The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania will be closed from Wednesday, 22.12.2021 COB to Tuesday, 4.1.2022. Our advice call back line will be open until midday Wednesday, 22.12.2021 and will re-open at 9:30 am on 4.1.2022. We wish everyone happy holidays!

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25th November at WOTSO in 162 Macquarie St, Hobart. The AGM is open to the public. Find the Annual Report 2020/21 below.

Rents in the South of Tasmania have moderated in the last quarter. Particularly rents for three bedroom properties in the South hardly moved at all. The biggest quarterly increases were recorded in the North of the state. While slowing rent growth is a welcome reprieve for Tasmanian tenants, the stagnation happens at a rent level […]

Today we provided a response to the Tasmanian Planning Policies Scoping Paper recommending the inclusion of social and affordable housing and the recognition of the potential harmful impacts of the short stay accommodation sector on the residential rental market.

There are at least 45,000 rental properties in Tasmania which do not meet healthy energy efficiency ratings. Together with TasCOSS and a number of other community organisations we are calling on the State Government to commit to implementing minimum energy efficiency standards for all rental properties. See statement below.

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 […]