Tipping the scales in housing court

(from NYT) Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch

There’s an interesting opinion piece in Thursday’s New York Times looking at the lack of legal representation for tenants in evictions proceedings.  In Queensland, we generally don’t allow lawyers in the tenancy tribunal but the principle of unrepresented tenants still applies.  If we don’t win the longer term campaign to get tenant advice services refunded we might see the emergence of some of the poor practices referred to in this piece.

Read the New York Times piece, Tipping the Scales in Housing Court here.


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