Southern Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SSTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 9787 4679

Hours:

Mon:

10am-2pm, 3pm-5pm

Tue:

10am-2pm, 3pm-5pm

Wed:

10am-2pm, 3pm-5pm

Thu:

Unavailable

Fri:

10am-2pm, 3pm-5pm

 

ABOUT

Southern Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SSTAAS) provides free telephone information, advice and assistance to private and public housing tenants. We can help by talking to, or writing to landlords and real estate agents. We also assist tenants to prepare for Tribunal hearings and can provide representation at the Tribunal for highly disadvantaged tenants. This is usually limited to matters involving terminations or illegal lockouts.

Our services are available to renters in houses, units, caravan parks, retirement villages and boarding houses in the Bankstown, Canterbury, Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sutherland local government areas. Please note that we do not assist landlords or real estate agents. SSTAAS also assists tenants through community education sessions on tenancy laws.

For online Tribunal hearings, our Tenant Advocates may be available to provide you duty advocacy service during your appointment. Please call 9789 3744 and check for availability.

SSTAAS is a program of Metro Assist.

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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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 12:28

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference

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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03/05/2023

Tenants' Union joins May Day rally – workers rights and housing justice go hand in hand

May Day (International Workers’ Day) is an important tradition established in the 1800s. In many countries it is a public holiday and allows workers to rally around issues they are facing. 
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02/05/2023

New sample letters

We have published 7 new sample letters for residents of land lease communities, covering some of the most common scenarios faced by residents.
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02/05/2023

Tenant advocates to National Cabinet: no time for half-measures on renters’ rights

As housing ministers meet today, national housing and tenancy organisations have called upon the National Cabinet to seize the opportunity to boost renters’ rights in response to rising housing…
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24/04/2023

Tenants' Union photo competition winner captures anxiety for pets and renters alike

Dylan Young is the winner of the Pets category in the Through a Renters' Lens photography competition run by the Tenants' Union. We had a chat with Dylan about taking part in the…
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13/04/2023

Zoom forum: Opportunities to Make Renting Fair in NSW after the #RentersElection23

Join the Opportunities to Make Renting Fair in NSW after the #RentersElection23 Zoom forum at 6pm on Thursday, 4 May, to celebrate the wins achieved by and for renters over the past few months,…
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31/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens: "We make our own homes"

Rod Smith is the winner of the People category in the Tenants' Union’s recent photography competition. This week he dropped into our offices to pick up his framed winning photograph and we…
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28/03/2023

Incoming Minns’ government needs to implement promised reforms to our renting system urgently

Tenants' Union of NSW welcomes incoming Minns Government and encourages immediate action to deliver on promised urgent reforms for renters
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08/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition exhibition night

A special exhibition at Customs House showcased the top entries from our renter's photo competition. The exhibition gave renters’ a platform to share their stories directly with other…
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08/03/2023

Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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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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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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