Three quarters of Scotland’s 2.6 million homes have some form of disrepair, a substantial increase on the previous year, a report has revealed. The Scottish government published its analysis into the state of the country’s homes yesterday. The Scottish House Condition Survey also revealed that 57 per cent of properties have “disrepair to critical elements”, up seven percentage points. The number of homes requiring urgent repairs increased in 2018 from 28 per cent to 30 per cent. The survey also showed that fuel poverty rose for the first time in five years, with 25 per cent of households struggling with energy costs. It rose from just under 24 per cent the previous year.
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