Factsheet: Renting in NSW – Tips for International Students

This factsheet provides information for international students looking to rent a house or unit in NSW.

This factsheet has been created by Redfern Legal Centre’s (RLC) International Student Legal Service NSW (RLC ISLS) and Inner Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS).

Before you sign a lease, use this factsheet as a quick reference guide. It covers your rights as a tenant, and your landlord’s obligations to you, under NSW law.

Read this factsheet to learn about:

  • tenancy agreements
  • bonds and holding fees
  • record-keeping
  • condition reports
  • communicating with your landlord
  • getting repairs done
  • where to get support  

and more...

Published on 12 May 2021