Changing a Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Hearing Date

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If the hearing is set for a date or time that you cannot make, write to the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal before the hearing and ask for another date or time. It also helps to ask the landlord/agent personally to agree to a change.

You must give reasons for your request. For example:

  • you are sick (you must provide a medical certificate)
  • you want to arrange for someone to represent you
  • the landlord has refused to give details of their claim.
     

If you do not hear from the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal about your request, attend the hearing as it may go ahead without you. If you cannot ask for a change before the hearing, you can send someone else to ask for a new date.

They will need a letter saying that they can speak for you, and they should also know the facts of your tenancy problem in case the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal refuses your request and runs the case without you.

If you are running late for a hearing, call the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and say that you are on your way, otherwise the hearing may be over by the time you get there.

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Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW

Further information and advice for NSW tenants can be sourced from www.tenants.org.au