• Rents down, rights up!

    Support the campaign for rent controls

  • Join Scotland's Tenants' & Community Union

    Together we can stand up for our communities!

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    ACORN members work on the issues that matter to low and moderate income families in their communities, homes, and workplaces

Housing is a human right. Join the fight for decent, affordable and secure housing for all


Join Living Rent now or Donate here 


Living Rent is a mass-membership organisation of low- and middle-income people, fighting together to win concrete improvements to our daily lives and to put political and economic power back where it belongs – in the hands of ordinary people. In short, we are a union.

We believe in the collective power of people to come together to fight for their rights and to ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing. In any town or city, we build the union from scratch, by people working, taking action, and winning together.

We’ve stopped evictions, won tens of thousands of pounds worth in repairs and compensations from landlords and letting agents as well as major improvements in the law. By building community power and challenging landlords collectively, we not only win for our members but we also fight for a housing and a political system that puts people before profit. We are not affiliated to any political party, but recognise the importance of influencing parties and politicians and holding them to account.

Existing local branches hold regular meetings (see here) and we are looking to set up branches across Scotland. If you’re interested in getting involved, get in touch!


  • Upcoming events

    Member Defence Govanhill - January

    When: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Milk Cafe (Victoria Road)

    Get involved in your local Member Defence team and get skilled up to defend yourself and your neighbours!

    These monthly work sessions bring members from the Govanhill branch together to learn about Member Defence and work collectively on cases. Come to meet fellow members, make sure you know your rights and how to defend them! 

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    Introduction to Living Rent January

    When: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Online, Zoom. RSVP to get the link.

    Make 2023 the year you join your tenants' union. 

    This sessions is aimed 
    at new members and those looking to get more involved. This session covers Living Rent's history, vision, structure, current campaigns/ acivity and how to get involved. Come along to be part of building Scotland's exciting local union and be part of win real changes to to our homes.

    Sign up below to receive the zoom link (check you spam!)
    We’ll start at 6.30pm sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along.

    Accessibility: If you need support with zoom or adiditional support email [email protected] If you can't attend online come along to a local branch meeting see livingrent.org/events or email to set up a call your local contact. 

    Living Rent is Scotland's Tenants' Union based in our local community. We build our union block by block, street by street to win changes across Scotland. In our homes we are securing repairs, stopping evictions and preventing rent increases. Locally we are organisng for more social housing in new developments and to get investment in local services such lights. Nationally we have won policy change such a rent freeze and eviction ban. We are not stopping here. We organise to put power back into the hands of ordinary people to win the changes we want to see. The more we grow, the more we win - so join us!
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