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Submission: Regulation and supply of short-term rental accommodation

It is timely to reassess the short-term rental accommodation regulatory framework to determine whether existing regulations are meeting their intended goals and identify any additional measures…
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Submission: Phase 1 review of the planning and approval processes for caravan parks, camping grounds, manufactured home estates and moveable dwellings

Our submission into the review of the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2021. This is the first Phase of the review…
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Tenants' Union Annual Report 22-23

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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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition exhibition night

A special exhibition at Customs House showcased the top entries from our renter's photo competition. The exhibition gave renters’ a platform to share their stories directly with other…
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Through a Renter's Lens – photo competition top entries

Over the last few months we were delighted to host a statewide competition and exhibition of renters' photography. We were thrilled with the number and quality of entries we received on all…
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Putting Renters on the Map

We are in the midst of a rental crisis. Renters are struggling to cope with soaring rents, lack of homes, massive energy bills, and the threat of eviction. That’s why the Tenants’ Union and the…
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Submission: Review of Domestic Violence rental laws

In producing this submission, the Tenants' Union of NSW consulted closely with advocates from the statewide network of Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services and drew on their experiences…
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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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Beyond eviction: alternative approaches to respond to NSW renting households in crisis

As we emerge from 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have the opportunity to evaluate and learn from our experiences during the health crisis and build a fairer NSW renting system that is…
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Eviction, Hardship, and the Housing Crisis

Moving house is generally considered one of life’s most stressful events. The financial costs, and the stress and anxiety associated with moving are substantial, and these are exacerbated when a…
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Age restriction rule allowed

A challenge to an age restriction rule has failed and new home owners and their occupants must be over 55 years of age despite the community being a holiday park marketed at families with young…
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Submission

Submission: Statutory Review of Strata Scheme Laws

This submission focuses on the experiences of renters in strata schemes. We are pleased to provide this submission identifying key ways in which previous reforms to strata law can be built on,…
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