LEITH: Scrap Student Builds, We Need Social Housing

Object to expensive purpose built student accommodation and build to rent flats at Dalton Scrapyard. SOON THE PLANNING APPLICATION WILL GO LIVE. WATCH THIS SPACE SO YOU CAN OBJECT.  Continue reading

EDINBURGH: Object to the Murrayfield Sports Bar being turned into student accomodation!


Leith's 2023 AGM!

On Thursday 7th September Living Rent Leith celebrated 1 year since their launch and set a vision for the next year.  Continue reading

Know your rights: rent Cap, joint tenancies, eviction ban

The Scottish government announced the rent freeze, which later became a rent cap, nearly a year ago. Here is a guide on what has happened to the legislation since then and what you need to know. All information is accurate as of 30 August 2023. Continue reading

Fighting for Housing, Fighting for Home: It’s always been a feminist struggle

All of our solidarity to the powerful, inspiring and strong feminist warriors that build our movements and resistance today. Happy International women's day! Continue reading

Update on the rent freeze and eviction ban

Since the rent freeze was announced on 6 September 2022, the government has amended the legislation with changes set to come in at the end of March. Here is a quick update on the rent freeze and eviction ban.  All information accurate as of March 2023. For up to date information here is the advice from the Scottish government for private tenants and here is the advice for social tenants. Continue reading

Frozen or Burst Pipes: Know your rights!

With temperatures dropping below 0, many tenants and residents across Glasgow are experiencing issues with their pipes. Here’s some information on what your rights are and what to do/expect if your pipes are frozen or burst.  Continue reading

The Scottish parliament passes the rent freeze and eviction ban!

On Thursday the 6th of October, the Scottish government passed a rent freeze and eviction ban for all tenants throughout Scotland. Whilst there are some concerning limitations to the Bill, it's a massive relief. In the middle of a cost of living crisis, when all is increasingly uncertain, the last things tenants need is massive rent hikes and evictions. Over the last year, landlords have poured petrol on the cost of living crisis by increasing rents on top of already soaring energy bills and other costs. It's time that they start realising that we cannot be sheltering them from the crisis! Thi sis a massive win for all tenants across Scotland, and shows the power that we have when we come together. You can read more about the campaign's development here, here in Huck , here in Tribune or here in the National! Continue reading

Living Rent members attend Enough is Enough rallies across Scotland!

Across Scotland Living Rent members were out on Saturday morning in a fantastic show of strength for the Enough is Enough campaign. Continue reading