Rent Control Zones for Edinburgh

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We are asking Edinburgh City Council to Implement a Rent Pressure Zone across the city to stop sky-high rents driving people into poverty.

 

Renters in Edinburgh are struggling. Year in, year out rents go up far faster than wages, and it is reaching a breaking point. Edinburgh City Council has the power to designate areas as so-called ‘rent pressure zones’ and bring in rent controls, to stop landlords ripping tenants off for poor-quality housing. It’s time for them to use these powers.

 

See who else is signing:
Nicklas Brown
Patrick Findlay
Diane Leckie
Jessica Husbands
Jonathon Black
Ceilan Hunter-Green
Sean Ellis
Miriam Huxley
Katerina Talianni
Selena Georgiou
Mhairi Smith
Jack Smith
Liz Summerfield
Nikita Gaidakov
Gabija Pasiunaite
Liam Dempsey
Robert Court
Robin Johnson
Beth Revuelta
Calum Ferry
Amelia Kuch
Dominic Blaikie
Paul Gibson
Cara Lynch
Ben Campbell
Rachel Wilson
Alexandra Stewart
Sophie Marion
Cristina Spiteri

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  • Nicklas Brown
    signed 2018-02-08 14:54:37 +0000
  • Patrick Findlay
    signed 2018-02-08 14:50:03 +0000
  • Diane Leckie
    signed 2018-02-08 14:36:09 +0000
  • Jessica Husbands
    signed 2018-02-08 14:27:49 +0000
  • Jonathon Black
    signed via 2018-02-08 14:22:30 +0000
  • Ceilan Hunter-Green
    signed 2018-02-08 14:21:54 +0000
  • Sean Ellis
    signed 2018-02-08 14:16:25 +0000
  • Miriam Huxley
    signed 2018-02-08 14:12:41 +0000
  • Katerina Talianni
    signed 2018-02-08 14:08:44 +0000
  • Selena Georgiou
    signed 2018-02-08 14:03:32 +0000
  • Mhairi Smith
    signed 2018-02-08 14:01:30 +0000
  • Jack Smith
    signed via 2018-02-08 13:59:25 +0000
  • Liz Summerfield
    signed via 2018-02-08 13:58:01 +0000
    Liz Summerfield
  • Nikita Gaidakov
    signed 2018-02-08 13:52:43 +0000
    3 years ago I was paying £575 for a two-bed flat. The going rate is currently minimum £800. That’s nearly a 150% increase. A toxic combination of Air BnB and Fringe festival is creating a uniquely awful situation for tenants in Edinburgh. Regulation is simply a must.
  • Gabija Pasiunaite
    signed via 2018-02-08 13:35:31 +0000
    Gabija Pasiunaite
  • Liam Dempsey
    signed 2018-02-08 13:34:05 +0000
  • Robert Court
    signed 2018-02-08 13:30:36 +0000
  • Robin Johnson
    signed 2018-02-08 13:24:04 +0000
    Robin Johnson
  • Beth Revuelta
    signed via 2018-02-08 13:19:18 +0000
  • Calum Ferry
    signed 2018-02-08 13:10:04 +0000
  • Amelia Kuch
    signed 2018-02-08 13:02:27 +0000
    Amelia Kuch
  • Dominic Blaikie
    signed 2018-02-08 12:49:38 +0000
  • Paul Gibson
    signed via 2018-02-08 12:24:43 +0000
    Paul Gibson
  • Cara Lynch
    signed 2018-02-08 12:09:52 +0000
  • Ben Campbell
    signed via 2018-02-08 12:05:33 +0000
  • Rachel Wilson
    signed 2018-02-08 11:54:50 +0000
  • Alexandra Stewart
    signed 2018-02-08 11:53:34 +0000
    I can hardly afford to live well, most of my wage goes on rent, bills and debt accumulated by struggling with them. It is not living!
  • Sophie Marion
    signed via 2018-02-08 11:44:07 +0000
  • Cristina Spiteri
    signed 2018-02-08 11:36:35 +0000
    Cristina Spiteri
  • Niall Macgregor
    @NiallCasson tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-08 11:35:52 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh! http://www.livingrent.org/edinburgh_rent_controls?recruiter_id=15313