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
COVID-19 has had an impact on rents as the latest data demonstrates. Out of the 16 local government areas we look at in Tasmanian Rents, there was a decrease in rental prices for 3-bedroom properties in most (13 out of 16). In only two areas in the North West was there no change in price […]
Last week temporary changes to the Residential Tenancy Act came into effect for the duration of the COVID-19 Emergency period. Find some of the frequently asked questions about the changes and answers below. We will add more questions and answers over time as they arise. I have heard about the “Emergency Period”. What is it? […]
Since we started documenting new rents with the Tasmanian Rents publication in March 2012, the median rent in the South of Tasmania followed a clear annual pattern, which meant rents for new leases dropped in the June quarter, then slowly rose over September and December quarter and peaked in the March quarter. 2020 is different (in case […]
We recently provided evidence to a Parliamentary Committee about COVID-19 and protections for residential tenants. We recommended that the freeze on rent increases and the ban on evictions be extended for another three months. Find our submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation below.
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.