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:
Marie Chapleau
Tom Pickles
David Cree
Islam Gabi
Marieke Woensdregt
Gillian Brown
Lucy Johnstone
Phoebe Hopper
Jessica Buchanan
Elaine Farris
Asha Stewart
Gemma Moncrieff
Hazel Fraser
Yvonne Bruce
Iain MacKenzie
María Llibert Méndez de Vigo Arnau
Alex Munro
Thomas Browning-O'Shea
Megan Morrison
Morwenna Potter
Doug Haywood
Sofia Jabeen
Hörn Arnarsdóttir
Julia Biela
Siobhan O'Neill
Martha Pollard
Marion Mullins
Beth Godfrey

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  • Marie Chapleau
    signed 2018-02-07 19:56:28 +0000
  • Tom Pickles
    signed via 2018-02-07 19:33:10 +0000
    Tom Pickles
  • David Cree
    signed 2018-02-07 19:29:40 +0000
    David Cree
  • Islam Gabi
    signed 2018-02-07 19:28:38 +0000
  • Marieke Woensdregt
    signed 2018-02-07 19:21:13 +0000
    Marieke Woensdregt
  • Gillian Brown
    signed 2018-02-07 19:07:33 +0000
  • Lucy Johnstone
    signed 2018-02-07 18:56:13 +0000
    Lucy Johnstone
  • Phoebe Hopper
    signed via 2018-02-07 18:55:34 +0000
  • Jessica Buchanan
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-07 18:53:57 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Jessica Buchanan
    signed 2018-02-07 18:53:39 +0000
    I lived in Edinburgh for many years and always had difficulty finding affordable accommodation and would be reluctant to move back due to the high rent costs.
  • Elaine Farris
    signed via 2018-02-07 18:45:16 +0000
  • Asha Stewart
    signed 2018-02-07 18:39:16 +0000
  • Gemma Moncrieff
    signed via 2018-02-07 18:28:40 +0000
  • Hazel Fraser
    signed via 2018-02-07 18:16:32 +0000
  • Yvonne Bruce
    signed 2018-02-07 18:05:37 +0000
  • Iain MacKenzie
    signed via 2018-02-07 18:01:45 +0000
  • María Llibert Méndez de Vigo Arnau
    signed 2018-02-07 18:00:57 +0000
  • Alex Munro
    signed via 2018-02-07 17:50:30 +0000
  • Thomas Browning-O'Shea
    signed via 2018-02-07 17:35:03 +0000
    The rent situation in Edinburgh has become untenable, with residents being constantly forced out of their homes and communities to make way for more and more pointless, overpriced student housing and tourist pap.
  • Megan Morrison
    signed 2018-02-07 17:33:36 +0000
  • Morwenna Potter
    signed 2018-02-07 17:27:09 +0000
    £450 p/m increase in 3 years
  • Doug Haywood
    signed 2018-02-07 17:18:31 +0000
    Doug Haywood
  • Sofia Jabeen
    signed 2018-02-07 17:12:02 +0000
  • Hörn Arnarsdóttir
    signed 2018-02-07 16:52:02 +0000
    Hörn Arnarsdóttir
  • Julia Biela
    signed 2018-02-07 16:46:57 +0000
  • Siobhan O'Neill
    signed 2018-02-07 16:43:43 +0000
    Siobhan O’Neill
  • Martha Pollard
    signed 2018-02-07 16:36:52 +0000
  • Marion Mullins
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-07 16:36:05 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Marion Mullins
    signed 2018-02-07 16:35:20 +0000
    I have 2 single sons, aged 38 and 40 who rent in the private sector and are on very low incomes. Rents going up all the time for poor quality accommodation. They have never lived in flats with double glazing. Can only see increasing homelessness being the result. We need rent control and I say that as a landlord of one property.
  • Beth Godfrey
    signed via 2018-02-07 16:15:59 +0000
    Beth Godfrey