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:
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
Niall Macgregor
Ola Olsinova
Katie Nicoll Baines
Lyndsay Shields
Jasmeen Kanwal
Irina Preda
Jessica Clark
Ramon Hernandez
Douglas Kemp
Dominic Corbett
Erika Feilberg

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Reactions

  • 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
  • Niall Macgregor
    signed via 2018-02-08 11:35:28 +0000
  • Ola Olsinova
    signed 2018-02-08 11:32:56 +0000
    Olga Olsinova
  • Katie Nicoll Baines
    signed via 2018-02-08 11:31:45 +0000
  • Lyndsay Shields
    signed 2018-02-08 11:31:16 +0000
  • Irina Preda
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 11:28:27 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Jasmeen Kanwal
    signed 2018-02-08 11:26:59 +0000
  • Irina Preda
    signed 2018-02-08 11:26:30 +0000
  • Jessica Clark
    signed 2018-02-08 11:25:51 +0000
  • Ramon Hernandez
    signed via 2018-02-08 11:23:11 +0000
  • Douglas Kemp
    signed 2018-02-08 11:22:24 +0000
  • Dominic Corbett
    signed 2018-02-08 11:20:41 +0000
  • Erika Feilberg
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 11:20:23 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Erika Feilberg
    signed 2018-02-08 11:19:52 +0000