New England & Western Tenants Advice & 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

About us: NEWTAAS provides 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.

Armidale, Tamworth and Dubbo offices see tenants at face-to-face appointments by arrangement.

Contact us:

If you are a tenant seeking advice from us, please call on 1800 836 268 or fill in our advice request form
If you are from a community service, you can refer a tenant using this form, or request a community education session using this form.

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, 02/10/2023 - 14:18

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 statistics and case studies that tell the life of the Service and the stories of our clients.
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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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03/03/2023

NSW to ban ‘no grounds’ evictions for renters during periodic tenancies

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election on 25 March, NSW will see an end to ‘no grounds’ evictions during periodic tenancies. Achieving cross-party support for ending ‘no grounds’…
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20/02/2023

Putting Renters on the Map

We are in the midst of a rental crisis. Renters are struggling to cope with soaring rents, lack of homes, massive energy bills, and the threat of eviction. That’s why the Tenants’ Union and the…
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06/02/2023

State of the Renters NSW

Use this tool to explore data about renting in your local area. Choose to see data in relation to your Local Government Area (LGA) or your state electorate. All data is drawn from the 2021…
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04/01/2023

Survey: Renter's privacy and data

You may have heard that the NSW Government is looking at the information that is being collected about tenants during the application process and how it is being stored. This is a great…
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06/12/2022

Improving renting laws for people experiencing domestic violence

The Government is currently undertaking a statutory review of the domestic violence provisions. Along with Women's Legal Service NSW and Domestic Violence NSW undertook a survey to help us…
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06/12/2022

Submission: Review of Domestic Violence rental laws

In producing this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW consulted closely with advocates from the statewide network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services and drew on their experiences…
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05/12/2022

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…
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01/12/2022

Submission: Keeping Pets in Rental Homes

A rental is not just a landlord’s investment property, it’s a person or family’s home. Renters should have the same rights as owner-occupiers to make simple choices to make the house they live…
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29/11/2022

Make Renting Fair Submission: Keeping Pets in Rentals

This is a submission compiled of the contributions, stories and views from over 75 renters, collected via a survey on the Tenants’ Union of NSW website, through Tenants’ Union of NSW and Make…
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28/11/2022

Electricity is a hot topic but little has changed for residents in land lease communities

There have been a number of consultations, reviews and inquiries into electricity in NSW over the past couple of years. The Tenants’ Union provided submissions to a number of these inquiries…
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28/11/2022

Margaret Reckless faces further challenges

The Tenants’ Union of NSW has been following and supporting Margaret Reckless' fight for her rights in the residential land lease community she has lived in for the past six years. Over…
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25/11/2022

Research: Northern Rivers floods expose flaws in NSW housing system

As flooding impacts more NSW communities, new research from UNSW City Futures Research Centre, jointly commissioned by the Tenants' Union of NSW along with Mission Australia, St Vincent de…
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