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Who are we?

Living Rent is Scotland’s tenants’ union.


We are a democratic organisation run by and for tenants.

  • We want homes for people, not for profit
  • To redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants
  • Ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing.
  • We believe in the collective power of tenants to come together to fight for their rights,
  • Use diverse tactics – including direct action when necessary – to achieve this.

We are not affiliated to any political party, but recognise the importance of influencing parties and politicians and holding them to account.

We have regular meetings in Edinburgh, Glasgow and are looking to set up branches accross the country. If you’re interested in getting involved please get in touch!


  • Latest from the blog

    Muirhouse News - 6 Blocks Issue 4

    Living Rent Union members in the Muirhouse branch have published their 4th issue of 'The Six Blocks' documenting their struggles, concerns, and successes in their ongoing fight against Edinburgh Council for better public housing conditions. Access the fourth issue of this newsletter here.
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    Work for Living Rent

    Passionate about social justice? Organising experience under your belt? Living Rent is looking for an experienced organiser to lead our staff team and grow the organisation. We believe in starting local, focusing on building up neighbourhood level branches of paying members that can then take on campaigns using a wide range of tactics including direct action.
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  • Upcoming events

    West Lothian Tenants are Getting Organised - Founding Meeting

    When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Online - Zoom



    Would you like to be involved with Living Rent in West Lothian? Members are getting organised for the founding meeting!

    At the first branch meeting come to discuss issues which matter to you and choose the direction of the branch. Get involved in growing tenant power in West Lothian, supporting tenants and addressing local issues! 

    Agenda (coming soon)
    - discuss problems and choose a 'quick hit campaign' 
    - build a mission statement 
    - discuss next steps to push the vision you created forward. 

    Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/92320835664
    Meeting ID: 923 2083 5664
    Facebook event 

    Get in touch, RSVP and click 'going' on fb!

    Gorgie Dalry Pushing on Local Issues

    When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Where: zoom



    Gorgie Dalry October Branch Meeting: 01.10.20 @6pm on zoom 


    The Gorgie/Dalry Branch is growing in the next meeting they will be looking at how to push on local issues and grow the branch.

    Agenda: 
    - updates: member defence, outreach, national campaign 
    Preparing for the branch launch 
    - Setting goals and next steps local issues: member defence, Dunedin Canmore, Westfield Court + Student Housing 

    Zoom link: 
    https://zoom.us/j/97272513570
    Meeting ID: 972 7251 3570
    Facebook event 

    If you live locally or nearby and are keen to get involved contact your local organiser Sinead McNulty 07593128079 or sinead.mcnulty@livingrent.org 

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    Join Living Rent

    Block by block, and street by street we are building Scotland's Tenants' Union.

    But we can't do it without your support.

    People + Organisation = Power

    We believe that every tenant deserves safe, affordable housing – free from unjust rent increases, discrimination, and eviction. The only way for us to make sure this happens, is to get organised.

    We are bringing together people across the country to make sure that: (1) we can hold landlords, housing associations and letting agents to account; (2) we have a strong voice in shaping local and national policy; and (3) we have the power to stand up for our rights. We believe in the power of being a democratic and accountable organisation: this is why we operate on a membership model. 

    With the limited resources we have, our union does a tremendous amount, and it is people like you who make this possible. If you share our values, please join today! This helps us becomes financially sustainable and to be accountable to you.

    The suggested rate is 1 hour of your wages per month, however everyone's circumstances are different so we trust you to pick the right subscription rate for you.

    To change your subscription, or for more information, please contact membership@livingrent.org

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