750,000 worry about being able to pay mortgage

editorial image

New research has found that more than one in four adults in Scotland who are responsible for paying rent or a mortgage are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016.

The research (1), carried out online by YouGov on behalf of Shelter Scotland, found that 28% of adults in Scotland who pay rent or a mortgage (more than 700,000 people) said they were worried about not being able to pay for their rent or mortgage at some point during 2016.

The 25-34 age group had the highest number of respondents — 36% stated they were worried about paying rent or mortgage in the year ahead.

Shelter Scotland is warning that ignoring money worries rather than seeking advice could lead to people’s homes being put at risk.