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
Along with TasCOSS we have written to all members of the House of Assembly calling on them to support window coverings being mandated in the bedroom/s and main living area of all social housing properties. Read the letter below.
We have responded to the Senate Inquiry into the ‘Worsening rental crisis in Australia’. Our submission calls for significant investment in social housing, increased income support, a review of Commonwealth Rent Assistance, better protections for renters in the Residential Tenancy Act and a review of property tax concessions. Find our submission below.
In line with increasing vacancy rates Tasmanian rents for the June quarter 2023 show decreases in most areas. The pattern very much resembles the decreases seen in 2020 when COVID-19 lockdowns meant fewer international students and short stay properties returning to the long-term rental market. Overall, decreases were highest in the South (-4.1%) and less […]
All States and Territories have agreed to strengthen renters’ rights and ensure national consistency. Whilst there is no timeframe on when the reforms will be introduced, there was disappointingly no agreement on stabilising rents and some of these reforms were introduced in Tasmania years ago, the reforms will improve the rights of renters across Tasmania […]
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.