The Tenants Union of NSW

Public Housing Transfers

Public housing transfers
In October 2018, FACS Housing commenced their program of ‘whole of location’ transfers to Community Housing Providers with a group of just under one thousand tenancies in the Shoalhaven District transferred to Southern Cross Housing. These are the first of about 14,000 tenancies marked for whole-of-location management transfer over the coming year.
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NSW Fair Trading information sessions and webinars

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Throughout the year NSW Fair Trading holds information sessions of various sorts. Coming up soon are webinars about domestic violence law changes and live information sessions in the Northern Rivers about Residential Land Lease Communities.
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Check rents in your local area - December update

Postcode rent tracker. Find the rent in your area
The Rent Tracker tool has been updated to include bonds data to the end of December 2018. What's been happening in your area?
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Aboriginal Legal Officer: Job Vacancy

Aboriginal Legal Officer: Job Vacancy.
The Aboriginal Legal Officer provides advice, litigation, research, policy development and the delivery of training, primarily to the four Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services in NSW.
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TUNSW Media Release: Government should commit to action to end unfair 'no grounds' evictions

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Revelations that key cabinet ministers who are also landlords failed to excuse themselves from debate on ending unfair 'no grounds' evictions despite having clear conflicts of interest were aired on the 8th of January. The Tenants' Union of NSW calls on the Government to now join with the other parties in committing to end unfair evictions following the state election in March.
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Domestic Violence Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act

Domestic Violence Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act
The government has passed new provisions to protect victims of domestic violence in connection with their tenancies. These changes will be implemented into the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. The starting date has not yet been confirmed, but will probably be early 2019. This factsheet outlines the new provisions.
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Disrupted – the consumer experience of renting in Australia

Disrupted – the consumer experience of renting in Australia
Fear of eviction, properties in disrepair and just getting by are the common experience of renting in Australia. "Disrupted – the consumer experience of renting in Australia", is the second report commissioned by CHOICE, National Shelter, and the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO), that delves into the renting experiences of our country’s renters.
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Secure & Sustainable Housing = Take Action

Town hall meeting
Join the Tenants' Union and Make Renting Fair supporters on the evening of Thursday 14 March 2019
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Check rents in your local area - September update

Postcode rent tracker. Find the rent in your area
Check rents in your local area with the Rent Tracker tool. The tool has been updated to include bonds data to the end of September and includes a per bedroom figure for both postcodes and regions.
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Changes coming to renting in NSW - Residential Tenancies Act 2010

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You may have heard that changes are coming to renting laws in NSW. Learn more about the changes, how they will affect you and and when the changes will start.
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