VIDEO: What does a tenants union do?
Renters in Scotland face many issues and the precarious nature of the rental market can often leave tenants feeling powerless. To redress the balance of power, tenants unions are being formed around the world.
In a little over 18 months since it formed as a union, Living Rent – Scotland’s tenants’ union has already won back thousands in illegal fees, mobilised against rent increases and campaign against Serco's illegal eviction of asylum seekers. But what is a tenants union? And how is it different to traditional unions?