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
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.