Gardens, yards, lawns – news and analysis

 

renting matters

Podcast: 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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Under Mark's home

Unstable ground

Land lease living is often talked about as an affordable housing option, particularly for retirees who want to downsize and free up funds. New, modern homes can be expensive but, when compared…
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Esther at GSATS

A day in the life of Esther Smith, Tenant Advocate

Esther Smith is a Tenant Advocate at the Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenants' Service (GSATS). In this interview she talks about her day-to-day experiences as an advocate, as well as what…
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Watering can

Q+A: Water restrictions, drought and rental bond

"The agent is demanding all of my bond to pay for turf and lawn work. The lawn is not what it was at the beginning of the tenancy. But, we are in drought and there are water restrictions.…
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Todd and Bent Street tenants

Growing community in a tenant-run garden

The public housing tenants at Todd and Bent Street have been working hard to create a vibrant community and a luscious community garden. Thanks to their love and care, a permaculture garden now…
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Alison's garden

Putting down roots

In this piece, boarding house resident Alison Jolly tells her story: "The housing situation for older single women like me (I’m 61) can be difficult unless they own their own home. Many of…
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