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  • Join Scotland's Tenants' Union

    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, working and fighting together to win concrete improvements to our daily lives and 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, campaigning 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 please get in touch!

 

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    Living Rent is hiring! Join our expanding team of organisers to fight for housing that works for people. After a full-on year, we have seen the importance of people coming together and fighting for their rights. As Living Rent grows and expands, so have our member defence teams and we are excited to welcome on board another member defence coordinator, to support member defence teams in Edinburgh and across the East Coast to fight back for their rights. This is a fixed 12 months full time contract at Living Wage.    
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  • Upcoming events

    Member defence: Fighting in housing associations and council housing

    When: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Where: Online, Zoom

    Registered social landlords are unrepentantly pursuing tenants for rent, refusing to carry out repairs and raising the rent year after year. Councils and housing associations ignore, delay and undermine their tenants, in the face of this, how can tenants win better housing?

    In this training, you will learn to work through three common issues that tenants in social and public housing face and how to fight back and win improvements to your and your neighbours' housing with the support of other members.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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    Campaigning: Speaking to politicians

    When: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Online, Zoom

    With election season coming, it’s important for all members to feel confident in putting forward Living Rent’s demands. In this session, we will focus specifically on the demands laid out by Living Rent’s manifesto and practice how to make the case for them, with examples from your branch or area, along with the national case for public housing, rent controls, or landlord accountability. Speaking to politicians and candidates can feel daunting, that is until you have your union by your side!

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

    Who's attending