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September 2017 - Scottish rents edge up in August

Tenant finances improve in August

  • Looking at the whole of Scotland, around 10% of all tenancies had arrears of one day or more during August 2017.

  • This arrears rate is a significant improvement on the previous month, when a ratio of 16.6% was recorded, and on June’s arrears figures - when it stood at 18.3%.
  • On an absolute basis, the number of households in serious arrears - defined as two months or more - was 7,939 in August.