Scotland's Property Scandal

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Duration: 30 minutes

BBC Scotland Investigates allegations of wrongdoing and corruption in the City of Edinburgh Council.

With council staff suspended and a police investigation under way, reporter Fiona Walker hears from homeowners who feel they've been ripped off after their housing repair bills have rocketed. Edinburgh is proud to have some of the most beautiful and important architecture in Britain but could the very system that is meant to be saving the city's buildings actually be the Capital's next shame? The programme examines Edinburgh's multi-million pound housing repairs system and hears claims that people have been left with massive debts.

The programme also reveals that the council - already dogged by the trams fiasco - could be facing a legal bill of tens of millions of pounds.

  • Edinburgh City Council's full response to 'Scotland's Property Scandal'

    Mark Turley, Director of Services for Communities, said: "The ongoing independent investigations by Deloitte and the police mean it wouldn't be appropriate for us to carry out an interview. The fact that we commissioned Deloitte to carry out a very thorough investigation is a sign of how seriously we take the complaints and concerns that have been raised and our commitment to addressing them. We fully recognise that the public should know the results of these investigations and they will be reported to a meeting of the Council once we are in a position to do this."

Credits

Presenter
Fiona Walker
Producer
Liam McDougall
Director
Liam McDougall

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