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.
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.