Addressing the student accommodation crisis

On Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 December 2023 SUPRA’s President, Weihong Liang, attended the 33rd ISANA Conference, where he addressed a plenary session on the topic Accommodation: Who Is Responsible? A full transcript of Weihong’s conference speech can be...

Tenancy changes for 185–211 Broadway, formerly UniLodge

SUPRA has become aware that UniLodge no longer manages 185–211 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007. As the rooms are now owned and operated by private individuals, some represented by real estate agents, agreements may vary from unit to unit. We encourage current and...

How should rent be divided up in a share house?

Sometimes people think that all residents in a share house must pay an equal amount of rent – this is incorrect.The laws in NSW that cover housing (the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and the Boarding Houses Act 2012) do not actually set out how much rent should be...

Don’t surrender your passport!

Starting a job or tenancy? Don’t surrender your passport! A reminder to all students, and especially international students, that no one should ask to hold on to your original passport when you start a job or tenancy. In Australia, holding a person’s passport while...

SUPRA’s submission to Improving NSW Rental Laws inquiry

SUPRA’s casework team recently made a submission to the NSW government’s inquiry: Improving NSW Rental Laws. The inquiry specifically asked for submissions regarding: reasons a landlord can terminate a lease – removing ‘no grounds’ evictions how to...

SUPRA wins victory for tenants

Over the past 3 years, SUPRA has been supporting students dealing with a rental scam. When students tried to claim their bond, their former landlord would block all communication channels and stop responding to them. The landlord used multiple shell companies and was...