The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania Inc. is a not for profit community organisation offering free services including tenancy advice, advocacy and referrals. Our aim is to secure the rights of all tenants for the purpose of relieving housing related poverty, destitution, misfortune and distress.
Renting in Tasmania? We provide FREE
advice for public and private residential
At the Tenants’ Union we deal with people on a daily basis experiencing difficulties with their tenancies. We explain the law, advocate on behalf of our clients and represent clients in court. One of our less well-known strategies to assist tenants is to get them a lawyer before they need one. Tenants’ Union solicitor Alex […]
This week is National Volunteer Week and here at the Tenants’ Union we are pretty lucky to have some amazing people donating their wisdom and time to our cause. Volunteers run our advice line and I mean RUN not walk. Every day we receive about 20 calls from people seeking our advice. Within 24 hours […]
Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (the Act) have been coming into practice over the past few years and will continue to change until August 2018. The variations in time frames are to allow landlords the opportunity to ensure their rental properties meet the required standards without placing too much of a financial burden […]
Smoking is banned in Tasmania from all public indoor areas. You can even be fined for smoking in your car when a minor is also present. But, what about smoking in rental properties? Is there a general ban on smoking in your home if you are renting? Reviewing the Residential Tenancy Act 1997, which lays […]
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.