Boarding house reform passed into law

Long-awaited legislation to protect vulnerable boarding house residents from abuse and neglect has passed the NSW Parliament, months after a coroner handed down damning findings into the industry.

For the first time in NSW, people living in boarding houses will have occupancy rights, including the right to reasonable notice before eviction and the right to live in premises that are clean and secure.

Disability advocates and the NSW Ombudsman have long called for the reforms, saying residents have been fearful of reporting