Mon:

10am - 1pm

Tue:

10am - 1pm

Wed:

10am - 1pm

Thu:

10am - 1pm

Fri:

10am - 1pm

Website:

tenantsrights.org.au

ABOUT

Eastern Area Tenants Service (EATS) offers free advice, information and help to tenants who are having problems with their landlords or real estate agents. We are funded by NSW Fair Trading. Most of our funds come from the interest earned on tenant's bonds. EATS helps tenants in private rental and public housing. We also help boarders and lodgers.

Our services are available to renters in the Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick council areas in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. We are not able to help landlords or head tenants in a dispute with a sub-tenant or lodger.

We also provide face-to-face outreach advice by appointment, as well as the Waverly Court Assistance Program, and Duty Advocacy Services at the Tribunal.

NEWS

Make Renting Fair gains momentum

Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern
Redfern tenants and community show their support for Make Renting Fair
In NSW current tenancy legislation allows landlords in the private market to end a tenancy without having to give a reason. This means renters are often scared to enforce their rights because they know they can get kicked out for things like asking for repairs or challenging an excessive rent increase. Make Renting Fair is a community campaign calling for law reform to end these unfair evictions. Support for the Make Renting Fair campaign continues to grow.
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Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair
Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants Union of NSW and Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services are calling on the NSW State Government to make renting fair, and ensure renters in New South Wales are protected against unfair evictions.
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It's tough being a 'protected tenant'

Broken roof
A succession of landlords all flatly refused to do repairs on this protected premises. Water had been pouring through the ceiling just inside the front door for months.
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 repairs. Recently the original landlord who John had entered into his tenancy with sold the building. The new owner tried unsuccessfully to evict John. John attributes his success in fighting the eviction in large part to the excellent support he received from a local tenant advocate from the Eastern Area Tenants Advice Service.
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