Tenancy and housing

Legal information and services that can help you with tenancy and housing problems.

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Common legal issues for renters

Redfern Legal Centre provides free and confidential legal advice to renters about housing and homelessness matters. 

Our tenants' advocates can advise you about issues including:

  • Eviction
  • Rent
  • Repairs
  • Getting your bond back
  • Share housing
  • Boarding houses
  • Public and Community Housing -  including specialist advice for tenants being affected by public housing redevelopments and relocation. 
  • Going to the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
  • Going to the Housing Appeals Committee

Due to demand, we may refer you to other services, if appropriate. Learn more about accessing our services.

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Our services that can help

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Free, confidential legal advice for people across NSW experiencing financial abuse by an intimate partner or ex-partner.

Other services that can help

How to contact us

To request free legal advice about your tenancy and housing matter:

If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

complete our online form call 02 9698 5975

If we are able to advise you, we will arrange for a tenants' advocate to call you back. If your matter is urgent it might be possible to speak to a tenants' advocate immediately.

If we are not able to assist you we may refer you to other services and resources, including those listed on this page. Learn more about accessing our services.

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Tenancy and housing news

RLC in the media

Taking heed of mounting concerns over its potential implications, the NSW government has made the decision to abandon its push to outlaw rental bidding.
Text reads "Room for Rent" on piece of cardboard attached to fence on suburban street

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