Living Rent is hiring an organiser

Living Rent is hiring its first member of staff! We are looking for an organiser to help build our organisation into a powerful tenants’ union and ensure that our voices as tenants are heard throughout Scotland.

Living Rent holds first AGM as a tenant’s union

On Saturday 8th October Living Rent – Scotland’s private tenants’ union – held its first AGM. Gathered in the Mary Barbour suite of Govan’s Pearce Institute, the link to the rent strikes of Glasgow’s past was an echo throughout the… Continue Reading →

Living Rent set to hold founding conference and AGM – join us!

Following our launch as Scotland’s Tenants Union earlier this year, Living Rent is excited to announce our inaugural conference and AGM which will take place at the Pearce institute on the 8th of October from 12:30- 17:00 in the aptly named ‘Mary Barbour Suite’…. Continue Reading →

Join Living Rent: Scotland’s Tenants’ Union

It’s been quite the year for Living Rent. Together we took thousands of voices to the Scottish Parliament, held countless stalls and signed petitions. We have met with policy makers, and given evidence in the Scottish Parliament. After nearly 18 months of… Continue Reading →

Should the Scottish Government subsidise ‘Build to Rent’?

Living Rent recently responded to a consultation on the topic of a ‘Rental Income Guarantee Scheme’, which effectively amounts a subsidy to the ‘Build to Rent’ Private Rented Sector. Those private landlords wishing to build a block of private rented… Continue Reading →

Keep Housing on the Agenda for Holyrood!

With elections in just over a month, we want to make sure candidates for the Scottish Parliament know how important capping rents is to fixing private rented housing. Candidates will be up and down the country looking for votes, so… Continue Reading →

SNP, Labour, Green, and RISE youth wings back the call for rent controls

Our campaign’s call for rent controls and secure, affordable housing has resonated across the political spectrum, and the campaign has received the backing of the youth wings of the SNP, Labour, Greens, and RISE. It is clear that, for many… Continue Reading →

Scotland’s tenants celebrate historic housing win

Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, welcomes new legislation that will improve security for people renting homes in the private rented sector, and hailed first steps for a growing tenants’ movement in Scotland. Activists highlighted that while the fight for rent… Continue Reading →

Living Rent welcomes SNP conference commitment to rent controls

Delegates at the SNP Spring Conference have today voted overwhelmingly to support a resolution committing the party to supporting the introduction of national rent controls for all tenants. Living Rent’s call for rent controls, such as those that exist in… Continue Reading →

Will the Private Tenancies Bill tackle affordability?

In one week’s time, the Scottish Parliament will vote on the new Private Tenancies bill, and this bill means big changes for anyone renting privately in Scotland. Lots of these changes are good news – particularly around flexibility and security,… Continue Reading →

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