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    Together we can stand up to landlords and win lower rents and secure tenancies

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    Scotland needs homes. End housing insecurity

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

 

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Living Rent is a mass-membership organisation of low- and middle-income renters, 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!

 

  • Latest from the blog

    Living Rent's solidarity statement with the GMB striking workers

    Living Rent and the GMB cleansing workers are standing together to demand greater investment in Glasgow’s cleansing services. Years of underinvestment have brought about a waste crisis which impacts daily on residents and workers alike. 
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    Old Tynecastle High School: Gorgie Deserves Better.

    Why members of Living Rent Gorgie/Dalry are objecting the development of Tynecastle High School by property developers. The Old Tynecastle High School is a B-listed conservation building on Macleod Street in Gorgie. It served as the high school from 1912 until 2009 when the school relocated to a new building across the road. It has been unoccupied since 2009 and, therefore, has fallen into some disrepair. Nevertheless, it remains a handsome building with a lot of character. Long-term residents in Gorgie remember when the school was open and active, a hub for evening and after-school activities. It is located between the North British Distillery on the west, the Hearts Stadium to the south, the West Approach Road on the north, and the new Tynecastle High School and Love Gorgie Farm to the south-east. It could not be more at the heart of the Gorgie community.  (Photo Left: person dressed up as a cow saying 'Students aren't cash Cows' and person right dressed up as a property developer holding fake money) (Image right: lots of people gathered on front of the Old Tynecastle High School holding signs saying 'Love Students, Hate PBSA' 'students deserve better' 'more social housing') 
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  • Upcoming events

    Aberdeen December Meeting

    When: Friday, December 03, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Where: TBC

    Join other new members of Living Rent Aberdeen for our First and Last Meeting of the year!



    We'll be discussing all the possibilities to grow tenant power across the city and what commitments we can expect from councillors in the coming local elections next year!

     

    Venue is still TBC but will be somewhere central and members are keen to have a wee social afterwards so keep a bit of extra time free if you can!

     

    For any access needs or points to add to the agenda, get in touch with your organiser, Kerri on [email protected]

     

    Who's attending

    Dundee December Meeting

    When: Monday, December 06, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Caffe Nero in Dundee, United Kingdom

    It's the last meeting of the year for members across Dundee, join us!

    We'll be taking time to reflect on what went well and what can be improved on next year. There's a lot of possibilities coming up next year in which we can secure better rights for tenants and communities across the city. Tonight will be the night to start putting our strategy together.

     

    If you have any access needs or points to add to the agenda, get in touch with your organiser - Kerri - at [email protected]