Living Rent to protest Edinburgh property event
Tenants’ union Living Rent is to protest a workshop planned by BBC One presenter Martin Roberts in Edinburgh tomorrow.
The ‘Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts’ event promises to show would-be landlords how to “maximise profits”, which the tenants’ union has argued means “further ripping off Edinburgh tenants and exacerbating the city’s housing crisis”.
Highlighting the “eye-watering” costs of renting in Edinburgh, Living Rent will use the protest to repeat calls for the Scottish Government to introduce “more effective” rent control measures.
Living Rent is encouraging supporters to join the protest.
Eleanor White from Living Rent said: “Scotland’s housing market is deeply broken. While we are in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis, we need to stop looking at housing as an opportunity for landlords to make themselves a quick profit. The Scottish Government urgently needs to introduce stronger regulation to protect ordinary renters from exploitation, starting with strict rent controls.
“People simply won’t forgive the government if it continues to stand by and watch as people are driven further into poverty by this kind of parasitic approach to housing.”