Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS)

 

CONTACT

Phone

(02) 6621 1022

1800 649 135

Hours:

Mon:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Tue:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Wed:

Unavailable

Thu:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Fri:

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Website:

northernriversclc.org.au

ABOUT

The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) provides free advice and referral for all tenants and residential parks residents in the NSW Northern Rivers. When you call, please listen to the answering service carefully and leave a message with the information required. Please note that advice is also available on Thursday evenings by appointment.

Our services are available to renters from Tweed Heads to Grafton and west to Drake.

We are based in Lismore and provide outreach services to Tweed, Grafton, Casino and other areas of the Northern Rivers.

NORTAAS is a program of Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.

NEWS

Tenant Advocates come together for Network Meeting

Tenant Advocates at the Network Meeting
Tenant Advocates from across New South Wales recently came together for another successful Network Meeting organised by the Tenants' Union. There were sessions on the new domestic violence tenancy laws, the 'pay to stay' principle in relation to rent arrears, electricity in land lease communities, the NDIS, social housing transfers, and much more.
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Tenant Advocates working together to support renters

Tenant Advocates at the TAAS Network Meeting
Last week, Tenant Advocates came together for the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Services (TAAS) Network meeting. Around 60 Advocates participated in the meeting over two days, representing almost all TAASs from across New South Wales.
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Make Renting Fair gains momentum

Make Renting Fair campaigners and supporters in Redfern
Redfern tenants and community show their support for Make Renting Fair
In NSW current tenancy legislation allows landlords in the private market to end a tenancy without having to give a reason. This means renters are often scared to enforce their rights because they know they can get kicked out for things like asking for repairs or challenging an excessive rent increase. Make Renting Fair is a community campaign calling for law reform to end these unfair evictions. Support for the Make Renting Fair campaign continues to grow.
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Make Renting Fair – community support growing

Make Renting Fair
Make Renting Fair is a new community campaign to end unfair evictions. Bringing together a strong coalition of local community organisations, unions, and faith based organisations, the Tenants Union of NSW and Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services are calling on the NSW State Government to make renting fair, and ensure renters in New South Wales are protected against unfair evictions.
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Living in Residential Parks Workshop

Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service
The Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) is running a workshop about the legal rights and responsibility of home owners renting in residential parks.

The Workshop will be on Monday the 20th of March in Ballina.
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