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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

    Introduction to Living Rent: September 2023

    When: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Online

    This sessions is aimed 
    at new members and those looking to get more involved. This session covers Living Rent's history, vision, structure, current campaigns and activities and how to get involved. Come along to be part of building Scotland's tenant and community union and be part of winning real changes for our lives.

    We’ll start at 6.30pm sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along.

    Accessibility: If you need support with zoom or additional support, email [email protected]. If you can't attend online come along to a local branch meeting. See livingrent.org/events or email to set up a call with your local contact. 

    Living Rent is Scotland's tenant and community union. We build our union block by block, street by street to win changes across Scotland. In our homes we are securing repairs, stopping evictions and preventing rent increases. Locally, we are organising for more social housing in new developments and to get investment in local services such as street lights. Nationally, we have won policy changes such as a rent freeze and eviction ban. We are not stopping here. We organise to put power back into the hands of ordinary people to win the changes we want to see. The more we grow, the more we win - so join us!
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    Member Defence Southside

    When: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Milk Cafe

    Come along to our next local member defence session!

    Our member defence sessions are where members come together to support each other resolve housing issues, winning repairs, stopping rent increases, halting evictions and improving our housing conditions. 

    Meetings are open to anyone with housing issues or any member who wants to work with fellow members to win real changes to our homes and grow the union. If you want to work on your issue with other members, you need to join as a member, come along to find out what that means or see our join page.

    At each meeting we cover: national and local updates and training on member defence, before we work together on different issues that people are experiencing. 

    Accessibility: the space is wheelchair accessible. Kids are welcome and are at their parent or guardian’s responsibility. If you have translation needs or other accessibility needs let us know.

    Time, dates and regularity: meetings are the last Monday of each month, from 6.30pm - 8pm.

    Location: Milk Cafe, Victoria Road 

    Can't make this meeting?  See livingrent.org/events for other upcoming events.

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