Important Info for Bushfire Affected Tenants

Published on 06/01/2020

We at the Tenants' Union are shocked and saddened by the unprecedented bushfire emergency of the last weeks.

Some of you may have lost your rental accommodation to the fires or may have had your accommodation damaged. Some of you may have family, friends or neighbours who have been affected.  As a tenant you have rights under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 at times like these.

This factsheet is about damage to rented premises that is neither the fault of the landlord nor the tenant – the result of a storm, fire or flood, or other causes of such damage (e.g. a car crashes into the premises).  

Also, here are some important contact details for other issues you may have as a result of the bushfires:

We will continue to post information to support all tenants in New South Wales who are affected by this emergency and those who may, sadly, be affected in the coming months.