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Living Rent is a mass-membership organisation of low- and middle-income renters, fighting together to win concrete improvements to our daily lives and to 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, 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, get in touch!


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    Recruitment: Living Rent is recruiting a remote organiser

    Passionate about memberrun organisations? Living Rent is looking for a remote organiser to support its growing membership across Scotland. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers in Scotland with the aim to establish and strengthen branches outwith the areas where there are full-time neighbourhood organisers. This is a fixed 12 months full time contract at Living Wage.
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    GHA tenants organise against rent hike!

    On Thursday 25th March, Living Rent members went to the Wheatley Group fancy offices in the city centre with a clear message to Glasgow Housing Association: FREEZE RENTS NOW!
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  • Upcoming events

    Edinburgh Member Defence Session

    When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Living Rent members in Edinburgh come together to discuss issues that members are facing, and hatch a plan to win better housing in Edinburgh.

    Members run these sessions fortnightly on Zoom (at the moment), come with issues, come ready to give and receive feedback.

    Open to all Living Rent members. If you're interested and not a member yet, get in contact with the organiser. 

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    Introduction to Living Rent - Edinburgh/ East Coast

    When: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Where: zoom online

    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 this training!
    This session covers: An introduction to Living Rent; The structure: branches, teams and role; Getting involved and next steps
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    We’ll start at 2pm sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along :)
    Get to grips with the vision of Living Rent and be part of building one of the most exciting grassroots unions in Scotland.
    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation

    Meeting ID: 963 0122 1197