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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 […]

In July 2014 the Tenants’ Union introduced a new Online Membership and Training with the aim to broaden Tasmanian community participation in and knowledge about tenancy matters. The online training seeks to get Tasmanians conversant with the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (Tas), including recent amendments and upcoming changes. In seven lessons trainees get a broad […]

The BBC says a German tenancy court has ruled that men can urinate while standing.  We are unsure of the implications for Tasmanian tenants and commercial breakfast radio gags.

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We offer telephone advice statewide and face-to-face advice in three locations, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.

Legal Representation

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.

Purchasing Leases

We sell leases that comply with Tasmanian residential tenancy law. They can be purchased in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.


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