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  • Rents down, rights up!

    Support the campaign for rent controls

  • Join Scotland's Tenants' Union

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

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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 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

    Aberdeen Training Day!

    When: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Old Torry Community Centre in Aberdeen , United Kingdom

    Aberdeen Living Rent group is growing strong, join us for this day of training and planning!



    It doesn't matter if you've been with Living Rent for 5 years or 5 minutes. Now is the perfect time to get involved. As we strategise, plan our next steps, choose a campaign and elect a new organising team to coordinate those plans.

    There will be training on all things Living Rent to give members the tools they need to strengthen the group and grow our power in the city!

    It's an amazing opportunity to come together to make some concrete plans.

    There will be a few comfort breaks, an hour for lunch and a wee social afterwards too. 

    Agenda and some reading materials will be sent out before the day.

    If you have any access requirements or questions of any kind - reach out to Kerri. 

    Who's attending

    Member Defence Meeting - Tollcross Community Centre

    When: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Tollcross Community Centre (tbc) in Edinburgh , United Kingdom


    Member defence is how we can real win changes in our homes and blocks. Its where members come together to win repairs, stop rent increases, stop evictions and improve our immediate conditions by taking actin together. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Each meeting is unique, but we'll be going over cases, learning negotiation skills and strategy planning. 

    RSVP to come along and if you have your own issue contact us before and let us know. 

  • Latest from the blog

    Living Rent is recruiting a campaign officer and an organiser in Edinburgh

    Living Rent is continuing to build membership and power across Scotland. And just now, we are recruiting a campaign officer and an Edinburgh-based organiser to support members to build power and win locally and nationally! This position will join and support a team of organisers across Scotland.We are very excited to continue growing Living Rent and hope that this job is for YOU!
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    Report your rent hike!

    As our bills climb beyond what many of us can afford. Landlords are raising rents, greedily profiting off our basic need for a roof over our heads.  All across Scotland, landlords are hiking up rents. A report by Citylets found that rents across Scotland rose by 8.5% in the last year to average £896 a month; whilst in Edinburgh rents rose by 14.2% to average £1214 and in Glasgow rents rose by 16% to average £972 per month.
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