Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (HTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 4969 7666

1800 654 504

Hours:

Mon:

9am - 1pm

Tue:

9am - 1pm

Wed:

9am - 1pm

Thu:

9am - 1pm

Fri:

9am - 1pm

Note:

If you can't get through during advice hours please keep trying. Outside of advice hours, you can leave a message. If you are under threat of eviction, contact us using the link below.

 

ABOUT

What we do: Free telephone advice, information, advocacy, and (where appropriate) representation at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

Who we can assist: people renting privately through a landlord or Real Estate Agent, tenants in Public and Community housing, tenants renting Caravan Parks, homeowners in Land Lease Communities and residents of Boarding Houses. Our services are available to renters in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Upper Hunter, Muswellbrook or the Great Lakes areas of Mid Coast Local Government Area.

If you have an Order of the Tribunal, a Notice of Termination, or are being threatened with eviction, please contact us via our online form.

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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20/02/2023

Putting Renters on the Map

We are in the midst of a rental crisis. Renters are struggling to cope with soaring rents, lack of homes, massive energy bills, and the threat of eviction. That’s why the Tenants’ Union and the…
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06/02/2023

State of the Renters NSW

Use this tool to explore data about renting in your local area. Choose to see data in relation to your Local Government Area (LGA) or your state electorate. All data is drawn from the 2021…
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04/01/2023

Survey: Renter's privacy and data

You may have heard that the NSW Government is looking at the information that is being collected about tenants during the application process and how it is being stored. This is a great…
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06/12/2022

Improving renting laws for people experiencing domestic violence

The Government is currently undertaking a statutory review of the domestic violence provisions. Along with Women's Legal Service NSW and Domestic Violence NSW undertook a survey to help us…
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06/12/2022

Submission: Review of Domestic Violence rental laws

In producing this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW consulted closely with advocates from the statewide network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services and drew on their experiences…
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05/12/2022

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…
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01/12/2022

Submission: Keeping Pets in Rental Homes

A rental is not just a landlord’s investment property, it’s a person or family’s home. Renters should have the same rights as owner-occupiers to make simple choices to make the house they live…
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29/11/2022

Make Renting Fair Submission: Keeping Pets in Rentals

This is a submission compiled of the contributions, stories and views from over 75 renters, collected via a survey on the Tenants’ Union of NSW website, through Tenants’ Union of NSW and Make…
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28/11/2022

Electricity is a hot topic but little has changed for residents in land lease communities

There have been a number of consultations, reviews and inquiries into electricity in NSW over the past couple of years. The Tenants’ Union provided submissions to a number of these inquiries…
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28/11/2022

Margaret Reckless faces further challenges

The Tenants’ Union of NSW has been following and supporting Margaret Reckless' fight for her rights in the residential land lease community she has lived in for the past six years. Over…
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25/11/2022

Research: Northern Rivers floods expose flaws in NSW housing system

As flooding impacts more NSW communities, new research from UNSW City Futures Research Centre, jointly commissioned by the Tenants' Union of NSW along with Mission Australia, St Vincent de…
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21/11/2022

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2021-22

The 2021-2022 financial year began with Sydney under a strict four-month lockdown and finished with severe weather, flooding, and a deepening housing crisis. Through these challenging times, the…
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