The Tenants’ Union of NSW is the peak non-government organisation representing the interests of tenants and other renters in New South Wales, Australia.
New Rent Tracker released for New South Wales
Nearly 800,000 bonds are held by the NSW Rental Bond Board, and each of these bonds helps tell a story.
For over thirty years, the NSW Government has compiled a Rent and Sales Report, drawing on data held by the Rental Bond Board about new bonds lodged each quarter. The report tells an important story about renting in New South Wales, by recording the new rents tenants have agreed to pay in all towns and suburbs across NSW.
The Tenants Union of NSW has launched a new publication to help tenants, journalists and others to understand this story. We have analysed the Rent and Sales Report, along with other publicly available data about rents, and created an easy to read publication called Rent Tracker.
Tenant News 113 – TU 40th Anniversary
In 2016 the Tenants' Union is celebrating its 40th anniversary of representing the interests of tenants in NSW. 40 years of working for tenants rights and housing justice is no mean feat. Tenant News #113 celebrates the achievements of that hard work and also takes a clear-eyed view of what still needs to be done. Articles include:
- Life begins at 40!
- Stories from 40 years of advocacy
- Shining a light on Tenants' rights
- Fighting evictions in residential parks
- The importance of a secure home
- Tenant News: A long history
- Litigation: We been everywhere!
- A strong voice for tenants
- Renters in parliament
International Women's Day edition of Tenant News
Tenant News #112 is a special International Women's Day edition. It tells the stories of women who rent in NSW – stories of struggle and hope. You’ll find women writing about the legal insecurity that impacts on their ability to make a home when renting, and about how LGBTIQ, refugee and older women face discrimination in the rental market. We also explore public housing redevelopment policies and more.
The common thread in all these stories is the search for stability, liveability and affordability when making a home. Renting laws can be changed to facilitate these basic needs. In our recent submission to the Residential Tenancies Act Review, we ask Minister Dominello to do this by including changes to the law on evictions, rent increases and repairs.
Articles in Tenant News #112 include:
- Women finding home
- More than bricks and mortar
- Women working for change
- Transgender women and homelessness
- Ruth Simon: A champion for housing rights
- The Tenants' Union turns 40!
- When home isn't safe
- Is my residence my home?
- Tenancy Q&A: Domestic violence