The Scottish Government have NOT banned evictions.

The coronavirus pandemic has placed the spotlight firmly on Scotland’s housing crisis. Hundreds of thousands of tenants across the country have been confronted not just with a health crisis, but a financial one too: as people’s workplaces close their doors, rent becomes unaffordable. That is why Living Rent is calling for an urgent ban on evictions and non-repayable ‘rent holidays’ for all tenants affected by the pandemic.

 

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Tell the Scottish Government to Protect Tenants

Yesterday, the UK government announced a ban on all evictions in England during the coronavirus pandemic. [1] They also announced measures to help tenants who aren’t able to afford their rent. But so far, the Scottish government hasn't made the same commitments. [2]

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Protect Tenants from Coronavirus

 

Read our full statement on the coronavirus and how we are taking measures to protect our members while calling on the Scottish Government to protect tenants across Scotland.

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Hiring - Two Organisers in Glasgow and Edinburgh

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Organiser x2 (1 in Glasgow/1 in Edinburgh)

Living Wage, FT, 35h/week, Glasgow or Edinburgh, 12-month, possibility of extension. These are full-
time (35h per week) roles with some flexible working.

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 each city to build more local branches and join a growing team of Living Rent organisers in both cities.

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Glasgow Stock Transfer: Privatisation by Stealth (Long Read)

In 2003, Glasgow City Council transferred all of it's council housing stock to housing associations, eviscerating public housing and clearing a path for mass privatisation and demolition in the name of democratisation and modernisation.

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Govan Residents and Workers Protest Against Council Cutbacks and Rat-Infested Streets

The Govan branch of Living Rent Tenants’ Union and cleansing workers from GMB Union smell a rat. While the council dithers and delays, council-tax-paying tenants and residents in Govan, and across Glasgow, are facing mountains of rubbish on their doorsteps, backcourts and streets.

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Lock-In Glasgow City Council

We locked-in Glasgow City Council today, delivering a letter to Council Leader Susan Aitken demanding they provide accommodation for the 300 affected asylum seekers. 

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Keep yer Paws aff the Shaws!

Keep yer Paws aff the Shaws!

Read the mission statement from the growing branch of Living Rent in Pollokshaws as they move forward to the next stage of their organising drive.

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Don't leave before you know your rights!

Tenement

Have you received a Notice to Leave? Contact us before you go anywhere!

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CALL FOR UK-WIDE ACTION: END LOCK CHANGE EVICTIONS

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