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:
David Donnachie
Caroline Barr
Kate Deans
Zoe Froggatt
Bridget George
Robert Motyka
Tania Allan
Anka Simigh
Jenna Watt
Isabelle Yeung
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

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  • David Donnachie
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 09:44:33 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • David Donnachie
    signed 2018-02-08 09:44:03 +0000
  • Caroline Barr
    signed 2018-02-08 09:42:42 +0000
  • Kate Deans
    signed via 2018-02-08 09:29:39 +0000
  • Zoe Froggatt
    signed 2018-02-08 09:23:17 +0000
  • Bridget George
    signed via 2018-02-08 09:20:01 +0000
  • Robert Motyka
    signed via 2018-02-08 09:15:54 +0000
  • Tania Allan
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-08 09:13:39 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Tania Allan
    @taniaallanpixie tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-08 09:13:36 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh! http://www.livingrent.org/edinburgh_rent_controls?recruiter_id=12267
  • Tania Allan
    signed 2018-02-08 09:11:58 +0000
  • Anka Simigh
    signed 2018-02-08 08:52:50 +0000
  • Jenna Watt
    signed via 2018-02-08 08:51:53 +0000
  • Isabelle Yeung
    signed 2018-02-08 08:51:48 +0000
  • 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