Living Rent launches it's proposal for Rent Controls

We’ve launched our proposals for rent controls in Scotland, seeking to control the price of housing, improve quality and tackle gentrification in our cities. More than being another policy, rent controls push back against the power that landlords have over tenants, by ensuring what landlords charge is equivalent to the property’s standard. All renters will benefit from this change but especially the young, black and minority ethnicity communities, migrants and the working class people as they earn less and are disproportionately represented in the private residential sector. Continue reading

'No Evictions!' Launch Event

A Report from the Organising Team Launch in the Campaign to Support Asylum Seeker Accommodation Continue reading

Living Rent in Manchester

Living Rent made a wee trip down to share ideas with ACORN Manchester Continue reading

Rent and Its Discontents book launch

Don't worry if you've missed it, you can read a detailed report of the event here.   Continue reading

Seize the Fees: Storm the Castle

An update on our Seize the Fees campaign and an overview of the challenges we have faced with both Castle Residential and the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) Continue reading

2019: Living Rent is hiring in Glasgow

Living Rent starts 2019 with expansion plans and possibilities! After successfully securing funding From Foundation Scotland and Big Lottery, Living Rent is recruiting for two part-time positions in Glasgow: one organiser and one casework coordinator [with administrative support responsibilities]. Please see below for the description of the two positions. Continue reading

Glasgow Sales and Lettings sign Tenant Union agreement to clamp down on Illegal Fees.

Glasgow Sales and Lettings sign Tenant Union agreement to clamp down on Illegal Fees. Continue reading

Serco lose contract but Asylum Seekers still at risk of eviction

Serco lose their Home Office contract to accommodate Asylum Seekers in Glasgow. Living Rent members react to further developments following this news: Continue reading

Glasgow 2018 in pictures

Some of this years highlights in picture. Continue reading