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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →