Huge win for council tenants across Edinburgh!

On September 22nd it was announced that Edinburgh council house rents are likely to be frozen for a third year in a row.   Continue reading

The redevelopment of the old Tynecastle High School into unaffordable purpose built student accommodation is rejected!

The Gorgie Dalry branch of Living Rent celebrated their huge win of stopping the old Tynecastle High school being turned into unaffordable student accommodation. Continue reading

Shawlands branch convinces councillors to support their opposition to unaffordable luxury development!

On the 20th September members from Shawlands and Langside branch held a public meeting where they convinced local Pollokshields councillors to back their demands that the redevelopment of the Shawlands Arcade would include 25% of social housing and legislation to ensure future developments in Glasgow include 25% provision of social housing. Continue reading

Huge member turnout at Enough is Enough launch in Glasgow

Living Rent members from across Glasgow turned out at the Enough is Enough launch in Glasgow to hear our member Annie speak alongside speakers from across trade unions! Continue reading

We won a rent freeze and an eviction ban!

On September 7th the Scottish government announced an immediate rent freeze and a freeze on evictions.    As skyrocketing rents continue to pile on top of out of control energy bills, this will have a huge impact on tenants across Scotland.   This is a huge win and make no mistake, this would not have been possible without years of organising by members of Living Rent, Scotland’s Tenants Union.   There is only one way to win the changes that we need in this country and that is by joining your local branch of Living Rent.  

Petition target smashed for Edinburgh’s homes not holiday lets campaign!

In Edinburgh, members smashed their petition target of 1,700 signatures to put pressure on Edinburgh City council to not only cap short term let numbers but also to bring the numbers down. Continue reading

Castlemilk group win their demands against Home Group!

Castlemilk members had a huge win of an: Area wide 75% service charge rebate over two years negotiated by members Replacement and repair of rotten fencing underway Dispute over Land Ownership and Fly-tipping progressed Continue reading

Castlemilk group secure funding for park and woodland street lights!

In the run up to the 2022 Local Election, our Castlemilk members ran a campaign demanding that all the lights on key routes in the park and woodlands be fixed as a priority. Continue reading

Living Rent is recruiting a campaign officer and an organiser in Edinburgh

Living Rent is continuing to build membership and power across Scotland. And just now, we are recruiting a campaign officer and an Edinburgh-based organiser to support members to build power and win locally and nationally! This position will join and support a team of organisers across Scotland.We are very excited to continue growing Living Rent and hope that this job is for YOU! Continue reading

Report your rent hike!

As our bills climb beyond what many of us can afford. Landlords are raising rents, greedily profiting off our basic need for a roof over our heads.  All across Scotland, landlords are hiking up rents. A report by Citylets found that rents across Scotland rose by 8.5% in the last year to average £896 a month; whilst in Edinburgh rents rose by 14.2% to average £1214 and in Glasgow rents rose by 16% to average £972 per month. Continue reading