Leith Branch

Frustrated with rising rents and poor quality housing in Leith? 

Housing is a fundamental human right, but for years housing across Scotland has become increasingly inaccessible, poor quality, and expensive. Leith is yet another area in Edinburgh where, year-on-year, this is becoming more extreme: we see luxury housing development after luxury development arriving in our community, public services under pressure and ongoing rising rents.

We believe that, through collective action, we as community members can redress the imbalance of power that’s resulted in an unjust and broken housing system. It’s time to make our housing system work for everyone in Leith. We founded our branch in November 2020, establishing ourselves as a mix of private, council, social tenants, shared-owners and homeowners. 

We want to see a just housing system that works for us all - where our right to housing is strengthened and upheld, and where tenants are protected against injustices. We’ll do this by running local campaigns on key issues for residents in the area, and through defending local tenants when they have problems with their landlords.

Branch meetings: See here living rent.org/events

Contact: email [email protected]

Organiser contact:Contact Sinead McNulty on [email protected]

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