Living Rent

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A union for tenants in Scotland will hold a national day of action on Saturday demanding the Scottish Government implements a ban on evictions during the winter months. Recent statistics show that homelessness in Scotland has begun to increase for the first time in a decade, and that almost 100 peop

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A coalition of renters unions across the country staged a demonstration against banking firm Natwest on Saturday over its “discriminatory” buy to let mortgages. In the first co-ordinated action of its kind, ACORN, Living Rent and London Renters Union organised the demonstrations at Natwest branc

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Campaigners have demanded that ministers order an official state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent scandal’ amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords, The Sunday Herald has reported. According to campaigners, rogue property owners are demanding sexual favours i

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Tenants’ union Living Rent has launched a campaign to outlaw winter evictions in Scotland in a bid to prevent deaths of people who are homeless. The campaign follows a report from Shelter Scotland which found that a loss of a tenancy is the leading cause of homelessness.

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Activists from the Living Rent tenants union joined tenants of Partick Housing Association last week to demand immediate action on the ever increasing rents. With every flat in the block on Incholm Street joining the protest, residents dropped a banner from the side of the building to highlight thei

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The private rented sector (PRS) has tripled in size since the advent of devolution and its reversal is a goal that Holyrood should “triumph not fear”, a new report has argued. New data on the experience of households in Scotland analysed by think tank Common Weal has revealed that the PRS contin

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The Glasgow branch of the Living Rent tenants’ union was officially launched on Saturday at the Pearce Institute in the city. Union members and the public gathered to give testimony of their experiences of renting, to take inspiration from other tenants’ rights groups and to discuss ambitions fo

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Tenants union Living Rent is bidding to demand more rights for tenants in Glasgow by creating tenants union for renters in the city. The group planned to form the union just weeks after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, the aftermath of which brought an increased awareness of the importance of a

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Tenants’ union Living Rent has secured a new home for single mum Amanda Gallagher who was facing imminent eviction from her and her son’s family home. Amanda’s struggle began when her letting agent, Glasgow-based AVJ Homes, issued an email to Amanda requesting that she pay an illegal £20 admi

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High street banking giant Santander has confirmed that it will remove a clause in its buy-to-let mortgages which housing campaigners claimed previously forced landlords to get "the maximum increase in the rent". Following a petition signed by almost 1,000 renters, activists from Living Rent in Scotl

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Tenants have launched Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector. Run for and by tenants, Living Rent will provide support for renters and campaign for better housing in Scotland. Tenants say the union will act as a counter-balance to landlords’ industry bodie

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