Randwick Council says current NSW tenancy law does not adequately protect renters against unfair eviction – 30th April 2018

Randwick City Council has resolved to support the “Make Renting Fair NSW” campaign following a successful motion put by Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch last Tuesday.

The Council’s support is timely considering today’s ABC report “Supply increase makes no impact on Sydney’s rental market as tenants struggle to pay” by Kathleen Calderwood.

Holidaying visitors love short term renting at eastern Sydney beach suburbs but are serious long-term tenants at the mercy of no-grounds evictions under current NSW tenancy law?

Randwick Council resolution (24th April 2018) moved  Councillor Philipa Veitch, seconded  Councillor Murray Matson.

That Randwick City Council:

  1. notes that a growing number of households in the Randwick Local Government area are renting their homes – currently 41.2% of people in Randwick are renters. Many of these are families, as well as an increasing number of older people, and people sharing homes;
  2. acknowledges the importance of housing security and stability for those renting their homes in the Randwick Local Government Area;
  3. recognises that current tenancy law in NSW does not provide adequate protections for renters against unfair evictions;
  4. assists residential renters in the Randwick LGA by supporting the Make Renting Fair NSW campaign; and
  5. brings back a report to Council on conducting an information session at the Bowen Library or another suitable location to provide information to residential renters on their tenancy rights, and the support and advocacy services available to them.

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