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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.