Rents continue to rise without any major relief. Rents for 3-bedroom properties are particularly high in and around population centres, with Glenorchy recording the highest increase compared to last year’s prices of $60 per week and Kingston area recording the highest quarter change with an increase of $35 per week. Only in the North West […]

We have provided a submission to a Senate Cost of Living Inquiry calling for a significant increase in social housing and income support, a review of commonwealth rent assistance and a strengthening of residential tenancy legislation.      Read our submission below.

On Friday, twelve community organisations, including the Tenants’ Union wrote to Premier Jeremy Rockliff calling on him to ease cost of living pressures by maximising the use of existing residential premises. Find the letter below:

What is an empty homes levy?   Countries and cities around the world including Vancouver, France, Ireland, Scotland and Melbourne encourage investors to make their residential properties available to long-term tenants by imposing an empty homes levy. The levy is charged if the investor chooses to keep the property empty without a good reason. How much is […]

The latest Tasmanian Rents data has been released. It shows increases in most parts of the island both, in relation to the last quarter as well as the last year. Long term data shows that rent prices continue to rise much faster than they used to prior to approximately 2016/17. Traditionally, rent increases are most […]

Our offices will be closed from Thursday, 22.12.2022 COB to Tuesday, 3.1.2023. The advice line will be open until midday Thursday, 22.12.2021 and will re-open at 9:30 am on 3.1.2022. Our drop-ins will resume on Tuesday, 10.1.2023. However, appointments can be made for 3.1.-9.1.2023. We wish everyone happy holidays!

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania’s AGM will be held on Thursday, 17 November 2022 at 12:30pm in 166 Macquarie Street. Find our Annual Report for the financial year 2021/22 here.

Following an ABC report today that 160 real estate agencies around Australia, including Tasmania, are using an online platform which appears to ask that prospective tenants pay for a background check we wrote to the Residential Tenancy Commissioner to Determine the legality of the request that prospective tenants pay for background blacklist checks; and Inform […]