New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NEWTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

1800 836 268 (1800 TENANT)

(02) 6772 4698

Hours:

Mon:

9am - 5pm

Tue:

9am - 5pm

Wed:

9am - 5pm

Thu:

9am - 5pm

Fri:

9am - 5pm

ABOUT

COVID-19 service update:

Our offices are not open for face to face appointments, but we are operating normally. Please call 1800 836 268 for a telephone appointment.

About us: New England and Western Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NEWTAAS) provide information, advice, advocacy and representation in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to people who rent their homes in the New England, North West, Western and Far West areas of NSW. We provide advocacy and representation to people who meet our intake criteria and are unable to effectively advocate for themselves. Our Tamworth office is temporarily closed while our Advocate is on leave, but we continue to provide advice by telephone.

Contact us:

If you are a tenant seeking advice from us, please call on 1800 836 268 or fill in the advice request form
If you are from a community service, please use the referral form to refer a tenant, or the request education form to request a community education session from us.

NEWS

Tenant Advocates come together for Network Meeting

Tenant Advocates at the Network Meeting
Tenant Advocates from across New South Wales recently came together for another successful Network Meeting organised by the Tenants' Union. There were sessions on the new domestic violence tenancy laws, the 'pay to stay' principle in relation to rent arrears, electricity in land lease communities, the NDIS, social housing transfers, and much more.
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NEWTAAS 2018 Annual Report

NEWTAAS Annual Report
The New England and Western Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service had another busy year in 2017-2018. Our staff are a small but tight-knit team. We’re dedicated and hard-working because we know just how serious the work that we do is. We often have a direct impact on a family’s capacity to stay in their home, and that is a very serious responsibility.
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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
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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