Resources: Changes to anti-social behaviour laws in public housing

TRAINING: Changes to anti-social behaviour laws in public housing
The resources below complement our community worker training on this topic.
Video recording: available mid-2017
RLC can also run training at your agency – email Nick Manning education@rlc.org.au.

 

Where does this information apply?

The information below only applies to NSW (Australia).

 

Overview

At the end of 2015 the Residential Tenancies Act changed to make it easier for social housing providers (Housing NSW and community housing) to evict their tenants. This workshop will cover those changes, including:

  • What is a strike notice
  • The new "three strikes and you're out" rule
  • How and when to appeal strike notices What happens at the tribunal if a strike is not appealed
  • Which matters will only have one strike or go straight to the tribunal
  • Which matters will still have discretion not to terminate at the tribunal and which won't.

Community workers can play a valuable role in informing their clients about these changes and advocating for them, to reduce the potential for homelessness.

Presenter: Melanie Bradfield, Tenant Advocate at RLC's Inner Sydney Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service.

 

Tenancy advice

www.tenants.org.au - scroll down and enter the postcode of the rental property

 

Powerpoint presentation

The Powerpoint file for this presentation, in PDF format, is below