There is a clear public consensus in favour of rent controls. The Scottish Government's own consultation showed that, and poll after poll has confirmed it. Tenants up and down the country are struggling desperately to make ends meet, while rents continue to spiral out of control. Our own survey in Edinburgh has showed that tenants spend 40% of their income on rent, which is preventing them from saving for deposits – an issue which has been highlighted across the country.
Living Rent members will be marching at the anti-Trump demonstration on the 14th of July.Read more
If we want to win the fight for rent controls in Edinburgh, we need to get our councillors on board - and what better way to do that than face-to-face? We're asking all our members and supporters in Edinburgh to meet their councillors and ask them to support our campaign.
Dozens of Living Rent activists and supporters held a protest in Edinburgh this morning amid concerns the Airbnb boom is causing severe housing problems in the capital.
Living Rent is very concerned about the growth of Airbnb, especially in 'tight' housing markets such as Edinburgh. The holiday let boom has been increasing housing scarcity and increasing rents for people who live and work in the City. We recommend very strong legislation to limit holiday lets of this kind, to ensure housing remains affordable and secure for residents.Read more