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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

Partick Housing - save lives: clean up your act

Partick Housing tenants, as featured on the BBC, are fighting back against hygiene neglect during the pandemic. Continue reading

National day of action to protest re-opening of housing tribunal

Living Rent issue landlords and courts ‘notice’ that tenants will fight evictions Continue reading

Three years on: Justice for Grenfell

Three years on since the Grenfell tower fire - we continue to stand in solidarity with all those seeking justice for the victims of Grenfell.    Continue reading

Black Lives Matter

Our statement on the Black Lives Matter protests in the US. Continue reading

Work for Living Rent

Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland. Hours: FT (35h) or PT (22.5h) Pay: Living wage £9.30 per hour.  Continue reading

Negotiating Rent with your Union by your Side

Maria and Martha, two Member Defence Representatives, report back from their work fighting for rent reductions and suspensions during the Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading

Edinburgh City Council Flout Fire Safety In Muirhouse High Rise

City of Edinburgh council are putting their tenants’ lives at risk by failing to repair defective fire doors in the Oxcars Court Council high-rise in Muirhouse. The Fire Brigade have stated they are sending officers to investigate.   Continue reading

Open Letter: Protect renters now

Today, three of the UK’s biggest tenants unions - ACORN, Living Rent and London Renters Union - released an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick. In the letter, backed by academics, civil society and union leaders, the groups make three demands on the UK government: to suspend all rent immediately; to cancel all rent debt; and to put in place stronger protections against eviction. Continue reading