Members of the Living Rent tenants' union in Lochend are celebrating a commitment from the City of Edinburgh Council to fund an £18 million-per-year area-based retrofitting programme and empty council homes being put back into use.
Landlords across Scotland are putting pressure on tenants to accept rent increases that go above the 3% rent cap currently in place, tenants union Living Rent has claimed.
The Glasgow Planning Applications Committee has approved the redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade into 600 luxury flats despite strong community opposition.
The Scottish Government’s extension of the deadline for the short-term let licensing scheme by six months pays no attention to the needs of residents and prospective tenants and listens only to the demands of big businesses, according to Living Rent.
Members of Living Rent joined other local community members to protest the Scottish Government's approval of the plan to transform the former Tynecastle High School in Gorgie to purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). Last month a Scottish Government Reporter granted planning permissio
A Scottish Government Reporter has granted planning permission for a planning application by S1 Developments for a new student residential development at Edinburgh's former Tynecastle High School site.
Tenants' rights minister Patrick Harvie has announced that he intends to cap private sector rents at 3% and that evictions will continue to be prevented for all tenants except in a number of specified circumstances from April.
Tenants' union Living Rent delivered a postcard this week to show the huge support for its response to the City of Edinburgh Council’s new short-term lets (STLs) guidelines.
Tenants Natasha and Rory Blake have urged the City of Edinburgh council to act on the mould and dampness in their flat, which they say has exacerbated their children's health conditions and ruined some of their belongings.
Tenants' union Living Rent has launched a petition in response to the City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on holiday lets in Edinburgh calling on the council’s Planning Committee to massively reduce the number of homes converted into short-term lets. The tenants union said that the
A new report on alternative models of rent control for Scotland has been launched by the Cross Party Group on Housing launched at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. During the meeting, Professor Ken Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), presented th
The City of Edinburgh Council has voted down a planned redevelopment of the Old Tynecastle High School. S1 Developments had submitted an application for a new student residential development with at the site, with council planners recommending the application be granted, subject to co
Living Rent members in Shawlands and Langside will host a public discussion today between Pollokshields councillors and concerned local residents who oppose the planned redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade. The £150 million regeneration plan designed by Haus Collective will see the 1960s retail d
The Scottish Government has been accused of "whitewashing" the issue of rent control in its summary of responses to its New Deal for Tenants consultation. In December last year, the Scottish Government invited comments to A New Deal for Tenants - draft rented sector strategy: consultation, which see
Tenants' union Living Rent has held a demonstration outside the Glasgow offices of Kelvin Properties to protest against a £200 monthly rent increase and a notice to quit served to one of its members. Jemma Maclaren, who has lived in her Partick flat for nine years, was recently informed her re