46 min

Renting Matters: Episode 6 - Full House Law for Community Workers

    • Education

This is the sixth episode in our series called “Renting Matters”, which explores all aspects of tenancy and other living arrangements in NSW. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales (“TU”) and Legal Aid NSW.
In this episode, “Full house”, Bridget from the Community Legal Education Branch speaks to guests about living in share houses or boarding house, the laws that apply and where to get help if you have a problem.  Bridget speaks to Amanda, Solicitor in Redfern Legal Centre’s Tenancy and Housing Service.  Bridget also speaks to Beverly, Chair of the Older Women’s Network, about whether these living arrangements work for older women. There is useful information in this episode about how community workers can help clients in these living situations.
Use the links below to find out more information about what we talked about in this episode.
Tenants’ Union of New South Wales tenants.org.au - Look for the tile called Share houses, boarders and lodgers.
You can also enter your or your client’s postcode at the bottom of the pages of the Tenants’ Union website to find your closest local tenancy service.
On the Tenants’ Union website and on Redfern Legal Centre’s website are these fact sheets and resources:
 
Share houses:
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/share-housing-survival-guide-nsw
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-15-share-housing
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-18-transfer-and-sub-letting
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-sharehousing
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-threat
https://sharehousing.org/
 
Boarders and lodgers
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/guide-boarding-houses-and-law
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-14-boarders-and-lodgers
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-27-boarding-houses-act
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-threat
https://rlc.org.au/publication/boarding-houses-and-law-legal-guide-for-people-nsw
 
Goods left behind
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-25-goods-left-behind
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/return-of-goods
International students
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/redfern-legal-centres-international-student-guide-share-housing
https://rlc.org.au/our-services/international-students
https://youtu.be/2699Zg-clms
Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/KuFep6W6U1km3mkyKBoNk80XtOw
Music: Fata Morgana by Yemanjo
Editing by Yasmine Lewis from Legal Aid NSW
Please send questions, comments and feedback to cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

This is the sixth episode in our series called “Renting Matters”, which explores all aspects of tenancy and other living arrangements in NSW. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales (“TU”) and Legal Aid NSW.
In this episode, “Full house”, Bridget from the Community Legal Education Branch speaks to guests about living in share houses or boarding house, the laws that apply and where to get help if you have a problem.  Bridget speaks to Amanda, Solicitor in Redfern Legal Centre’s Tenancy and Housing Service.  Bridget also speaks to Beverly, Chair of the Older Women’s Network, about whether these living arrangements work for older women. There is useful information in this episode about how community workers can help clients in these living situations.
Use the links below to find out more information about what we talked about in this episode.
Tenants’ Union of New South Wales tenants.org.au - Look for the tile called Share houses, boarders and lodgers.
You can also enter your or your client’s postcode at the bottom of the pages of the Tenants’ Union website to find your closest local tenancy service.
On the Tenants’ Union website and on Redfern Legal Centre’s website are these fact sheets and resources:
 
Share houses:
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/share-housing-survival-guide-nsw
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-15-share-housing
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-18-transfer-and-sub-letting
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-sharehousing
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-threat
https://sharehousing.org/
 
Boarders and lodgers
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/guide-boarding-houses-and-law
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-14-boarders-and-lodgers
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-27-boarding-houses-act
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/lockout-threat
https://rlc.org.au/publication/boarding-houses-and-law-legal-guide-for-people-nsw
 
Goods left behind
https://www.tenants.org.au/factsheet-25-goods-left-behind
https://www.tenants.org.au/sample/return-of-goods
International students
https://www.tenants.org.au/resource/redfern-legal-centres-international-student-guide-share-housing
https://rlc.org.au/our-services/international-students
https://youtu.be/2699Zg-clms
Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/KuFep6W6U1km3mkyKBoNk80XtOw
Music: Fata Morgana by Yemanjo
Editing by Yasmine Lewis from Legal Aid NSW
Please send questions, comments and feedback to cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

46 min

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