Many houses and tenements across Scotland have stood for 100 years or more. With some investment and maintenance, they can remain homes for another century.
We pay to live in our homes, either as tenants or owners, but when we are gone another generation will move in. Well built, warm and watertight homes will last across generations. In this sense, Scotland’s housing stock is not a private asset. Taken together it is a public good that we should steward for the future.