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Arrears in Scotland fall for first time since April

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its latest data into how social landlords are faring during Covid-19.

The findings show that arrears have marginally fallen for the first time since April, after seeing huge increases earlier in the year.

Encouragingly, the data also found that the number of people who applied to councils as homeless fell for the second month in a row, with a 3% reduction from last month.

There was also a small drop in the number of households in temporary accommodation by 1% from August, despite over 14,000 households still in TA at the end of September.

The Regulator also found that the number of lets increased in September by 17% on the previous month with 38% of lets going to people who are homeless.