Housing survey to cost £90k

UP TO £900,000 is to be spent on an extensive survey of all council houses in Edinburgh.

The city council has advertised the contract for a consultant to survey all 19,601 council-owned domestic properties.

The purpose of the survey is to identify how each property complies with the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

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The findings will also inform the council's approach to programming work that is to get all homes up to the required national standard by 2015.