No Eviction without a Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal or Court Order

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If you are in breach of agreement solely for rent arrears and the landlord wants to end your tenancy, they can give you a non-payment termination notice (see below). The rent must remain unpaid for not less than 14 days before this notice can be given.

The landlord/agent does not have to ask you to pay the arrears before giving you a termination notice. The landlord/agent must follow the process outlined below before you can be evicted. Locking you out without a Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal or court order is illegal – the landlord/agent can be fined up to $22,000 and ordered to compensate you.

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Contacts

FURTHER HELP: Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services
Sydney

  • Inner 9698 5975
  • Inner West 9559 2899
  • South 9787 4679
  • South West 4628 1678
  • East 9386 9147
  • West 8833 0911
  • North 9884 9605
  • North West 9413 2677

Regional

  • Blue Mountains 1300 363 967
  • Central Coast 4353 5515
  • Hunter 4969 7666
  • Illawarra Sth Coast 4274 3475
  • Mid North Coast 6583 9866
  • Northern Rivers 6621 1022
  • Northwest NSW 1800 836 268
  • Southwest NSW 1800 642 609

Aboriginal

  • Sydney 9569 0222
  • West NSW 1800 810 233
  • South NSW 1800 672 185
  • North NSW 1800 248 913

Older persons 1800 131 310 Website www.tenants.org.au
NSW Fair Trading 133 220
This factsheet is intended as a guide to the law and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. It applies to people who live in, or are affected by, the law as it applies in New South Wales, Australia.

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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

 

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