Get free, ongoing legal
support in 2 working days

Anika is a free online legal service that helps Victorian renters take control of their living situation. Get reliable legal assistance and advice that’s specific to your circumstances within 2 working days.

Getting evicted because you’re behind on rent? Need something repaired in your rental?
We can help.

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Get free, ongoing legal
support in 2 working days

Anika is a free online legal service that helps Victorian renters take control of their living situation. Get reliable legal assistance and advice that’s specific to your circumstances within 2 working days.

Getting evicted because you’re behind on rent? Need something repaired in your rental?
We can help.

We’ve helped over 300 renters stay in safe,
secure homes

We’ve helped over 300 renters stay in safe,
secure homes

How it works

1. Questionnaire

It takes less than 10 minutes

2. We’ll call you

A paralegal assigned to your case will call you within two working days to discuss your situation

3. Legal advice

You’ll get an email outlining your rights and options

4. Resolution

We’ll work with you to reach a resolution that best fits you and your needs

Louise’s story

For 9 months, Louise pleaded with her landlord to get urgent repairs carried out at her home in preparation for the birth of her baby.

“I felt like I was on the edge of having a heart attack. At times I wanted to give up, it was all just getting too hard”.

Why use Anika?

100% free

We’re a non-profit so we’ll never charge you a cent.

Personal support

You’ll have a paralegal dedicated to your case, giving you ongoing legal support specific to your circumstances, every step
of the way.

Fast

We’ll get back to you within 2 working days.

Law you can understand

No long documents & confusing legal jargon. Just what you need to know, in plain English, explained by a real human being.

Tenancy experts

Our Principal Lawyer has practiced tenancy law for
over 20 years.

Online assistance

All assistance is online or over the phone, so you can take control of your living situation from the comfort of your couch.

Our partners

What our clients say

After months of getting nowhere with my landlord I was beginning to think I was overreacting to a number of faults in my house, namely heating that didn't work. Contacting Anika to get some advice and legal support was super easy and super fast. I was able to have a chat on the phone to a staff member, voice my concerns and ask questions, which was followed up by timely legal advice. Suffice to say, my heating ended up getting fixed the following week without going to VCAT, and I was able to maintain a relationship with my agent and landlord which was something I was anxious about. It is amazing to have free support for tenants who have very little idea about their rights. Anika has filled a very large gap in the system and I couldn't recommend them enough. Thanks again to the team!

[Anika] was really quick with everything, like the follow-up, and also tried their best to help out. I feel like I at least had someone else on my side who helped me work things out.. If it wasn’t for Anika I don’t think I would have pursued the negotiations on my own. Now [my rent] is actually reduced.

I would give Anika a 10! I didn’t have any issues at all and I thought the service went super well. It was exactly what I needed. Having the law on your side makes you feel way more comfortable with dealing with these things, especially because in the past I have been told that I am just a young renter who doesn’t have any rights. I didn’t realise that as a renter I actually had some power!

Anika was exactly the service I needed - I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I was so used to everyone else that I’d dealt with letting me down - agents, landlords, even law firms. Sam (the Anika law student) was just that one solid person I could completely count on when I needed him. The empathy that everyone at Anika showed for our situation was amazing, and with Sam taking over, everything just became so much easier for me.

Big thank you to Anika Legal and the team. Without their legal advice I would not have been able to get my repairs done. I am very thankful, the communication and help received was incredible.

Gabrielle

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Louise

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Contact us

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