Archives: March 2015

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 […]