Monday, October 21, 2013

Bushfires

Our thoughts are with everyone in bushfire-affected parts of New South Wales.


Amongst those who have lost their homes are tenants. It's usually assumed that tenants don't have so much invested in a place as owners, and – this is one of the benefits of renting – that when disaster strikes they can more easily move on. That's probably right a lot of the time, but we also know that there are many tenants – especially in properties off the beaten track – who are heavily invested in their tenancies, through work they've put in, or because of their own personal property there – particularly animals. They'll be feeling losses, or the threat of losses, keenly.

For any questions about the legal side of things, please contact your local Tenants Advice and Advice Service. They'll be able to refer you to other kinds of assistance too.

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