Glasgow members win massive rent reduction.

Living Rent members win massive rent reductions.     Continue reading

All we want for Christmas is a winter break!

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s broke, he can’t pay the rent, and he’s facing eviction! Continue reading

Scotland's Tenants Need A #WinterBreak

Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, is launching a campaign to stop winter evictions. A #WinterBreak would suspend all evictions between November and March to prevent deaths amongst the homeless population. This means no person with a legal tenancy agreement, in a mortgaged home or in sheltered accommodation can be evicted during the winter months. Continue reading

Glasgow branch host fundraiser to celebrate planned Mary Barbour statue

Living Rent celebrated the inspiring legacy of the 1915 Clydeside rent strikes with a social event and fundraiser on 23 November.  Continue reading

Patrick Harvie MSP pens letter of support to Living Rent members.

Patrick Harvie list MSP for Glasgow has written a letter in support of Living Rent’s demands that Castle Residential and the of 184a Nithsdale road pay back illegal fees and thousands in illegally collected rent.         Continue reading

Glasgow City Council looks to rent controls

 A meeting of Glasgow City councillors in September voted in favour of commissioning a feasibility study into the application of a ‘Rent Pressure Zone’. This move comes after our members voted to make this a city wide campaigning priority, at the Glasgow branch launch.     Continue reading

Living Rent Celebrates its Glasgow launch.

Nearly 100 tenants and Living Rent members from across Glasgow, crammed into the aptly named Mary Barbour suite. The room in the pearce institute is named after one of Govan’s most famous daughters. Mary Barbour led tens of thousands of Glasgows Women and Men on Rent Strikes durings the WW1 forcing the Government at the time to step in and implement rent controls. Continue reading

Living Rent is hiring!

Living Rent has been funded to bring together tenants from across Edinburgh and give them the confidence to campaign to improve the standard of privately rented housing (PRS), ensuring that they have healthy and secure homes. We are hiring a community organiser to achieve this aim. Continue reading

Scrap the Benefit Cap!

Over 3600 families, and more than 11,000 children are affected by the Tory Benefit Cap in Scotland, which is leading to real hardship, evictions, and homelessness. We are supporting as many families as we can, and are calling on councils and the Scottish Government to scrap the cap, reduce the rents, and stop the evictions. Continue reading

Living Rent halts wrongful eviction of Glasgow mum

Single mum Amanda Gallagher was facing eviction and homelessness after she refused to pay illegal fees to her letting agent. An emergency campaign by Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent secured a new home and reimbursed illegal fees for Amanda. Amanda’s case highlights harm caused by continued illegal letting agent practices and need for support for private rented sector tenants Continue reading