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Renting in community

A video about your rights and responsibilities when renting houses in remote communities This educational video is a story about people who rent houses in remote communities. The video outlines the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. Issues covered include:

  • starting a tenancy
  • ingoing condition reports
  • rent and how it is calculated
  • repairs and maintenance
  • emergency repairs
  • how to get help

The video has been produced in seven different languages spoken in communities across the Northern Territory This video was produced by the National Association of Community Legal Centres and developed with the assistance of an Australian Human Rights Framework Education Grant from the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and a Law Society Public Purposes Trust Grant from the Law Society Northern Territory. The content of this film was developed in a collaborative partnership of legal services in the Northern Territory including Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, Darwin Community Legal Service, Tenants’ Advice Service, Central Australian Women’s Legal Service. Published: May 2013 Availability: Now Available Renting in Community available in the following languages. Please click on the link below.

  1. English
  2. Arrernte
  3. Kriol
  4. Murrinh Patha
  5. Yolgnu Matha
  6. Warlpiri
  7. Pitjantjatjara

You can view all of these stories online and download to use for educational purposes. When using these resources we ask that the acknowledgments be retained.

This resource was produced by Legal Aid Commissions throughout Australia who assert moral rights under the Copyright Act. This material may be reproduced, or excerpted, provided it is not changed, and authorship of Legal Aid Commissions is acknowledged.
The material in this publication is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this publication without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. The legal aid commission in this state or territory expressly disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of this publication.
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