The Tenant’s Union has recently received numerous calls from tenants who have been running into difficulties relating to their bond. So we wanted to provide our two best pieces of advice to avoid bond hassles. PAYMENT: BONDS ARE NOT PAID DIRECTLY TO PRIVATE LANDLORDS. They must be paid to the Rental Deposit Authority through Service […]
Want to know the median rent for 2 bedroom properties in Burnie? 3 bedroom properties in the Huonville area? What about the change in rents in Inner Launceston in the last three months? They are answered in Tasmanian Rents, a new quarterly publication compiled by the Tenants’ Union using data from the Rental Deposit Authority. […]
In our Don’t Panic booklet we stated that tenants facing unreasonable rent increases could seek a review with the Residential Tenancy Commissioner instead of, as previously, with the Magistrates Court. This information unfortunately failed to mention the transitional period, which is prescribed in the Act and led to a number of reviews being sought from […]
Questions about repairs and what tenants can do when a landlord refuses to carry them out are the most dealt with issues by the our advice line volunteers and our lawyers conducting face to face advice. With the amendments of the Residential Tenancy Act of October 2014 a central part of the procedure of dealing […]
We offer telephone advice statewide and face-to-face advice in three locations, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
Our solicitors and tenancy workers can advise you on how to present your case if you need to go to Court, and in certain circumstances can represent you in Court with your tenancy matter.
Tenancy Education & Training
We teach about residential tenancy in Tasmania. Any interested group. Introduction to Advanced. Face-to-face and soon online.
We sell leases that comply with Tasmanian residential tenancy law. They can be purchased in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.