Tenant databases – news and analysis

 

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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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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Vanessa

Young Renters: We hear you!

A new report by the Tenants’ Union of NSW and Youth Action digs into issues facing renters under 30. Young people’s voices feature, with quotes taken from the 304 responses to our survey of…
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Have you paid to access your info on a tenant database or blacklist? On 23 March 2020 this became unlawful. Access must be free.

TICA charging you for access? No more!

Did you know it is unlawful for tenant databases to charge you for access to the information they hold on you? If you have paid for access to a tenant database in the last year, read this!
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Renters Guide to COVID-19

COVID Eviction Moratorium ends; Transition Period begins

The COVID eviction Moratorium Period which began in April 2020 is coming to an end on 26 March. However a six-month Transition Period will follow, during which there will be limited protections…
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Renters' Guide to COVID-19

Renters' Guide to COVID-19

The Renters' Guide to COVID-19 has been developed to provide legal information about situations that may arise as a result of the pandemic. This guide should be read alongside and in…
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Covid-19 community language factsheet

COVID-19 factsheet in 7 community languages

The Tenants' Union has published a basic factsheet in 7 community languages summarising renters rights under COVID-19 regulations. The factsheet has information on paying rent, evictions,…
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Complaints to Fair Trading

Landlords and their agents must comply with certain of provisions in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. They can be penalised for not complying, subject to investigation by NSW Fair Trading.…
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Sharon Callaghan

Shining a light on tenants rights

Sharon Callaghan, former Tenant Advocate in the Illawarra, reflects on the fight for tenants' rights in the 1980s and 1990s. In the early 1980s Sharon was a community worker at the…
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Ned Cutcher

Drawing on the past, taking on the future

Ned Cutcher, Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union reflects on 40 years of advocating for tenants' rights and the big ticket items that remain. Drawing on the experience and…
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