On September 22nd it was announced that Edinburgh council house rents are likely to be frozen for a third year in a row.
As our member Caroline said at Edinburgh City Council:
“People are already struggling and having to depend on charity just to eat and heat their homes. It isn’t fair on the tenants of this city that they have to pay more just in order to be able to stay in a home.”
"My neighbour has been told she has to wait a year for a new front door – her door whistles when it gets windy because it fits so poorly. How can the council justify increasing the rent when it isn’t maintaining the homes it has?"
Now we need to work to ensure that this rent freeze is in place for all social and private tenants until rent controls are introduced.
Read more: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/council/edinburgh-council-house-rents-likely-to-be-frozen-for-third-year-in-a-row-3852894?fbclid=IwAR1jrwY6c170UYPrRCTHhP8sf_xgQQa7Nij62vkdkWINIXY6auBK01tJbgM