Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 6621 1022

1800 649 135

Hours:

Mon:

12pm-4pm

Tue:

9am-1pm

Wed:

9am-1pm

Thu:

Unavailable

Fri:

9am-1pm

 

ABOUT

The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and 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.

NORTAAS is a program of Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.

You can request advice using our online intake form

See also the helpful information in the Disaster Damage Factsheet

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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Fri, 25/11/2022 - 12:01

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 Paul Society NSW, Social Futures, The Salvation Army Australia, Australian Red Cross shows action needs to be taken to safeguard regional Australians against homelessness and displacement as severe weather events become more common.
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23/02/2024

Email decision makers now

We know that NSW Government decision-makers are currently considering their approach to rental reforms to end no grounds evictions. Can you email them right now to let them know how important it…
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22/02/2024

Ending no grounds evictions for all NSW renters: briefings

These briefings - one long, one short - have been prepared by the Tenants’ Union of NSW for NSW Members of Parliament to help inform their decision making regarding reforms to introduce…
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22/02/2024

Survey: No grounds evictions & renting in NSW

Have you been evicted for no grounds? Do you worry about being evicted for 'no grounds'?

We want to hear from NSW renters who have faced a ‘no grounds’ eviction or have…
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29/01/2024

Briefing: Ending 'no grounds' evictions in NSW

This short briefing was prepared but the Tenants’ Union of NSW in January 2024 for NSW Members of Parliament. All renters should be provided with a valid reason for ending a tenancy. Landlords…
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22/12/2023

Rent Tracker Research Project

The Tenants' Union Rent Tracker Research Project aims to give tenants, researchers, journalists, and others a clear way to understand rent movements in NSW. Our tools use data published by…
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19/12/2023

Population change and rents

Dashboard examining the relationship between population change, including migration patterns, real rents and vacancy rates
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06/12/2023

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…
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05/12/2023

Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to…
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28/11/2023

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2022-23

It has been another truly challenging year for renters across NSW, as well as their advocates and supporters. We have seen unprecedented rent increases leading to mounting pressure on so many…
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28/11/2023

Outasite – land lease communities magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published issue 10 of Outasite – our print publication for land lease communities. It will be delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW over the next…
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28/11/2023

Victory! Boggabri resident wins 9 year battle for repairs

Boggabri Caravan Park is a residential land lease community consisting of 15 sites and some powered camping sites, located on Laidlaw Street in Boggabri. The local council, the Narrabri Shire…
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28/11/2023

After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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