Publications - Tenancy & Housing

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Brochures

Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service Brochure
04 September 2013

Get in touch with our tenancy advice and advocacy service.

eBulletins

RLC eBulletin: December 2018
06 December 2018

Our December eBulletin looks at the devastating impact of public housing redevelopment on local...

RLC eBulletin March 2018
29 March 2018

Protecting Renters' Rights: Spotlight on Housing & Homelessness.

Legal Tool Kits

The Repair Kit: Getting FACS Housing to repair your home
12 June 2019

The Repair Kit is a legal guide for people living in Public Housing in NSW.

Boarding Houses and the Law: A legal guide for people in NSW
20 June 2018

Boarding Houses and the Law is a legal guide for people living in boarding houses in NSW. It explains the...

The Share Housing Survival Guide
27 August 2012

Each year, more and more people move into a share house. Now in its third edition, The Share...

Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: Reforms to Tenancy Act will help victims of domestic violence but could go further
07 July 2016

5 July 2016

Redfern Legal Centre welcome the reforms to the Residential Tenancy Act ...

Media Release: Housing NSW fails to follow own policies on Millers Point
17 December 2014

The NSW Ombudsman has upheld a complaint against Housing NSW made by Redfern Legal Centre.

Media Release: Regis Towers Tenants Locked Out of Their Homes
20 January 2014

A significant number of tenants have been denied access to their homes in Regis Towers, a large apartment...

Media Release: RLC lodges Ombudsman complaint about Housing NSW failure to respond to vulnerable clients
22 July 2013

Today, Redfern Legal Centre has lodged a complaint with the NSW Ombudsman regarding Housing NSW's ongoing...

Media Release: New Legal Kit Shows Boarders, Lodgers and Share Houses Left Out in the Cold
04 August 2011

As part of National Homeless Persons Week, Redfern Legal Centre launched their new Boarders Legal Kit. ...

Media Release: State Government forgets most vulnerable in share housing with new Residential Tenancies Bill passed last night
11 June 2010

As rent goes up and housing affordability declines, more and more people are turning to share housing to...

Papers & Journals

RLC Position Paper: Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and Amendment (Review) Bill 2018
25 September 2018

RLC's Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) provides responses to the ...

Submissions

RLC submission: Follow-up Review of the Management of Public Housing Maintenance Contracts
12 February 2021

In December 2020, RLC's tenancy team made submissions to the Follow-up Review of the Management of Public...

RLC's Response to NSW Government’s Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023
25 January 2021

In January 2021, RLC made submissions to the Audit Office of NSW Responses to Homelessness audit –...

Submission: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017
10 November 2017

In this submission, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) addresses a Bill to allow Centrelink to make deductions...

Submission: Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 - Addendum
12 April 2016

With the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 still ongoing, RLC is pushing for law...

Submission: Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010
12 February 2016

It has been five years since the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) (RTA) came into force and it is now...

Submission: Legislative Assembly into the Management of NSW Public Housing Contracts
01 February 2016

Redfern Legal Centre has assisted many public housing tenants to get repairs carried out in their homes...

Submission: Tenancy Management in Social Housing
22 August 2014

RLC welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to the Legislative Assembly Inquiry...

Submission: Submission to the Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing
14 April 2014

Our submission is grounded in our experience with tenants in the Sydney area, and will focus primarily on...

Submission: In response to the draft Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants' Support) Bill 2013
09 May 2013

Redfern Legal Centre has been working with and advocating for tenants at risk of homelessness for over 20...

Submission: In response to the draft Boarding Houses Regulation 2013 and Standard Occupancy Agreement for General Boarding Houses
15 April 2013

Redfern Legal Centre has been campaigning for legislative protection for boarders and lodgers and other...

Submission: In response to the draft Boarding Houses Bill 2012
10 August 2012

Redfern Legal Centre has been campaigning for legislative protection for boarders and lodgers and other...

Submission: To the Social Policy Committee of the Legislative Assembly inquiry into international student accomodation in NSW
05 October 2011

In this submission we argued that the introduction of laws to cover people that fall outside of the...

Submission: On the draft Redfern-Waterloo Built Environment Plan Stage 2
28 February 2011

RLC has a long history of providing legal advice to our local community, with one of our key areas of...

Videos

Terence's Story: Housing NSW tenants forced to live in mould and damp for years
15 July 2014

Terence is a Housing NSW tenant who had been living in a property riddled with mould and damp for years....

RLC in the Media: If I could say one thing...
05 June 2014

RLC Tenant Advocate, Tom McDonald, was on the ABC’s program, The Checkout, giving...