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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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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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COVID & renting, after 11 November 2021

In NSW there have been quite a few different changes to legal protections for private tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. This infosheet specifically deals with the…
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Jill Edmonds

An Independent Voice

The Independent Park Residents Action Group began to take shape in 2013 when twenty-two home owners’ representatives travelled to the Central Coast for an urgent meeting. The meeting was…
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Bob Morris as David

David vs Goliath

Bob Morris became an advocate for other home owners in his community when they decided to challenge the legality of the fixed method site fee increase that is a term of their site agreements.…
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Hand knocking on door

Requests for access during lockdown?

The Public Health Orders so far have continued to allow landlords and their agents to force a range of entries into residential premises against the wishes of the occupants and their attempts to…
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Graphic image, housingscape in relief with COVID19 stylised virus image in blue background.

Renting during COVID-19? Take the survey


City Futures Research Centre at UNSW wants to hear about what is has been like renting during the COVID-19 emergency? Have you tried to negotiate a reduced rent? Take the survey and go…
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Picture: Report cover - Family in masks in house, covid virus graphic surrounds house

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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Hacienda holiday park

Retirement upheaval

On 31 December 2019, His Honour Justice Rothman finally handed down his decision in the case of Commissioner for Fair Trading v Jonval Builders Pty Ltd, Hacienda Caravan Park Pty Ltd and John…
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Graphic of a family in a house, wearing masks, virus outside

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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Tenant Advocates at the Network Meeting

No Bang for your Bond!

This is the initial response from Tenants' Union of NSW, resourcing body for 19 NSW-based Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services, to the release of funding agreements from 2019-2022 for NSW…
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Child and dog sitting on a couch

Will you stand up for renting pets?

Australia is a pet-loving country. A nationwide survey in 2018 found that 82 per cent of Australians agree that animals make them healthier or happier. NSW is being left behind other parts of…
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