Inner West Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (IWTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 9559 2899

Hours:

Mon:

9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Tue:

9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Wed:

9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Thu:

9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Fri:

9.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Note:

You can also contact us via the webform at mlc.org.au

 

ABOUT

Inner West Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (IWTAAS) gives free telephone advice to tenants on their rights and responsibilities. When you call our Service you may be asked to leave a voicemail identifying your name, suburb, phone number, whether your matter is urgent or not and short description of the issue. We try to return all calls within 24-72 hours. Alternatively, on our website you can submit an online enquiry and we will get in contact. When we call, it will be from a private number.

Our services are available to renters in the local government areas of Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Marrickville, and Strathfield. Please note that we do not give advice to landlords.

IWTAAS also provides legal education sessions and lobbies for law reform to help tenants. In particular we want greater protection for people who live as boarders or lodgers, who are some of our communities' most vulnerable people.

IWTAAS is a program of Marrickville Legal Centre.

We encourage you to contact us via our webform at mlc.org.au.

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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28/11/2023

Site agreement sighted

In an update from a David and Goliath battle that we wrote about in Outasite issue 7 we are pleased to report that David Dodge and Beryl Clarke, home owners at Tweed River Hacienda Holiday Park…
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28/11/2023

Windang Win – residents avoid eviction

The Tenant’s Union was pleased to hear that the NSW Supreme Court has appointed an administrator to manage the Oasis Village at Windang. This should lead to improved running of the community and…
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23/11/2023

Regulating rents: international examples & experience

Rents in Australia’s private rental sector (PRS) have risen sharply in 2022 and 2023. Low vacancy rates and slow construction have led many to predict further rent increases over the coming…
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23/11/2023

Job opportunity: Paralegal (Aboriginal)

Join the team working for housing justice!
A part-time Paralegal is required to join the legal practice of the Centre working to address housing legal issues for and with Aboriginal…
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21/11/2023

Strata renters: Emergency preparedness in apartments survey

How ready do you feel your apartment building is for an emergency? Are you aware of plans in place from strata management? Consider completing this survey examining these questions.
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27/10/2023

Submission: The Housing and Homelessness Plan

This submission provides comment on the Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper. People require not just basic shelter but a good home to live a safe, healthy and dignified life. Adequate…
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26/10/2023

Navigating to Home Webinar

The Navigating to Home webinar provides an overview of The National Nine report's key recommendations., followed by a panel conversation exploring the challenges facing renters and our…
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18/10/2023

NCAT Snapshot

A data dashboard based on data provided to us by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). You can explore the types of applications being made by landlords and tenants across…
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02/10/2023

NEWTAAS Annual Report 2023

This year the New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service is celebrating our 21st year of operation. Our Annual Report summarises our work and also includes a selection of…
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01/09/2023

End of Tenancy Survey

The NSW Government Department of Fair Trading's end of tenancy survey is an important data source, shedding light on the dynamics of rental arrangements within the state.
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30/08/2023

Have your say on how prices are set in embedded networks

IPART the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal NSW has been asked by the NSW Government to recommend an appropriate maximum price for the sale of electricity, gas and hot or chilled water…
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25/08/2023

Federal Inquiry hears from Tenants' Union: Three times as many renters calling now for advice on rent increases

Yesterday, the Tenants' Union of NSW appeared at the Sydney hearings for the Federal Inquiry into the Worsening Rental Crisis in Australia. Leo Patterson Ross, CEO, Tenants' Union of…
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