Free community open-day for private renters in Glasgow

Ellie Hutchinson
Ellie Hutchinson

Private tenants in Glasgow are being urged to attend a free open-day event in Glasgow on Saturday 23 September in Renfield St Stephens, Bath St, Glasgow 10am-4pm.

Organised by Shelter Scotland’s private renting team in collaboration with Living Rent, the ‘Renting, Venting, Change’ community day will see various groups sharing their experiences of private renting and an adviser will also be offering free advice to people wanting to know their rights and responsibilities as private tenants.

The event will also look at solutions to common renting problems like poor conditions and deposits.

There will be presentations by Shelter Scotland and Scotland’s first tenants’ union, Living Rent. The keynote speaker is Zakia Mouloui, founder of Invisible Edinburgh, and head of innovation, events and partnerships at Social Bite Fund. Also taking part are members of Shelter Scotland’s tenants panel and representatives from Glasgow Student’s Housing Co-operative.

Childcare and travel costs can be covered and lunch will also be provided. People are asked to register in advance at

Ellie Hutchinson, private rented sector project manager at Shelter Scotland, said: “There have been a lot of changes to private rental law recently and, with more on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for people to learn more about their rights and responsibilities as private renters. Sharing problems and finding solutions to common problems in private renting will be a key theme throughout the day.

“This will be a fun and informative day and I urge anyone who is private renting and not sure of their rights to come along and hear how the changes in law will affect them and to share their experiences with other private renters.”

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