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

  • Living Rent Tenants' Manifesto 2020/21

    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!

 

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    Four years on: justice for Grenfell

    Today marks four years since the country watched in horror as Grenfell Tower burned live on the news. Living Rent  again expresses its full solidarity with the bereaved, survivors and the wider community of Grenfell Tower and their ongoing search for justice.
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    Summer Training Schedule

    Living Rent’s training program: Fighting for the future In 2020, Living Rent doubled in size with neighbourhood branches organising across Edinburgh and Glasgow and groups forming across Scotland. The year 2021 presents us with great challenges,  notably the combined impact of Brexit and the Covid pandemic on our communities, as well as significant opportunities to fight for the future we deserve and need. Supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Living Rent is organising training to support tenants and residents to hone their skills and understandings,  in order to best seize these opportunities.
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  • Upcoming events

    Outreach: Leith

    When: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Where: Out of the Blue Drill Hall; followed by doorknocking in local area


    The union is only as strong as it's members - Join fellow Leith branch members each Friday for outreach training to learn how to recruit your neighbours, spread awareness of local campaigns, and support other branch members through their housing struggles. Join local organiser Sinead each friday from 1-4pm in Out of the Blue Drill Hall for phone banking training followed by door knocking from 5-7pm.

    Dennistoun Branch Launch!

    When: Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Where: Bluevale Community Club in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The Living Rent Dennistoun Branch is ready for lift off.

    From October 2020, the East End branch has fought on member defence issues, close cleaning and rent freeze campaigns. The Dennistoun branch has won big compensation for members in the private sector, secured crucial repairs and cleaning rotas for GHA tenants in Wellpark.

    And the branch is just getting started.

    Join your local members to launch the branch for good- review the branch's achievements so far, decide on the next campaign (bins? vacant land? tenement disrepair?) and elect a committee to lead up the fight for better housing in Dennistoun.

    Living Rent is run by and for its members. Our organisation can only deliver change with the involvement and participation of local members.

    Join Living Rent Dennistoun (livingrent.org/join) and come along to the launch...

    Bluevale Community Club
    1 Finlay Dr, G31 2NB
    1pm-2.30pm
    Sunday 20th June

     

    COVID SAFETY MEASURES
    This event is dependent on Glasgow entering into level 2 Covid restrictions.
    In the venue, physical distancing of 2 metres will be enforced.
    Bring masks, hand sanitiser will be available.
    Capacity of venue to be confirmed.

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