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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23/09/2022

Residents battle for clean water

Residents of a land lease community in western metropolitan Sydney have been forced to do battle over the quality of their drinking water. They have been concerned for a considerable period of…
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23/09/2022

Emergency services vehicle access

This article highlights the importance of operator compliance with all requirements under the Residential Land Lease Communities Act 2013 (RLLC Act). Operators are required under the RLLC Act to…
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23/09/2022

Wills and Probate

In a recent decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Appeal Panel the question of whether a home can be sold (onsite in a community) without a grant of probate has been…
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23/09/2022

Quick updates

Quick updates on the KNV Appeal – the 'fixed' method of site fee increases, and on the 5 year Review of the Residential Land Lease Communities Act.
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23/09/2022

Working with resident advocates

Resident advocates are volunteers who usually live, or have lived, in land lease communities. They may be members of a resident organisation, or a residents committee, or just someone with a…
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23/09/2022

Rebecca Bryant, Advocate from VERTO South-West NSW TAAS

Rebecca Bryant works as a Tenant Advocate at VERTO, South West NSW Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS). We asked Rebecca some questions about her experience of advising and advocating for…
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23/09/2022

Reflecting on 21 years of advocacy for renters and land lease community residents

After more than two decades’ work as a dedicated advocate for tenants and then land lease community residents, Julie Lee is moving on to new pursuits. We took the opportunity to ask for her…
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07/09/2022

Tenant Advocate’s perspective – An interview with Marcus Neil

We took the opportunity of a recent visit to Murra Mia Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service to interview Tenant Advocate Marcus Neil.
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07/09/2022

Easy Read factsheets now available

The Tenants’ Union is happy to announce that we have five new factsheets available in Easy Read. Easy Read is a way to present information for people with low literacy or learning disability.
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26/08/2022

Join our board!

Join our board! The Tenants' Union is seeking expressions of interest from people who are passionate about our work supporting renters across the state.
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25/08/2022

Submission: Proposal for the Paint Shop Precinct

The Tenants' Union of NSW provides these brief comments on the Paint Shop Sub Precinct rezoning proposal informed by both our understanding of the inadequacies of our current housing system…
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25/07/2022

Pod off the press – Renting Bytes

The Tenants’ Union plunged into the world of podcasting roughly 12 months ago. Alongside co-producers Legal Aid NSW we planned and launched 'Renting Matters', a podcast series aimed…
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