2 million people rent in NSW. And they need someone on their side!
When a renter's fixed term agreement ends they can:
be evicted at any time without being given a reason.
have their rent increased at any time by any amount.
The Tenants' Union of NSW has been defending tenants' rights for over 40
We have achieved major improvements in tenancy law. But there is more to
You can help us continue this work by donating.
A society in which people in NSW can access safe, secure and affordable
What We Do
Inform and educate tenants. The factsheets on our website
tenants.org.au gets hundreds of thousands of views and downloads every
year. Armed with this information tenants can take action for
themselves to address illegal and unfair practices by landlords and
real estate agents and hold them to their responsibilities under the
Advocate for reform of laws and policies affecting tenants. We have
been influential in getting a better deal in tenant data bases, rent
payments, security of premises and protection for marginal tenancies
including people in boarding houses.
Public interest litigation. We have had success on addressing systemic
issues in Commonwealth Rent Assistance for Aboriginal tenants,
dramatically reducing compensation payable by private tenants and
negotiating successfully to maintain and challenge unjust evictions.
Support a network of Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS)
throughout NSW. The TAASs work with tens of thousands of clients each
year, providing advice, support in negotiating with landlords and real
estate agents and representation at the NSW Civil and Administrative
Training tenancy advocates in community organisations across NSW so
advice to tenants is always close at hand.
Find Out More
You can get more information about what we do at tenants.org.au/tu
'I like to feel safe when renting and it is good to know TU is there!'TU