Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS)

 

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Hours:

Mon:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Tue:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Wed:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Thu:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

Fri:

9.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm

ABOUT

COVID-19 service update: Tenant Advocates are working remotely to keep our advice service operating. Please use our online contact form during this time.

The Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) provides free, confidential legal information, advice and advocacy to tenants living in public and private residential housing. If a Tenant Advocate is not available when you call, we will take a message and an Advocate will call you back as soon as possible. Our services are available to renters in the City of Sydney, Botany Bay & Leichhardt local government areas.

ISTAAS is a program of Redfern Legal Centre.

Please contact us online at rlc.org.au/contact

NEWS

Tenant Advocates working together to support renters

Tenant Advocates at the TAAS Network Meeting
Last week, Tenant Advocates came together for the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) Network meeting. Around 60 Advocates participated in the meeting over two days, representing almost all TAASs from across New South Wales.
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Make Renting Fair gains momentum

Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern
Redfern tenants and community show their support for Make Renting Fair
In NSW current tenancy legislation allows landlords in the private market to end a tenancy without having to give a reason. This means renters are often scared to enforce their rights because they know they can get kicked out for things like asking for repairs or challenging an excessive rent increase. Make Renting Fair is a community campaign calling for law reform to end these unfair evictions. Support for the Make Renting Fair campaign continues to grow.
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Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair
Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants Union of NSW and Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services are calling on the NSW State Government to make renting fair, and ensure renters in New South Wales are protected against unfair evictions.
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Redfern Legal Centre's International Student Guide to Share Housing

Redfern Studen Video
Redfern Legal Centre
Are you an international student studying in NSW? This short video steps you through the legal basics of share-housing from moving in, what to do when something goes wrong, to moving out.
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ISTAAS speaks up for public housing tenants in parliamentary inquiry

Kimberley Mackenzie (RLC Tenants' Advocate), Jacqui Swinburne (RLC Tenancy Coordinator) & Ned Cutcher (TU)
Kimberley Mackenzie (RLC Tenants' Advocate), Jacqui Swinburne (RLC Tenancy Coordinator) & Ned Cutcher (Tenants' Union)
Redfern Legal Centre has spent many years advocating for public housing tenants waiting for basic repairs to be done on their homes. The lack of action they experience, even after correct procedure is followed, can be detrimental to people’s health and wellbeing.
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