Supporting Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services
The Tenants' Union of NSW is a member of a statewide network of organisations that provide advice and advocacy to tenants: Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services.
Our role is to support these services by providing them with:
- training in tenancy and consumer law, advocacy, negotiation skills, community education and the Aboriginal and social housing systems
- legal advice, research and resources
- IT management, database administration, website and intranet development
- publications for tenants on their rights and obligations – including the Tenants NSW website.
About Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services
There are 16 generalist services, 4 specialist services for Aboriginal tenants, a specialist service for older tenants and a specialist service for residential park residents. Each is run by a local non-government organisation.
They are funded by NSW Fair Trading under the Tenants Advice and Advocacy Program, which uses monies from the Rental Bond Board Interest Account and the Property Services Statutory Interest Account.