The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania is a specialist Community Legal Centre for residential tenants. Our aim is to secure the rights of all tenants by providing free legal advice, representation and education, as well as advocating for the improvement of tenants’ rights.
Renting in Tasmania? We provide FREE
advice for public and private residential
Two weeks ago we wrote to the three major political parties to enquire how they – if elected – would better protect residential tenants and tackle the growing crisis of housing shortage and unaffordability in Tasmania. Here is what they have answered in a nutshell. The original and unabridged responses from each respondent can be […]
The State Election is fast approaching. We have written to the ALP, Tasmanian Greens and Liberal Party with our election asks (enclosed) including: commit to building 10,000 public housing properties over the next decade; and repeal no reason end of lease evictions; and limit rent increases to CPI and/or a fixed percentage; and remove the ability […]
After a dip in the June quarter of this year, rents have picked up again. State wide weighted median rent bounced back to almost exactly where it was in March 2020, while rents in the South stayed a little below March level and rents in the North slightly above the prices in March. Only rents […]
More than a decade ago, the Law Reform Institute recommended a Human Rights Act be enacted in Tasmania that included the right to adequate housing. A Re-Examination of the Case for a Human Rights Act in Tasmania is currently being undertaken and attached is our response.
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.