Welcome to the first issue of Onboard - your Boarding Houses Education Project Email Bulletin.
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Welcome onboard

Welcome to the first issue of Onboard. This is the email bulletin of the Boarding Houses Education Project, co-ordinated by the Tenants' Union of NSW. This Project, implemented after the passing of the Boarding Houses Act 2012, was established to provide good, general knowledge of boarding houses law across the community that includes residents, community workers and other people with a professional interest in tenancy.

As promised to those of you whom I have met, this email bulletin has been developed to fill a gap in information resources on the implications of the Boarding Houses Act. The email's primary audience is community workers, tenant advocates and legal practitioners who work with residents living in boarding houses.

The aim of this email is threefold:
  1. to inform community workers of residents' rights under the Act
  2. to hear from you about any concerns that are being raised by boarding house residents regarding their accommodation
  3. to hear about the outcome of any action, by either you or a resident, in regard to boarding house accommodation
I hope you find the email useful and informative. Please let me know if you do. Also, let me know if you would like to include information in the next email.

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Margaret Di Nicola

Boarding Houses Education Project
Tenants' Union of NSW
201/55 Holt St, Surry Hills 2010
02 8117 3719

Special Boarding House Resource

Last week the Tenants' Union printed 4,500 copies of a special edition of our newsletter, Tenant News. These will be mailed out to subscribers this week. We also sent it out via email to over 660 subscribers. This issue is entirely focussed on Boarding Houses and has articles on:
  • Boarding Houses Then and Now: Stories from Residents
  • Living in a Boarding House: Your Rights
  • The Boarding House Occupancy Principles: A Quick Guide
  • Roomshare: Thousands living in Unregistered Boarding Houses
  • Walking Step by Step with Residents
Click here to read Tenant News #107 online now.
Can you help us get Tenant News #107 out to boarding house residents and community workers? It will be a great resource if we can get it to the people who need it. Give us a call or send us an email to subscribe or get extra paper copies (for free). You could also forward this email to a friend or sign up to the general Tenants' Union e-bulletin.
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Legal information in this email 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.

Tenants' Union of NSW, Suite 201, 55 Holt St, Surry Hills, 2010, NSW. (02) 8117 3700

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