Who pays for what repairs? When does a rent increase become unfair? When can a tenant be evicted? What are the proper procedures? Where can tenants go when they have a problem? The Tenants' Rights Manual has the answers to these and many other questions. Practical and easy to use, it clearly explains what rights tenants have, and shows how problems and disputes can be solved before they become major hassles. This edition includes 32 sample letters that get results. The Manual is a must for tenants and people who assist in any aspect of tenancy matters. It was written in association with the Tenants' Union of New South Wales and produced with assistance from the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales and the Office of Fair Trading. For those needing a more detailed understanding of residential tenancy law, please see Residential Tenancies Law and Practice - a self-contained volume for research and to assist when attending the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of NSW.
Dr Chris Martin is the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenantsa (TM) Union of NSW, where he has worked for the past 10 years. He has also worked for a Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service, and a community housing provider. He is a past chairperson of Shelter NSW, and is currently a member of the NSW State Governmenta (TM)s Property Services Advisory Council. He holds honours degrees in economics and law, and a PhD, from the University of Sydney. His doctoral thesis is a study of public housing in New South Wales. Over 18 years he has lived in six rental properties in Sydney, variously as a tenant, co-tenant, head-tenant, sub-tenant and lodger.