Cash-strapped council writes off £15,000 in rent arreas

HOUSING chiefs have been forced to write off nearly £15,000 in rent arrears after failing to collect it from tenants.

The total was made up of 10 bad debts from separate properties, including two in Twechar, one in Bishopbriggs and two in Kirkintilloch.

The £14,882 loss was a result of a combination of tenants being untraceable, passing on, or debts being unrecoverable.