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Number of empty homes let by Scottish social landlords up 76%

The latest report from the Scottish Housing Regulator has shown a significant increase in the number of empty homes let by social landlords.

The figures show they are up by more than 76% on the previous month. 

Lets to people who are homeless increased by around 28%, and when added to empty homes put to use as temporary accommodation account for about 47% of total lets. 

The number of people applying as homeless and the number of people in temporary accommodation both increased. 

Since April, all social landlords have been providing the Regulator with a monthly return on a small set of key measures that focus on the main areas of impact on landlords’ operations. 

Full data can be found here.