Boarders & Lodgers

The following resources are designed to help you if you are a boarder or lodger.

In addition to the resources on this page, the Tenants' Union of NSW also has a large range of factsheets, sample letters and other resources.

Because it is often difficult to know if someone is a boarder, a lodger or a tenant, EATS strongly recommends that you call us so we can give you our professional opinion on what category of renter best fits your situation.

This is important because your legal rights will vary considerably.


EATS Resources 

Getting Your Bond Back 


Other Resources 

Tenants' Union of NSW

Boarding House Residents Have Rights! Brochure

Occupancy Principles Poster 

Residents Have Rights! 


Redfern Legal Centre 

Guide - Boarding Houses and the Law

Redfern Legal Centre's International Student Guide to Sharehousing (video)

Eastern Area Tenants Service acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of whose Country we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.