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