Living Rent Press Release
Theresa May refuses to intervene as university workers and New Gorbals Housing Association condemn Serco evictions
Over 30 university professional pen open letter opposing Serco’s “inhumane evictions”, while New Gorbals Housing Association promises to reverse any attempted lock changes
Tenants launch national Living Rent union to counter landlord lobby
Security, quality housing and lower rents priority for new union
HOUSING CAMPAIGNERS have launched ambitious plans to build Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector.
Living Rent - which has been at the forefront of move to strengthen tenants’ rights - have launched as a national membership organisation to represent the interests of those struggling for justice in the housing sector.
Living Rent protests “secret” Edinburgh Council meeting
Dozens protest Edinburgh council meeting branded “secretive.”
TENANTS UNION Living Rent held an emergency protest outside the City of Edinburgh Council chambers on Monday as Councillors met with a delegation from the holiday-let company Airbnb.
Airbnb met with Council officials ahead of the publication of a report into the impact of short-term lets in the capital. Living Rent say their members were excluded from earlier talks on the report and have expressed concern about the influence of large companies on the housing market.
Living Rent joined housing association tenants in protest against high rent costs
A full block of Partick Housing Association flats gathered to demand action
TENANTS OF Partick Housing Association were joined by activists from Living Rent, the tenants’ union, on Tuesday to protest increasing rent costs which they say are leaving residents at “breaking point”.
Every flat in the block in Incholm Street joined the protest, during which residents draped a banner over the side of the building, reading: “How high is our rent? Extortionate.”
SNP conference backs proposal for a "national system of rent controls"
Membership of Scotland's governing party supports expanding rent controls nationwide
SNP MEMBERS have backed the campaign to expand rent controls to take action against sky-high rent costs and poor housing in the private tenanted sector.
The proposal, backed by unanimous acclaim at the party's Spring conference in Glasgow today [Saturday 12 March], calls on the party leadership to go beyond the moderate rent controls in the Private (Housing) Tenancies Bill.
New chapter in the campaign for rent controls as Scottish Tenancies Bill published
Campaigners disappointed as Scottish Government proposes limited rent control system
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT proposals to reform the private rented sector have received a mixed reaction from housing campaign groups following the publication of the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill.
Rent control proposal a "big victory" - but devil is in the detail, say campaigners
Housing campaigners want commitment to rent reviews system from government
A VOW to include rent control measures within a Scottish Government Private Tenancies Bill has been welcomed by housing campaigners.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon committed to "local rent controls for rent pressure areas" with her Programme for Government this week.