Living Rent



Tenants’ union demands end to winter evictions

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.

Published 14 December 2018

Renters urge Natwest to say ‘yes to DSS’

A coalition of renters unions across the country staged a demonstration against banking firm Natwest on Saturday over its “discriminatory” buy to let mortgages.

Published 26 November 2018

Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.

Published 7 August 2018

Call for state inquiry into Scotland's ‘sex for rent’ scandal

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.

Published 4 June 2018

Partick Housing Association refutes tenants’ union’s rent reduction claims

Partick Housing Association has denied claims by Living Rent that the tenants’ union won a promise of “massive rent reductions” in one of the Association’s block of flats.

Published 22 December 2017

Campaign to outlaw winter evictions in bid to prevent homelessness deaths

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.

Published 15 November 2017

Partick Housing Association defends rents record following tenant protest

Activists from the Living Rent tenants union joined tenants of Partick Housing Association last week to demand immediate action on the ever increasing rents.

Published 24 October 2017

Scottish Government should reconsider value of ‘uniquely insecure’ PRS

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.

Published 10 October 2017

Free community open-day for private renters in Glasgow

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.

Published 18 September 2017

Living Rent celebrates official launch of Glasgow tenants’ union

The Glasgow branch of the Living Rent tenants’ union was officially launched on Saturday at the Pearce Institute in the city.

Published 31 July 2017

Living Rent to launch tenants union in Glasgow

Tenants union Living Rent is bidding to demand more rights for tenants in Glasgow by creating tenants union for renters in the city.

Published 28 July 2017

Living Rent to demonstrate outside Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association offices

A demonstration is to take place today to urge Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association to reverse a decision to close the communal spaces in two sheltered housing complexes, even though the Association maintains it has no plans to carry out the closures.

Published 9 June 2017

Living Rent action halts eviction of Glasgow single mum

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.

Published 1 June 2017

Rent campaigners claim victory over Santander buy-to-let ‘rent rise clause’

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".

Published 17 February 2017

Scotland's private tenants launch national union to 'counter landlord lobby’

Tenants have launched Scotland’s first national union for people living in the private rented sector.

Published 20 June 2016