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Who are we?

Living Rent is Scotland’s tenants’ union.


We are a democratic organisation run by and for tenants.

  • We want homes for people, not for profit
  • To redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants
  • Ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing.
  • We believe in the collective power of tenants to come together to fight for their rights,
  • Use diverse tactics – including direct action when necessary – to achieve this.

We are not affiliated to any political party, but recognise the importance of influencing parties and politicians and holding them to account.

We have regular meetings in Edinburgh, Glasgow and are looking to set up branches accross the country. If you’re interested in getting involved please get in touch!


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    Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland. Hours: FT (35h) or PT (22.5h) Pau: Living wage £9.30 per hour. 
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    Negotiating Rent with your Union by your Side

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  • Upcoming events

    Member induction - Edinburgh 30 05 2020

    When: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Where: Zoom meeting in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Member by member Living Rent is growing stronger. If you have recently joined or are looking to get more involved, come along to the new member induction at 2pm, come 5 minutes early, there is a lot to cover!
    Zoom link: to be posted

    Induction covers:
    - An introduction to Living Rent
    - The structure: branches, teams and roles
    - Getting involved and next steps

    Get to grips with the vision of the union, and be part of growing a successful mass membership organisation ran by tenants, for tenants.

    If you have any questions get in touch with host Sinéad McNulty.

    These will be reoccurring, so if this time does not work for you, just say, and we will work out a time that suits people.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/695755654301192/

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    Join Living Rent

    Block by block, and street by street we are building Scotland's Tenants' Union.

    But we can't do it without your support.

    People + Organisation = Power

    We believe that every tenant deserves safe, affordable housing – free from unjust rent increases, discrimination, and eviction. The only way for us to make sure this happens, is to get organised.

    We are bringing together people across the country to make sure that: (1) we can hold landlords, housing associations and letting agents to account; (2) we have a strong voice in shaping local and national policy; and (3) we have the power to stand up for our rights. We believe in the power of being a democratic and accountable organisation: this is why we operate on a membership model. 

    With the limited resources we have, our union does a tremendous amount, and it is people like you who make this possible. If you share our values, please join today! This helps us becomes financially sustainable and to be accountable to you.

    To change your subscription, or for more information, please contact membership@livingrent.org

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