Living Rent

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Campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to support major changes to prevent tenants being “forced into poverty by sky-high rents” after a survey pointed towards huge public support for the action. Excluding respondents who said they don’t know, three-quarters of Scots sa

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Local members of Living Rent and Wyndford Residents Association have agreed to merge and relaunch as Wyndford Tenants Union. After months of working together in the Wyndford housing scheme in Glasgow, members explored why a local tenant union was needed, what they would like to achieve and how they

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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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