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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!


  • Latest from the blog

    Report from our fourth Annual General Meeting (but first on Zoom!)

    Living Rent’s fourth proper Annual General Meeting on 18th July will hopefully go down in history as the only one held on Zoom. That said it was empowering to see over 60 of us gather to celebrate the past year and plan for further tenant power in Scotland.
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    Protect renters - now and after the virus!

    Protect renters from evictions and unaffordable rents -- both during the pandemic and in its aftermath.
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  • Upcoming events

    Edinburgh August branch meeting

    When: Monday, August 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Where: Zoom!

    Join us for our online branch meeting, a bit like the regular branch meetings only on zoom. 
    Everyone welcome! If you are a new member we'd love to see you! Our monthly branch meetings are a great place to start in getting more involved in the union.
    We’ll be updating the branch about our national campaigns relating to the coronavirus epidemic.
    -  Suspension of rent/cancellation of rent arrears/better protections for tenants from evictions. 
    - Hygiene campaign
    We'll discuss our national day of action on 9 July and what went well.
    Similarly, we'll discuss the launch of the petition to demand of the Scottish government protections for renters now and after the virus (sign it here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-renters-now-and-after-the-virus) and actions we can take to spread this further. 
    As well as further develop our newly formed local branches.
    Finally, we'll also highlight the work our member defense team has been doing over the past few months and how to get stuck in. 
    Agenda to be posted closer to the time.

    Member Induction Edinburgh

    When: Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Where: on zoom

    Member Induction Edinburgh 

    Member by member Living Rent is growing stronger. If you have recently joined, looking to get more involved or want to understand the unions history, vision and structure better, come along to the member induction at 11am, sharp.
    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 McNulty, on +44 7593 128079 
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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.

    The suggested rate is 1 hour of your wages per month, however everyone's circumstances are different so we trust you to pick the right subscription rate for you.

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

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