Living Rent Edinburgh

April 6th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Edinburgh Private Tenants is now Living Rent Edinburgh, the Edinburgh branch of Living Rent – Scotland’s tenants’ union. We have been proud to be a major part of a hugely successful campaign which has greatly improved tenants rights. We are still having regular fortnightly meetings at the Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge, at which we …
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Mark Fortune Update

January 29th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Those of you following the case of one of Edinburgh’s worst landlords will know that he is appealing a Council decision to revoke his landlord registration license. This is ongoing, and the Council can not give us any more updates until the legal action is resolved. But, if any of you have the misfortune of …
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Rally for Rent Control!

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Sick of rip-off rents and unjust evictions? The Scottish government is drafting a new bill on renting and we want to make sure tenants voices are heard. We have collected thousands of consultation responses from all across Scotland and will be delivering them to the Scottish Parliament, but we want to make a scene that …
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Tenants win back pre-2012 letting agency fees!

February 19th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Tenants in Aberdeen have successfully won a small claims action for a refund of letting agency fees charged before the Scottish Government issued a clarification of the law against such fees in 2012.  This decision is a very positive sign, and is likely to empower more tenants to take their letting agencies to court. The …
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A UN Special Rapporteur who visited the UK in 2013 to assess whether residents have access to adequate housing has described conditions in the private rented sector as a “housing crisis”. Although the UK Government invited planning expert Raquel Rolnik to carry out the research, Ministers have since dismissed her report as a “misleading Marxist …
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EPTAG demands action against criminal landlords!

December 17th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Over the last couple of months, dozens of tenants who are being exploited by criminal landlord Mark Fortune have come to us with their concerns and demands for action. As part of our campaign we staged a successful protest on Monday 16th December to highlight Edinburgh City Council’s lack of action against criminal landlords. Tenants …
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Is renting becoming unaffordable in Edinburgh?

December 13th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

In the Edinburgh Evening News today there is an article, featuring comments from EPTAG, about how renting privately in Edinburgh is becoming unaffordable for many people.

A soggy Sunday afternoon saw Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group’s second annual general meeting, which took place at the Macdonald Road library in Leith.

First action in Glasgow

November 18th, 2013 | Posted by Valeri in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Today’s action marks another important milestone on EPTAG’s long-term journey to improve private tenancy rights in Scotland. In the first move to reach out to other cities in Scotland EPTAG members and local private tenants met up today to kick-off a campaign against a letting agency in Glasgow. The letting agency charged premiums from tenants …
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How I got my illegal letting agency fees back!

July 12th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Russ Jones from Abbeyhill, explains how, with the help of EPTAG, he successfully got his illegal letting agency fees back.  After seeing an article in the Edinburgh Evening News in late 2012 about EPTAG holding a demonstration outside the offices of a letting agent, I decided to check out their website to find out more. …
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