Share Housing Survival Guide (NSW)

Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice & Advocacy Service.

Each year, more and more people move into a share house. Now in its third edition, The Share Housing Survival Guide is designed to provide both practical and legal information for people in share housing. This guide is based on the law applying to residents in New South Wales in June 2016.


While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this booklet is as up to date and accurate as possible, it is not legal advice. The law is complex and may change. It is not designed to comprehensively deal with every fact scenario but as a starting point for people living in a share house. Readers are advised to seek specific legal advice in relation to their particular situation. If you’re a boarder or a lodger, you might find more information in the Boarders & Lodgers Kit (see Useful Resources). If you need further advice, contact your local tenants’ advice service (see Contact Points).

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