July 2016 - Scotland’s rental market remains buoyant over summer months
Tenant finances landscape
Across all areas of Scotland, 12.5% of tenancies had arrears of a day or more, slightly higher than the 11.1% recorded in June 2016, and above the level found in England and Wales for the same period (9%). On an absolute basis, the number of Scottish households in serious arrears – defined as two months or more – was 13,642 in July 2016.
The methodology used to calculate figures in this report has been revised since the previous edition. This survey is now created and reviewed in partnership with Cebr and is based on analysis of approximately 3,000 properties across Scotland market.