Eastern Area Tenants Service (EATS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 9386 9147

Hours:

Mon:

9:30am - 1pm

Tue:

9:30am - 1pm

Wed:

9:30am - 1pm

Thu:

9:30am - 1pm

Fri:

9:30am - 1pm

Note:

You can also contact us via 'get help' on our website...

ABOUT

Eastern Area Tenants Service (EATS) offers free advice, information and help to renters who are having problems with their landlords or real estate agents. We are funded by NSW Fair Trading and the majority of our funding comes from the interest earned on tenants’ bonds. EATS helps renters in private rental and public housing. We also help boarders and lodgers and people living in share houses.

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.

You can call us on 02 9386 9147 or contact us through our website – click on the 'get help' icon at eats.org.au.

NEWS

Staying Connected – TAAS Conference 2020

TAAS Conference 2020
Last week, over 100 Tenant Advocates participated in our first online Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference. We explored a range of topics, including changes to tenancy laws, policy reform, and advocate work practice. We looked in detail at the effects COVID-19 has had on tenants lives, the Tribunal’s practices, tenancy law, and mental health. 
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Renters' Guide to COVID-19

Covid19 graphic
The Tenants' Union of NSW is regularly updating our Renters' Guide to COVID-19. The Guide covers common questions about renting in NSW during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
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Advice and advocacy for renters in every community

Tenant Advocates at the Network Meeting
Tenant Advocates are hard at work all across NSW – making sure tenants know their rights, so we can keep on building good homes and communities. Here are some of the recent examples of the work of our Network, from stalls in the community, to our Network Conference, to winning compensation for tenants, to resisting unfair evications, and helping tenants who are facing mutiple disadvantage.
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Tenant Advocates come together for Network Meeting

Tenant Advocates at the Network Meeting
Tenant Advocates from across New South Wales recently came together for another successful Network Meeting organised by the Tenants' Union. There were sessions on the new domestic violence tenancy laws, the 'pay to stay' principle in relation to rent arrears, electricity in land lease communities, the NDIS, social housing transfers, and much more.
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David and Goliath: One tenant’s 14-year battle for repairs

David Bott
David Bott’s long-running battle in the Tribunal shone a light on a serious issue which public housing tenants know all too well: the systematic failure of FACS to do necessary repairs. After 14 years, FACS made the necessary repairs, but only after getting dangerously close to being found in contempt of the Tribunal. Thanks to David’s tenacity, his case has also paved the way for significant changes to the way FACS will deal with repairs issues.
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