Moray leading the way in housing provision standards

Moray’s taxpayers are getting an “excellent deal” from their local council according to a committee chairman this week.

Chairman of the Communities Committee, Councillor Eric McGillivary, made the comment after hearing that rents for homes in the region are almost £20 a week cheaper than the Scottish average.

In addition Moray outperforms other local authorities in terms of the quality of housing stock, according to quality standards set by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

The committee heard this week that against a national average of 85% the quality rating of housing stock in Moray was 90% – outperforming most local authority and social housing landlords in the process.

Councillor McGillivary said: “The Council owns nearly 6,000 homes and collects £14.451 million in rents every year.

“Ploughing that back into the properties keeps them at a high standard and helps reduce energy bills for our tenants.”

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