One in seven now living in rented accommodation



The number of families living in privately rented homes has almost tripled since Holyrood was established, with one in seven households now in this type of accommodation.
Figures for 2015 show 14% of all households rent their property from either a private landlord, or a family member, friend or their employer, compared to 5% in 1999.
The latest Scottish Household Survey found 61% of people are owner-occupiers - the same proportion as in 1999 but down from the high of 66% which was last recorded in 2009.
Less than a quarter (23%) of households are living in either a council or housing... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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