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Ending no grounds evictions for all NSW renters: briefings

These briefings - one long, one short - have been prepared by the Tenants’ Union of NSW for NSW Members of Parliament to help inform their decision making regarding reforms to introduce…
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Survey: No grounds evictions & renting in NSW

Have you been evicted for no grounds? Do you worry about being evicted for 'no grounds'?

We want to hear from NSW renters who have faced a ‘no grounds’ eviction or have…
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Housing Australia, the Accord and others ways the government wants to boost supply of housing.

Re-joining the Tenants’ Union allowed me to jump back into the details of the ongoing housing and rental crisis in Australia and NSW and investigate the mechanisms recently put in place by the…
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List of NSW renting law 'to dos' on post it notes for 2024 resolutions

New Year, New NSW Renting Laws Resolutions: A three-point kickstart plan for better renting in 2024!

It's that time again, when we all make resolutions. If NSW renting laws are looking at making some changes (and they should!) here are three key priorities that should be at the top of…
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Rents and migration – what does the data tell us?

There has been a resurgence in the last couple of weeks, amplified by the Federal government, that pulling back migration numbers will lead to some easing of pressure on our renting system. We…
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The season for empathy – for renters too

Over the last week, the annual tradition of a real estate agent sending out an email warning their renters not to fall behind in rent over Chistmas was continued, this time by an agency in VIC.…
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Tips: Preparing for disasters as a renter

Bushfires, floods, cyclones and severe storms can be unpredictable and scary. While we as individuals can’t do much to prevent a natural disaster, we can take steps to improve our safety and…
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Tenants' Union supports 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action'

The Tenants' Union of NSW supports the upcoming event, 'Housing is a Human Right: National Day of Action.' It's inspiring to see renters across Australia getting together to…
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 2022-23

It has been another truly challenging year for renters across NSW, as well as their advocates and supporters. We have seen unprecedented rent increases leading to mounting pressure on so many…
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After the floods: What have we learned and what is needed to protect residents from further flooding disasters

Many residential land lease communities are located close to rivers and coastal areas of NSW and have been severely impacted by the major flooding events we have seen in NSW over the past couple…
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Windang Win – residents avoid eviction

The Tenant’s Union was pleased to hear that the NSW Supreme Court has appointed an administrator to manage the Oasis Village at Windang. This should lead to improved running of the community and…
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Regulating rents: international examples & experience

Rents in Australia’s private rental sector (PRS) have risen sharply in 2022 and 2023. Low vacancy rates and slow construction have led many to predict further rent increases over the coming…
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