Social Housing Tenancies - Rent Rebate
Housing NSW and the Aboriginal Housing Office do not have to give 60 days written notice to change a tenant’s rent rebate. If you want to dispute a change to your rent rebate, you can appeal to the Housing Appeals Committee (you cannot apply to the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal about it).
If your rent rebate is cancelled, you can apply to the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal for an excessive rent order (see above). Contact your local Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service if you have any questions about or problems with social housing rent increases or rent rebates.
- Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, phone 1300 135 399, www.cttt.nsw.gov.au
- Housing Appeals Committee: phone 02 9715 7955, free call 1800 629 794. www.hac.nsw.gov.au
Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW
Further information and advice for NSW tenants can be sourced from www.tenants.org.au