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    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

    Gorgie Dalry AGM Thursday July 7th 6pm, BMC Social Club

    When: Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Where: BMC Social Club, 11 Westfield Street EH11 2RB (next to the big Sainsbury's on Gorgie Road)

    Living Rent Gorgie Dalry Annual General Meeting - everyone who lives in the area is welcome to come! 



    Do you want to stop your rent increases and fight for good quality housing? Do you want to see positive change in the community?

    Come along to the Living Rent Gorgie/Dalry Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 7th 6-8pm at the BMC social club on 11 Westfield Street. Join us to discuss issues affecting us, meet other locals and take action!

    We will discussing & choosing to campaign on the issues that affect us locally:
     the pavements, public toilets, student accommodation, our housing conditions and the increasing cost of living/energy prices; so we can make real change, on a local, and national level. We will also be celebrating successes and electing new committee members of our branch. 
    Refreshments will be provided and there will be time to socialise after the meeting.

    Everyone welcome: Invite your flatmates, neighbours and friends to come along!

    Voting: 
    Living Rent is a membership organisation, run on a union model, so we can build independent power in our communities. To vote on issues and elect your committee you have to be a member you can join here livingrent.org/join or fill in a standing order/ cash dues form at the AGM. 

    Stand for a committee position: email [email protected] or fill in this form 

    Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible and childcare provided. If you would like childcare for this event or have any accessibility needs, email [email protected] and let us know or contact 07593128079. 

    Google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/3kT4U4XjM2AVvS5x9

    COVID-19: as cases on covid-19 are on the rise, we ask attendees to take a test if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and that all attendees wear masks (exemptions allowed). 

    Arrival: If possible, please arrive 5 minutes early so we can start on time. 

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    Dennistoun Branch AGM 2022

    When: Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Everlasting Church

    Join fellow Living Rent Dennistoun members to celebrate the branch’s achievements over the last year, plan future campaigns and elect your branch committee officers.

    Last year, the Dennistoun branch was launched and sprung into action fighting for repairs and compensation for Dennistoun tenants. We got trained up in member defence techniques and processes and using collective action, we won thousands of pounds in compensation and withheld rent and secured new tenancies for tenants threatened with eviction.

    Then in January, members voted to take on a new campaign- Reopen Wellpark Community Hall! Months of relentless community action to push for Wheatley Homes to reopen the closed community hall- two bingo and mock referendum actions outside the Hall and a letter-drop to Wheatley Homes fancy offices- has won concessions but the fight is not yet won.

    This year has also seen an impressive growth in numbers, we've more than doubled since last year all thanks to the fortnightly outreach sessions that members have run. 

    Come and celebrate your branch’s achievements and plan for bigger and better growth and victories next year!

    What are the next issues you want to tackle in Dennistoun? Come and vote on the next branch focus and elect the next branch committee.

    Don't step on Dennistoun!

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