Tenants are still waiting to hear future
A group of Aberdeen residents are still waiting to find out if they will be forced to leave their homes.
Those living in Aberdeen University’s Rowett homes were given notice early in the summer about plans to sell the houses.
The residents appealed to the city council to use Scottish Government buy-back legislation to take on the houses, and were given assurances by the local authority that a decision would be made “in the coming days”.
By the end of August, however, no decision had been made, although the council said the process would be complete in September.
“The residents of the Rowett properties deserve clarity”
Yesterday, a council spokeswoman said no decision had yet been made.
She added: “This matter is still under consideration.”
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald said he has been receiving more concerned calls.
He added: “The council stated that a decision would be made by the end of September, and yet here we are in late October and no decision has yet been reached – nor do we know when one is likely.
“This is totally unacceptable. The residents of the Rowett properties deserve clarity about the future of their tenancies.”
A university spokeswoman said the institution is planning on selling the 19 properties.
“Tenants currently residing in these properties have been informally contacted in advance of receiving any formal notice about the university’s plans, and formal notice will be issues in due course,” she added.