Tenancy Law for Non-Lawyers

“Thank you for making the learning process easy and enjoyable, for explaining things in plain English.”

A one-day introduction to tenancy laws for community workers who assist or advocate for clients about housing.

Learn how to help your clients with tenancy and housing issues with up-to-date and thorough information from the experts at the Tenants’ Union of NSW. This one-day workshop will help to clarify the complicated field of tenancy law and give you knowledge, skills, and confidence in this area.

The workshop covers:

  • Introduction to contract law
  • Residential Tenancies Act

Overview of the laws and how they can assist renters

  • Effective regulation of tenancy databases
  • ‘fee-free’ methods for paying rent
  • Options for survivors of domestic violence to change their tenancy arrangements
  • Longer notice periods for ’no-grounds’ termination
  • Residential tenancy agreement
  • Social Housing/Housing NSW
  • Overview of the TU and TAAP services
  • Introduction to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Consumer and Commercial Division)
  • Complex Tenancies
  • Similarities and differences for people renting in social housing, caravan parks and share housing.

Presenter: Grant Arbuthnot, Principal Legal Officer, Tenants’ Union of NSW

Want more information?

Please contact PIAC Senior Training Officer, Sarah Ludowici.


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