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Avoidable Evictions – our next move
Moving and being forced to move (eviction) are integral and common aspects of renting. However, whilst eviction is not an uncommon experience for Australian renters, there have been few studies conducted in the area. The extent of evictions is unknown in absolute terms and the experience of evicted tenants has been largely overlooked. Little is known about it – such as the number of households affected, reasons for eviction and the impacts and costs (financial and personal) of evictions.
The purpose of this research, undertaken by the Tenants’ Union of Queensland, was to better understand the eviction experience of tenants, through in depth inquiry, to inform tenancy related policy advocacy.
Click here for a copy of the report Avoidable Evictions – our next move
Better Lease on Life
Improved Rights may help to reduce homelessness
The report “A Better Lease on Life” was developed by the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) and National Shelter in an effort to reduce homelessness through improvements to tenancy laws.
The report makes a number of key recommendations to government around the areas of unreasonable evictions, opportunities for tenants to rectify rent arrears, and providing tenancy law protections, which will enable more balanced processess in the rental markets.
Click here for a copy of the report A Better Lease on Life
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accomodation Act (RTRAA) 2008
For information on the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 which commenced on 1st July 2009 see the “Tenancy Facts” under Info for Tenants.