Edinburgh beautician can’t afford bed despite saving £ 30,000 on deposit

An Edinburgh beautician can’t afford a new home in the city, even though she saved £ 30,000 for a deposit.

Aimee Simpson has spent years saving for a new apartment, living with her parents, and even giving up her social life. But despite this, it cannot find anything affordable in its price range.

The 28-year-old was interviewed by BBC for its Scottish disclosure program.

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She told them: “A lot of new builds are just too expensive because they are expensive. I have looked at more run down properties than I would, but you are dealing with real estate developers – with bigger budgets. C it’s a fight and you hit walls everywhere you look. “

The average price for an apartment in Edinburgh is £ 236,608.

She added: “It’s really disheartening. I feel like I could work seven days and not be better.”

According to the TV show, Edinburgh has seen rents rise by 46%.

Gary Middlemass, a real estate agent from Edinburgh, told the BBC: “The market is absolutely hectic right now. There just aren’t enough properties to come. When something hits the market, there is usually a lot of interest, which drives the prices up. “

Michael Urquhart, his partner Kara and their four children have been on Edinburgh’s social housing list for 10 years.

They rented six private homes during that time and spent time in one of the city’s homeless bed-and-breakfasts.



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They currently live in a former two-bedroom town council apartment in the Prestonfield area and bid for social housing weekly on the town’s online EdIndex system, which receives hundreds of applications per property.

Michael said: “I think I’m probably going to be here for at least a few more years just because the auctions aren’t going well.

“I’d rather stay here, until I can have my home forever.”

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