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New podcast series – Renting Matters

Renting Matters is a series of podcasts produced by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Legal Aid NSW. The series is part of Legal Aid NSW's Law for Community Workers on the go – which keeps…
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when renters organise, we can win

When renters organise, we can win! The plan to fix renting in Aotearea

We’re relaunching our Make Renting Fair campaign, and we want to explore alongside our community: what can we do to build a fairer renting system? What can we learn from successes overseas about…
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Person holding a cat. Quote reads "The biggest problem for me is the instability - feeling unable to make the property your own, your home" - Lauren

End of fixed term evictions are unfair 'no grounds' evictions: Part 2

End of fixed term without a reason eviction is still without a reason. We explore different kinds of eviction and the best ways to understand them in this second part!
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Report on the situation for NSW renters during COVID-19 demonstrates struggle ongoing, potentially getting worse

Tenants' Union of NSW Report released today demonstrates the struggle many NSW renters continue to face as a result of COVID-19. The report 'Supporting Renters During the Pandemic…
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Renters' Guide to COVID-19

Renters' Guide to COVID-19

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…
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No grounds for limiting reform under COVID-19

Jemima Mowbray looks at the problems renters have faced during COVID‑19, and shows that they are not new or necessarily distinct from the ongoing issues renting households were already facing.…
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New Tenancy Law Regulations – have your say

The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Act 2018 passed late last year – containing a number of positive changes, and some shortcomings. Regulations are currently being drafted; we…
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Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern

Make Renting Fair gains momentum

In NSW current tenancy legislation allows landlords in the private market to end a tenancy without having to give a reason. This means renters are often scared to enforce their rights because…
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Make Renting Fair

Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants…
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Word cloud of Tenants' Union submission on long fixed terms

Long fixed-terms submission

Tenants' Union of NSW submission on long fixed term tenancies
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Sample letter

Ending tenancy early

You can use this sample letter to let the landlord or agent know that you are leaving before the end of a fixed-term tenancy.
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