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While overall rent growth in Southern Tasmania slowed slightly in the June Quarter 2021, rent price growth is gathering speed in the North and North-West. Weighted median rents in the North grew by 4.4% in the last quarter and 7.2% in the North-West. Furthermore, the June 2021 rent prices have risen significantly compared to 12 […]

Our office building in 166 Macquarie St, Hobart has been damaged substantially during a storm on 14 August 2021. We will be working remotely until repairs are finished and it is save to return to our offices. Here is how we are operating at the moment: If you have a tenancy issue give us a […]

We will close our advice line to conduct a much needed update of our office phone system on Friday, 25 june 2021. We will attempt to get back to everybody who has already left a message and is waiting for a call back as soon as possible. For information please refer to our factsheets or […]

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania is not for profit organisation dedicated to advancing the cause of residential tenants. This involves, amongst other things, lobbying government for legislative change, speaking to the media, and providing legaleducation to the community, but our primary function is to provide tenants with free legal advice and representation. Specifically, we focus […]

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.

With the eviction moratorium set to end on 1 December, now is the time to apply for support to repay rental arrears, that were accrued due to changed circumstances during the global pandemic.

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania will hold its Annual General Meeting at 12.00noon on Wednesday, 25th November 2020 at our offices in 166 Macquarie St, Hobart. Find our Annual Report for the financial year 2019/20 here.