Housing statistics 2019: key trends summary
Annual statistics up to 31 March 2018 on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing such as stock, lettings, house sales, evictions, housing lists, and housing for older people and people with disabilities.
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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
The most recent figures as at 31st March 2019 show 15,651 licences in force.
Of the licences in force, 87% are accounted for by just five local authorities – Aberdeen City, Dundee City, City of Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow City. City of Edinburgh alone holds an estimated 38% of Scotland’s HMO licences shown in Chart 21 below.
Chart 21: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Fife accounted for 87% all HMO licenses in force in Scotland
There were approximately 9,153 applications received in 2018-19, 1% more than the year before. New applications made up around 15% of these, and the remainder were applications for license renewals.
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