Living Rent is very concerned about the growth of Airbnb, especially in 'tight' housing markets such as Edinburgh. The holiday let boom has been increasing housing scarcity and increasing rents for people who live and work in the City. We recommend very strong legislation to limit holiday lets of this kind, to ensure housing remains affordable and secure for residents.
Living Rent Members Protest Bogus Rent Consultation
Following all of our exciting work over the last 12 months, winning campaigns against rip off letting agencies, and dodgy landlords, Living Rent is excited to announce our Second National Conference to help us plan our future victories!
Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, is launching a campaign to stop winter evictions. A #WinterBreak would suspend all evictions between November and March to prevent deaths amongst the homeless population. This means no person with a legal tenancy agreement, in a mortgaged home or in sheltered accommodation can be evicted during the winter months.
Living Rent celebrated the inspiring legacy of the 1915 Clydeside rent strikes with a social event and fundraiser on 23 November.
Patrick Harvie list MSP for Glasgow has written a letter in support of Living Rent’s demands that Castle Residential and the of 184a Nithsdale road pay back illegal fees and thousands in illegally collected rent.
A meeting of Glasgow City councillors in September voted in favour of commissioning a feasibility study into the application of a ‘Rent Pressure Zone’. This move comes after our members voted to make this a city wide campaigning priority, at the Glasgow branch launch.