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Victory in Shawlands

Victory in Shawlands for Cally & Gary!   Continue reading

Launch of Living Rent Tenants' Manifesto 2020/21

Scotland needs homes. End housing insecurity. Scotland has a shortage of homes. With social housing sold off to buy to let landlords, vast swathes of it destroyed over the past few decades and with the rest hidden behind unaccountable housing associations, our homes have become a precarious and uncertain environment. Continue reading

Knightswood/Anniesland Members are Getting Organised!

It's been a busy month for our Knightswood/Anniesland members! Read on and find out what they're doing, and how you can join them in building a tenant and community union in G13.  Continue reading

Muirhouse News - 6 Blocks Issue 4

Living Rent Union members in the Muirhouse branch have published their 4th issue of 'The Six Blocks' documenting their struggles, concerns, and successes in their ongoing fight against Edinburgh Council for better public housing conditions. Access the fourth issue of this newsletter here. Continue reading

Work for Living Rent

Passionate about social justice? Organising experience under your belt? Living Rent is looking for an experienced organiser to lead our staff team and grow the organisation. We believe in starting local, focusing on building up neighbourhood level branches of paying members that can then take on campaigns using a wide range of tactics including direct action. Continue reading

Reaction to Scottish Government's programme of government

"Rent controls only solution to tenant hardship after coronavirus." Living Rent welcomes the Scottish government’s introduction of the £10m hardship loan fund for tenants struggling during these time. However, we fear that with such a fund, there is nothing stopping landlords from simply raising rent once they know that this fund is available to tenants. The only way to properly support tenants during this pandemic is the introduction of rent controls.    Continue reading

The news from Muirhouse - 6 blocks issue 3

Living Rent Union members in the Muirhouse branch have published their 3rd issue of 'The Six Blocks' documenting their struggles, concerns, and successes in their ongoing fight against Edinburgh Council for better public housing conditions. Access the third issue of this newsletter here Continue reading

Report from our fourth Annual General Meeting (but first on Zoom!)

Living Rent’s fourth proper Annual General Meeting on 18th July will hopefully go down in history as the only one held on Zoom. That said it was empowering to see over 60 of us gather to celebrate the past year and plan for further tenant power in Scotland. Continue reading

Protect renters - now and after the virus!

Protect renters from evictions and unaffordable rents -- both during the pandemic and in its aftermath. Continue reading