Fixed-term tenancy – news and analysis

 

Tips: Negotiating with the landlord

This infosheet has tips to help if you need to negotiate with a landlord or real estate agent. We all negotiate at times, but it can be challenging to negotiate with a landlord. Tenants are…
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Legal help for flood-affected communities

Our thoughts go out to the people, families and communities impacted by the flooding, storms, and dangerous rainfall across the state. Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services and Community Legal…
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Tenants' Union of NSW publishes Special Report: Eviction, Hardship, and the Housing Crisis

A new Special Report published today by the Tenants’ Union of NSW, Eviction, Hardship and the Housing Crisis, asks us to take a new look at eviction. As we emerge from two years’ experience of…
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Amanda El Gazzar

Shifts in the balance of power – reflecting on 15 years of Tenant Advocacy

Amanda El Gazzar has been a Tenant Advocate at the Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service for 15 years. She is now taking a well-earned break and looking at other possibilities. We…
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Make Renting Fair

Make Renting Fair - first organising meeting of 2022

Come along to the first Make Renting Fair organising meeting for 2022 where we'll continue to map out what our Make Renting Fair campaign will be getting up to this year. Come and join the…
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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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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

COVID-19 guide for renters

The Renters' Guide to COVID-19 was developed to provide legal information about NSW tenancy situations arising as a result of the pandemic. All COVID-19 emergency measures have ended as of…
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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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