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:
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
Isabel Duffy
Ewan Docherty
Fredi Gentz
Hugh Cullen
Dee Ocholloh
Mohd Shamsul Sapie
Hannah Tait
Vijay Menezes-Jackson
Allan Ramsay
F Smith
Euan Campbell-Birkett
Caitlin Skinner
Joanna McCall
Charlene White
Richard McKean
Kim Short

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  • 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
  • Isabel Duffy
    signed 2018-02-07 16:15:33 +0000
  • Ewan Docherty
    signed via 2018-02-07 16:14:16 +0000
  • Fredi Gentz
    signed via 2018-02-07 16:13:24 +0000
  • Hugh Cullen
    signed 2018-02-07 16:06:59 +0000
    Weak ass rent controls from the Scottish Gov don’t go far enough but this will have to do in the mean time. Let’s make the pressure zone cover the whole of the city like it was designed for (Aberdeen was the case study used in development).
  • Dee Ocholloh
    signed 2018-02-07 15:55:46 +0000
    Dee Malley Ocholloh
  • Hannah Mackay
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-07 15:55:20 +0000
    Sign the petition, Lets get Rent Pressure Zones for Edinburgh!
  • Mohd Shamsul Sapie
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:55:03 +0000
  • Hannah Tait
    signed 2018-02-07 15:55:00 +0000
    Hannah Tait
  • Vijay Menezes-Jackson
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:53:04 +0000
  • Allan Ramsay
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:50:54 +0000
  • F Smith
    signed 2018-02-07 15:50:40 +0000
  • Euan Campbell-Birkett
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:46:39 +0000
  • Caitlin Skinner
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:38:26 +0000
  • Joanna McCall
    signed 2018-02-07 15:36:15 +0000
  • Charlene White
    signed 2018-02-07 15:23:27 +0000
    Charlene White
  • Richard McKean
    signed via 2018-02-07 15:14:25 +0000
    Richard McKean
  • Kim Short
    signed 2018-02-07 15:08:36 +0000