Blue Mountains Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (BMTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 4704 0201

Hours:

Mon:

9.30am - 12.30pm (Staff available all day)

Tue:

9.30am - 12.30pm (Staff available all day)

Wed:

Staff available - Leave a message

Thu:

Staff available - Leave a message

Fri:

No staff available - Leave a message

 

ABOUT

Blue Mountains Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (BMTAAS) is a free, confidential service that provides advice and information about your rights as a tenant; advocates on your behalf in negotiations with your landlord or real estate agent; represents you in the Tribunal; provides community education to tenants, community organisations and service providers on tenancy issues. Our main advice hours are 9.30am - 12.30pm Monday and Tuesday. However, staff are available from 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday. Please call and leave a message.

Our services are available to renters from Lapstone to Mt Tomah. We help renters living in private rentals, social housing, Aboriginal housing, residential land lease communities, and strata title units. Please note: we require the full name of your landlord before we can provide tenancy advice.

BMTAAS is a program of Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre (formerly Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre).

NEWS

Wed, 06/12/2023 - 13:22

Tenant Advocates – Nurture and Grow

The annual TAAS Conference took place last month in Birpai Country, Port Macquarie. The theme of the conference was 'Nurture and Grow' – to evoke the approach we seek to take with clients, renters' rights and knowledge, and our own skills. Over 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW gathered to learn and connect. The conference is organised by the Tenants' Union of NSW, and this was the largest face-to-face conference we have ever delivered.
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Mon, 05/12/2022 - 12:59

Standing Strong – Tenant Advocates Conference

In November 2022 almost 100 Tenant Advocates and guests gathered on Yuin Country for our Annual Conference. The theme of the conference this year was "Standing Strong" – in reference to the work Tenant Advocates do supporting tenants, especially through tough times like the last few years. 
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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 12:28

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference

In October 2021, around 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW came together online for our annual Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference, under the theme 'Forging Ahead'. It was a great opportunity for Tenant Advocates to hear from each other about the issues faced by different renters, and to learn, discuss and innovate in our practice. A main focus of the Conference this year was the huge challenges faced by renters due to COVID and the ongoing housing crisis, as well as how we can forge ahead and continue to improve.
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28/11/2023

After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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28/11/2023

Navigating pet ownership in land lease communities

For many people pets are part of the family. Pet ownership in Australia is among the highest in the world, and keeping pets has been shown to significantly improve physical and mental health and…
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28/11/2023

Thirty years in residential community park living

Back in 1993 a move to downsize from Sydney led me to undertake a search for accommodation in the Central
Coast and Nelson Bay areas. At this time a new concept of owning a dwelling and…
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28/11/2023

Site agreement sighted

In an update from a David and Goliath battle that we wrote about in Outasite issue 7 we are pleased to report that David Dodge and Beryl Clarke, home owners at Tweed River Hacienda Holiday Park…
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28/11/2023

Windang Win – residents avoid eviction

The Tenant’s Union was pleased to hear that the NSW Supreme Court has appointed an administrator to manage the Oasis Village at Windang. This should lead to improved running of the community and…
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23/11/2023

Regulating rents: international examples & experience

Rents in Australia’s private rental sector (PRS) have risen sharply in 2022 and 2023. Low vacancy rates and slow construction have led many to predict further rent increases over the coming…
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23/11/2023

Job opportunity: Paralegal (Aboriginal)

Join the team working for housing justice!
A part-time Paralegal is required to join the legal practice of the Centre working to address housing legal issues for and with Aboriginal…
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21/11/2023

Strata renters: Emergency preparedness in apartments survey

How ready do you feel your apartment building is for an emergency? Are you aware of plans in place from strata management? Consider completing this survey examining these questions.
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27/10/2023

Submission: The Housing and Homelessness Plan

This submission provides comment on the Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Adequate…
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26/10/2023

Navigating to Home Webinar

The Navigating to Home webinar provides an overview of The National Nine report's key recommendations., followed by a panel conversation exploring the challenges facing renters and our…
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18/10/2023

NCAT Snapshot

A data dashboard based on data provided to us by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). You can explore the types of applications being made by landlords and tenants across…
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02/10/2023

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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