More than 6,000 people across Aberdeen are waiting for a council house – while more than 200 properties sit empty.

New figures, obtained through freedom of information legislation, have revealed that the city council has 22,532 properties to rent, with 6,744 people on the waiting list.

And as of May 16, local authority had 355 unoccupied properties – but of those, only 216 are available for tenants.

Reported by The Press and Journal. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.