November 2016 - Scottish rental market enjoys continued growth
Arrears levels remain flat
However, Scotland’s arrears rate for this month remains above the level found in England and Wales. Across these two nations the average rate of arrears was 8.3% during November.
On an absolute basis, the number of Scottish households in serious arrears – defined as two months or more – was 9,753 in October 2016.
Across all of Scotland some 10.8% of all tenancies had arrears of a day or more in November 2016. While this was higher than the 7.9% figure recorded last month, it remains well below September’s 12.5% total and the long-term trend.