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Title

Safety and sustainability of rental property

Subtitle Work on minimum safety and housing standards and sustainable energy subsidies in NSW
Abstract

With a view to making a recommendation to the Minister for Fair Trading, Tenants NSW placed the issue of child-safe windows on the agenda of the Property Services Advisory Council, including options for law reform.

We expressed support for the recommendations of the Children's Hospital at Westmead in relation to children falling from residential buildings and maintain contact with the expert advisory group from the hospital.

We had continued discussion with relevant groups about the introduction of minimum safety standards for rental properties including mandatory installation of electrical safety switches and locks on high windows.

On the availability of sustainable energy subsidies to tenants, we started liaison with the trade union United Voice.

CLC/Agency Tenants' Union of NSW
URL http://www.tenants.org.au
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Area of Law
  • Housing and land
Audience
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • General public
Jurisdiction
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Campaign
  • Capacity building project
  • Policy development
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 30th September 2011
Contact Person Chris Martin
Contact Position Senior Policy Officer
Contact Email chris_martin@clc.net.au
Contact Phone (02) 8117 3712
Production/Delivery Date 2011
Evaluation Not Stated
Notes

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

NSW Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Property Services Advisory Council United Voice

Review Date 3rd September 2012

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