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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!


  • Upcoming events

    Muirhouse Member Defence: Council Repairs

    When: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:30 AM
    Where: Fidra Court Community Kitchen in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Muirhouse branch members will be meeting to discuss longstanding repairs in their own homes, formulate a plan to work together to take these issues to the council and speak to other tenants who are experiencing the same issues. Come along and share your issues and meet your neighbours who are determined to fight against the poor treatment that so many local people face when trying to get repairs done in their homes! 

    Introduction to Living Rent

    When: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    Where: zoom

    Member by member, block by block, street by street, Living Rent is growing stronger.

    If you have recently joined, looking to get more involved or want to understand the union's history, vision and structure better come along to this training!

    This session covers:an introduction to Living Rent, the structure: branches, teams and role, information around getting involved and next steps

    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 :)
    Get to grips with the vision of Living Rent and be part of building one of the most exciting grassroots unions in Scotland.  
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    Living Rent is recruiting a Communications Officer

    Living Rent is continuing to build membership and power across Scotland. As we grow, we are expanding the staff team, in order to provide greater support for members to win the changes we need.We are recruiting a communications officer to support the organisation's internal and external communications and the training of members to use communications for campaigns and recruitment. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers and member defence coordinators across Scotland.We are very excited to continue growing Living Rent and hope that this job is for YOU!
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