Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service (ISCTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 4274 3475

1800 807 225

Hours:

Mon:

9am - 1pm

Tue:

1pm - 5pm

Wed:

1pm - 5pm

Thu:

Unavailable

Fri:

9am - 1pm

ABOUT

COVID-19 service update: Tenant Advocates are working remotely to keep our advice service operating.

Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service (ISCTAAS) provides free information, advice and advocacy. This includes help with applications and hearings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. ISCTAAS helps Housing NSW tenants, community housing tenants, Aboriginal housing tenants, permanent residents of caravan parks and manufactured home estates, boarders and lodgers, and private tenants. Our services are available to renters the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Wingecarribee, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley areas.

ISCTAAS is a program of Illawarra Community Legal Centre.

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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Bond Kit: How to Secure Your Bond

The Bond Kit
The Bond Kit: How to Secure Your Bond – A Guide for NSW Tenants is a resource created by the Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service. The Kit covers moving in, moving out, claiming your bond and applying to the Tribunal.
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Renters' Guide to COVID-19

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This guide covers common questions about renting during Coronavirus COVID-19 in NSW. A 60 day stop on evictions for some tenants began on the 14th July 2021 and will end on the 11th September 2021. The previous Eviction Moratorium Period which began in April 2020 came to an end on 26 March 2021. However a six-month Transition Period was implemented. During the Transition Period there will be limited protections against eviction for tenants with COVID-induced arrears and these are in addition to the 60 day stop on evictions for some tenants.
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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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Important info for bushfire affected tenants

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We at the Tenants' Union are shocked and saddened by the unprecedented bushfire emergency of the last months. Some of you may have lost your rental accommodation to the fires or may have had your accommodation damaged. Some of you may have family, friends or neighbours who have been affected. We have compiled these resources which may be helpful.
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