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Renting Matters: Episode 3 - Get me outta here Law for Community Workers

    • Education

Click here for a transcript of this podcast.
This is the third episode in our series called “Renting Matters”, which explores all aspects of tenancy and other living arrangements, such as boarding or lodging and living in a Land Lease Community in NSW. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales (“TU”) and Legal Aid NSW.
In this episode, “Get me outta here”, Bridget from the Community Legal Education Branch speaks to guests about the different circumstances in which tenants leave a tenancy. Bridget speaks to Amanda , a Tenants’ Advocate with the Northern Rivers Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) about these situations, including leaving because of domestic violence. We also hear from Jemima, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator with the TU who talks about getting your bond back. There is useful information in this episode about how community workers can support clients leaving because of domestic violence and for other reasons.
Use the links below to find out more information about what we talked about in this episode, including resources about domestic and family violence.
Tenants’ Union of New South Wales tenants.org.au - Look for the tile on You want to leave or for lots more resources, click here.
 
On the Tenants’ Union website are these fact sheets and resources:
You want to leave
Sale of rented premises
Ending tenancy early
Domestic violence and tenancy
Transfer and sub-letting
Sale of rented premises
Mortgagees and tenants
Bond
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Tenant databases
Goods left behind
The easy way to claim your bond
Sample letters:
Rehousing support letter
Ending a fixed term tenancy
Termination for no reason
Ending tenancy early
Ending tenancy due to sale of premises
Transfer of tenancy document
Request for consent to transfer co-tenancy 
Transfer of co-tenancy - consent withheld
Request for joint final inspection 
Bond dispute
Ending tenancy due to domestic violence
 
RESOURCES RELATED TO DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE
If you are experiencing domestic and family violence call 1800RESPECT. 1800 737 732.
This is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
For information about changes to the Residential Tenancies Act about domestic violence and emergency accommodation:
Domestic Violence Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act
Emergency accommodation information 
See the Fair Trading website for declaration by a competent person about domestic violence and for information about who is a “competent person”:
Declaration by competent person
Professionals who make a declaration
For information about changing the locks for security when a co-tenant has left due to domestic violence, click here.
 
Services:
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS)
Victims Services for counselling, financial assistance for immediate needs or to apply for a recognition payment
Victims Access Line: 1800 633 063         
  Aboriginal Contact Line: 1800 019 123
LawAccess 1300 888 529 has useful information and links on its website about applying for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order here and about tenancy here
 
For information about Men’s behaviour change program MEND - Men exploring New Directions see:
Music: Fata Morgana by Yemanjo
Editing by Tiffany Dimmack and Glen Morrow from Audiocraft
Please send questions, comments and feedback to cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Click here for a transcript of this podcast.
This is the third episode in our series called “Renting Matters”, which explores all aspects of tenancy and other living arrangements, such as boarding or lodging and living in a Land Lease Community in NSW. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales (“TU”) and Legal Aid NSW.
In this episode, “Get me outta here”, Bridget from the Community Legal Education Branch speaks to guests about the different circumstances in which tenants leave a tenancy. Bridget speaks to Amanda , a Tenants’ Advocate with the Northern Rivers Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS) about these situations, including leaving because of domestic violence. We also hear from Jemima, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator with the TU who talks about getting your bond back. There is useful information in this episode about how community workers can support clients leaving because of domestic violence and for other reasons.
Use the links below to find out more information about what we talked about in this episode, including resources about domestic and family violence.
Tenants’ Union of New South Wales tenants.org.au - Look for the tile on You want to leave or for lots more resources, click here.
 
On the Tenants’ Union website are these fact sheets and resources:
You want to leave
Sale of rented premises
Ending tenancy early
Domestic violence and tenancy
Transfer and sub-letting
Sale of rented premises
Mortgagees and tenants
Bond
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Tenant databases
Goods left behind
The easy way to claim your bond
Sample letters:
Rehousing support letter
Ending a fixed term tenancy
Termination for no reason
Ending tenancy early
Ending tenancy due to sale of premises
Transfer of tenancy document
Request for consent to transfer co-tenancy 
Transfer of co-tenancy - consent withheld
Request for joint final inspection 
Bond dispute
Ending tenancy due to domestic violence
 
RESOURCES RELATED TO DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE
If you are experiencing domestic and family violence call 1800RESPECT. 1800 737 732.
This is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
For information about changes to the Residential Tenancies Act about domestic violence and emergency accommodation:
Domestic Violence Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act
Emergency accommodation information 
See the Fair Trading website for declaration by a competent person about domestic violence and for information about who is a “competent person”:
Declaration by competent person
Professionals who make a declaration
For information about changing the locks for security when a co-tenant has left due to domestic violence, click here.
 
Services:
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (NORTAAS)
Victims Services for counselling, financial assistance for immediate needs or to apply for a recognition payment
Victims Access Line: 1800 633 063         
  Aboriginal Contact Line: 1800 019 123
LawAccess 1300 888 529 has useful information and links on its website about applying for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order here and about tenancy here
 
For information about Men’s behaviour change program MEND - Men exploring New Directions see:
Music: Fata Morgana by Yemanjo
Editing by Tiffany Dimmack and Glen Morrow from Audiocraft
Please send questions, comments and feedback to cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

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