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Unfortunately, out of caution, our drop in service will cease operation until further notice. If you need to contact us, please leave a message on 6223 2641 and we will endeavour to call you back within one working day. If you need us to see a document, for example a notice to vacate, you can […]

Earlier today we sent a letter to Premier Peter Gutwein calling for the implementation of two temporary measures to protect tenants and the wider community. Suspend all eviction proceedings before the Magistrates Court.  Make available additional financial support to residential tenants who are unable to work due to COVID-19. Find our letter to the premier below.

Since December 2014 the Tenants’ Union published quarterly rent statistics compiled from bond lodgement data collected by the Rental Deposit Authority (RDA). The data is based on information that landlords and tenants provide when lodging a bond with the RDA. A summary of the of the past 3 years – from September 2016 to September […]

Median rents for Tasmania rose by 1.8% for the latest quarter and 9% for the least 12 months. The largest rises for the quarter were seen in the North West region, while the largest annual rises were seen in the Southern region. For detailed statistics on rents in regions and urban centres, as well as […]

Last week we appeared for a Senate Inquiry calling for the maximum rate of Commonwealth Rent Assistance be increased by a minimum of 30 per cent for all recipients with variation in increase above this minimum to take account of family or household type, as well as local housing market conditions and current rents. Find […]

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania will hold its Annual General Meeting at 12.30pm on Thursday, 7th November 2019 at our offices in 166 Macquarie St, Hobart. The AGM is open to the public. Find our Annual Report for the financial year 2018/19 here.

Rents moderated throughout Tasmania* in the June quarter with the North being the only region or centre to have a rise in rent. While this moderation is consistent with June quarters in the past it is still welcome news for tenants following the constant increases in rent since 2016. Rents in the South have markedly […]

Rents in Southern Tasmania rose by 5.5% according to the March edition of Tasmanian Rents.  Seasonally, rents rise by more in the March quarter but the increase was still extreme.  Rents in the North (comprising of Launceston and the North East) rose by a moderate 0.6%, while rents in the North West fell by 3.6%.  […]

Rents continued to rise in all regions of Tasmania, according to the December edition of Tasmanian Rents.  Rents in the North (comprising of Launceston and the North East) rose by 4.5%, while rents in the North West increased by 2.8% and rents in the South climbed by 3.5% during the December Quarter.  For detailed statistics, […]

Housing Tasmania has appealed the decision of Parsons v Director of Housing [2018] TASSC 82 which was handed down in early December 2018. The importance of the Parsons decision was the Supreme Court’s finding that, in effect, all public housing tenants have to be provided with the reasons for their eviction as well as being provided with an opportunity […]