Mid Coast Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (MCTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 6583 9866

1800 777 722

Hours:

Mon:

9am-4pm

Tue:

9am-4pm

Wed:

9am-4pm

Thu:

9am-4pm

Fri:

9am-4pm

ABOUT

COVID-19 service update: Tenant Advocates are working remotely to keep our advice service operating. When phoning our office, please leave a message and an advocate will return your call from a mobile phone or private number.

Mid Coast Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (MCTAAS) is a free service providing information and advice to all tenants, including private and social housing tenants, and home owners in residential communities. Where appropriate, we also provide advocacy and representation to clients with proceedings before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. We also provide education in tenants' rights, for community workers, tenants, land lease community residents and community groups.

Our services are available to clients in the Local Government Areas of Hastings, Kempsey, Bellingen, Nambucca, Coffs Harbour and the Greater Taree part of Mid-Coast.

We can also be reached by email: midcoast.taas [at] gmail.com

NEWS

Outasite – land lease community magazine out now

Outasite cover
The Tenants' Union has just published Outasite – our annual printed publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW. This issue includes articles on electricity in land lease communities, the Review of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act, Local Government regulations impact on home owners, site fee increase methods, and more...
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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

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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. This has now been extended and will end on the 11th November 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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