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Tenants' Union CEO Leo: "How parties are addressing the problems renters face may be a deciding factor come 25 March"

The 2023 NSW election could be a renters' election #RentersElection2023

The 2023 NSW state election comes in the middle of a rental housing crisis. As voters head to the polls renters' issues will matter, and how parties are addressing the problems renters face…
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Through a Renter’s Lens – Photo Competition

The Tenants’ Union of NSW is hosting a photo competition and we want your contribution! There are cash prizes – $1,500 (category winners), $300 (finalists) and $150 (runners-up). Entries open at…
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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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Tenant Advocates

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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Electricity "mushroom"

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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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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Annual Report 2021-2022

Tenants' Union Annual Report 2021-22

The 2021-2022 financial year began with Sydney under a strict four-month lockdown and finished with severe weather, flooding, and a deepening housing crisis. Through these challenging times, the…
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Homes for people event at NSW Parliament House, November 2022

Homes for people: Housing solutions for everyone

In November the Tenants' Union of NSW, along with our Homes for People coalition partners, organised a parliamentary briefing to launch the election advocacy platform Homes for People:…
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Survey on Domestic Violence and Renting

Renters in NSW who are experiencing domestic violence are able to take action to end their tenancy and escape the situation without facing a penalty. They are also protected from financial…
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Leo Patterson Ross, Jemima Mowbray of Tenants' Union appear in Parliament

Property Tax: TUNSW provides evidence to NSW Parliament

Last week the Tenants' Union of NSW spoke at the public hearing for the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Property Tax (First Home Buyer) Bill 2022 in support of the introduction of a…
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Take the survey

Pets and renting — share your experience!

We would like to hear from NSW renters about your experiences renting with pets (or trying to get landlord permission for a pet). We will use information you provide to us to collate a…
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The insecurity and uncertainty of renting: 'A constant exercise in weighing up options.'

At the recent Briefing on Healthy Homes for Renters held at NSW Parliament on 13 October 2022, Sarah* shared her experience renting her home. Though a lawyer and academic researcher, Sarah…
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