Living Rent



Living Rent Campaign hands in 8,000 strong petition calling for rent controls

The Living Rent Campaign will today hand in a petition calling for the re-introduction of rent controls and an end to unjust evictions to the minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess.

Published 30 July 2015

Budget 2015: Campaigners hit back as landlords hint at rent rises

Campaigners for rent controls have hit back at Scottish landlords who may be planning to raise rents in response to a reduction in the amount of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgages.

Published 9 July 2015

Black’s Blog: Councillor Black reports on Making Renting Right

You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent", would you know this was an illegal deposit?

Published 26 June 2015

Rent controls ‘could deter Edinburgh Festival tourists’

New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed.

Published 5 June 2015

Call for tighter PRS restrictions to prevent tenants being ‘edged into poverty’

Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.

Published 1 May 2015