Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 6621 1022

1800 649 135

Hours:

Mon:

10am-4pm

Tue:

10am-4pm

Wed:

Unavailable

Thu:

10am-4pm

Fri:

10am-4pm

ABOUT

The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) provides free advice and referral for all tenants and residential parks residents in the NSW Northern Rivers. Our services are available to renters from Tweed Heads to Grafton and west to Drake. When you call, please listen to the answering service carefully and leave a message with the information required.

Our advice line is operating on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

NORTAAS is a program of Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.

NEWS

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference 2021

TAAS Conference 2021
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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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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Reflections on 10 years of Tenant Advocacy

Maz at Tweed Heads
After 10 and a half years, Maralyn Schofield is leaving her role as Coordinator of the Northern Rivers Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service. We took the opportunity to ask her for some of her reflections on the changes she's seen in the world of tenancy – and the things she'd like to see change in future...
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Renters' Guide to COVID-19

Covid19 graphic
The Renters' Guide to COVID-19 has been developed to provide legal information about situations that may arise as a result of the pandemic. This guide should be read alongside and in addition to the legal information and resources provided on your legal rights and obligations in our general tenancy factsheets and resources.
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Advocating for independent living

Mary and Amanda
Recently, the Northern Rivers Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service was able to assist a tenant to maintain her independent living. The tenant lives in social housing, in a modest three bedroom home where she has lived all her life, in a country town. She has a severe visual impairment, and until recently was cared for by her mother. Sadly, her mother passed away not long ago. Her mother held the tenancy, so when she died, our client was given a six month fixed term agreement, while her eligibility for social housing was assessed.
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