Rent Control Zones for Edinburgh

5,000 signatures


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:
Kari Dickson
Leila Sinclair-Bright
Kat Dlugosz
ros cadoux
Alan Martin
Christian Brønnum-Hansen
Uta Rosenbrock
Callum Geldard
sonja prellezo
Guillermo Alvarez Rico
Carlos Arricibita
Alison Malcolm
Emily Dominey
Jan Watson
Amber Vermeulen
Chris Radley
Kirsty Mcmeekin
Christine Chesterman
Hamish Cowton
Katharina Van midden
Jordan McSherry
Jessie Moroney
Susanna Cirulli
Ajda Krišelj
Susana Rodriguez
Michael Coull

Will you sign?


  • Kari Dickson
    signed via 2018-02-08 08:44:58 +0000
    Kari Dickson
  • Leila Sinclair-Bright
    signed 2018-02-08 08:29:47 +0000
    This is absolutely essential. Rent hikes in a city that doesn’t have enough housing should be controlled.
  • Kat Dlugosz
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 08:22:12 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Kat Dlugosz
    signed 2018-02-08 08:21:31 +0000
  • ros cadoux
    signed 2018-02-08 08:20:15 +0000
  • Alan Martin
    signed 2018-02-08 08:16:36 +0000
  • Christian Brønnum-Hansen
    signed 2018-02-08 08:10:18 +0000
  • Uta Rosenbrock
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 08:07:31 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Uta Rosenbrock
    signed 2018-02-08 08:06:46 +0000
    I was priced out of the City after almost twenty years. I know many people who struggle paying their private rent on full time work, especially single mums. At the same time landlords are converting family flats into HNO’s for students or letting whole flats into Airbnb properties to maximise profits. This causes social segregation and destroys communities. A rental cap is necessary to avoid turning Edinburgh into a form of Disney style theme park.
  • Callum Geldard
    signed 2018-02-08 08:03:53 +0000
  • sonja prellezo
    signed via 2018-02-08 07:49:00 +0000
  • Guillermo Alvarez Rico
    signed via 2018-02-08 07:35:05 +0000
  • Carlos Arricibita
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 07:27:38 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Carlos Arricibita
    signed 2018-02-08 07:26:53 +0000
    Carlos Arricibita
  • Alison Malcolm
    signed via 2018-02-08 06:18:22 +0000
    Edinburgh’s housing situation is out of control. The wage gap in the city is growing, pushing those on incomes close to or below the national average further and further out of the City. It is a shameful scandal that while ever more hotels and blocks of student accommodation are built, residents rent continues to rise at astronomical rates. This is unsustainable and its disproportionately impacting those who work in the service industries – which the City relies on for its tourism income and to maintain day to day business. Edinburgh should be ashamed of the apparent race to achieve London’s warped property problems.
  • Emily Dominey
    signed 2018-02-08 04:50:16 +0000
  • Jan Watson
    signed via 2018-02-08 02:32:20 +0000
  • Amber Vermeulen
    signed via 2018-02-08 01:50:03 +0000
  • Chris Radley
    signed 2018-02-08 01:44:15 +0000
    Rent has become ridiculously expensive in Edinburgh in the last few years. If rent isn’t controlled it will be a city of only students and tourists.
  • Kirsty Mcmeekin
    signed 2018-02-08 00:37:45 +0000
  • Christine Chesterman
    signed via 2018-02-08 00:15:55 +0000
  • Hamish Cowton
    signed via 2018-02-08 00:15:23 +0000
  • Katharina Van midden
    signed 2018-02-08 00:13:51 +0000
  • Jordan McSherry
    signed 2018-02-07 23:57:26 +0000
  • Jessie Moroney
    signed 2018-02-07 23:56:58 +0000
    Jessie Moroney
  • Susanna Cirulli
    signed via 2018-02-07 23:48:39 +0000
  • Ajda Krišelj
    signed via 2018-02-07 23:44:18 +0000
    Ajda Krišelj
  • Susana Rodriguez Rodriguez
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-07 23:41:51 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Susana Rodriguez
    signed 2018-02-07 23:40:14 +0000
  • Michael Coull
    signed 2018-02-07 23:32:48 +0000