This item was published during the term of a previous administration that ended in April 2007
Latest housing trends published
Information on housing is published today in the statistical bulletin "Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarter Ending 30 September 2002". The bulletin includes quarterly information on public sector house sales, new house building and local authority lettings and evictions.
Sales of Public Authority Dwellings
- 9,576 applications were made by sitting tenants to buy public authority dwellings during the quarter July-September 2002. This represents an increase of 4,157 (77 percent) on the number of applications during the same period of 2001. 4,151 public authority dwellings were sold to sitting tenants during the quarter July to September 2002, an increase of 872 (27 percent) on the same period in 2001.
New House Building
- Around 5,250 new dwellings were started during July-September 2002, 552 (10 percent) less than during the same period in 2001. 5,848 new dwellings were completed during the quarter July to September 2002, 52 (0.9 percent) less than during the same period in 2001.
Local Authority Lettings and Evictions
- Local Authorities reported that 13,647 permanent lettings were made of local authority dwellings during the quarter July-September 2002, just over 100 (0.8 percent) more than were made during July-September of 2001.
- Around half of the lettings made during the quarter were to households from local authority housing lists; 28 percent were made to existing tenants and a further 19 percent were made to households that were presented to local authorities as homeless.
- Local Authorities reported that there were 341 evictions of local authority tenants during the quarter July-September 2002, 18 (5 percent) less than during the same quarter of 2001.
- Of the evictions which occurred during this quarter, 9 were as a result of anti-social behaviour.
Copies of the statistical bulletin Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarter Ending 30 September 2002 (HSG/2003/1) are available, priced £2, from The Stationery Office Bookshop, 21 South Gyle Road, Edinburgh EH12 9EB.