Quick guide: NSW renting laws are under review!


Nearly 2 million people rent their home in NSW, subject to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. NSW Fair Trading is currently reviewing this law, to see if it is meeting its objectives. They have released a discussion paper to gauge community views.

Renters say this law should deliver greater stability, liveability and affordability. To achieve this, a number of improvements need to be made to the law – but in order to get there we need you to contribute to Fair Trading's discussion before the end of January 2016. Our quick guide shows you how.

The Residential Tenancies Act 2010 sets a framework of rights and obligations between landlords
and tenants. But even with a strong, clear framework, disagreements will arise. Access to
independent, specialist Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services forms a critical part of early dispute
resolution services for tenants in New South Wales.

Our quick guide to the review focuses on:

  1. Stability
  2. Liveability
  3. Affordability
  4. How can Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services be improved?