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  • 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

    Petition Push Saturday - Gorgie Needs a Public Toilet

    When: Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Outside Tynecastle High School - McLeod Street/Gorgie Road in Edinburgh , United Kingdom

    On Saturday 3rd between 11am - 2pm join us in around Gorgie to get more signatures on the petition for a public toilet. 

    We need lots of hands on deck, so come on down if you want to help get signatures, pick up a poster or speak with us about the campaign/ joining your local union.  

    The evening before on Friday 2nd December we will be meeting at Diggers (The Athletic Arms) to make signs and spend some time to get to know one another - come down if you want to know more about Living Rent in a casual setting. 

    Leith December Branch Meeting

    When: Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Argonaut Books in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Come along to the December Branch meeting to celebrate the successes of 2022, and meet your neighbours. Details and agenda to come. All welcome!

  • Latest from the blog

    The Scottish parliament passes the rent freeze and eviction ban!

    On Thursday the 6th of October, the Scottish government passed a rent freeze and eviction ban for all tenants throughout Scotland. Whilst there are some concerning limitations to the Bill, it's a massive relief. In the middle of a cost of living crisis, when all is increasingly uncertain, the last things tenants need is massive rent hikes and evictions. Over the last year, landlords have poured petrol on the cost of living crisis by increasing rents on top of already soaring energy bills and other costs. It's time that they start realising that we cannot be sheltering them from the crisis! Thi sis a massive win for all tenants across Scotland, and shows the power that we have when we come together. You can read more about the campaign's development here, here in Huck , here in Tribune or here in the National!
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    Living Rent members attend Enough is Enough rallies across Scotland!

    Across Scotland Living Rent members were out on Saturday morning in a fantastic show of strength for the Enough is Enough campaign.
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