Aberdeen City Council reveals £38.5m housing maintenance spend
Aberdeen City Council spent £38.5 million on scheduled maintenance across its 21,974 properties during 2018/19, a housing performance report has revealed.
The Aberdeen City Council Housing Performance Report 2018/19 showed more than 60,000 repairs were carried out, with 95.7% of tenants satisfied with the quality of the work against a Scottish council average of 86.7%.
A total of 1,426 new heating systems and 3,200 hard-wired smoke detectors were installed in council homes during 2018/19.
Overall, 83% of tenants were satisfied with the service they received, with a Scottish council average of 85.7%.
The average weekly rent was £78.69, with three out of four tenants rating that good value.
The report is published in support of the Scottish Social Housing Charter, which aims to ensure that tenants are well informed about their landlord’s performance.
Aberdeen City Council – which has 6,240 people on its council house waiting list – recently launched a programme to provide an additional 2,000 local authority homes.