THE cost of renting property in Edinburgh has soared as the city's affordable housing crisis deepens.Unless houses are empty, they're affordable by someone. There's no God-given right to be supplied with a house wherever you want and at a price chosen by you rather than by the market. I'd like to live in Heriot Row, but it's not affordable for me. For some, it is.
A MAN who lives in a house subsidised by taxpayers has made a £200,000 profit from selling other properties in the last year.Surely everyone can do that. The "affordable" problem is solved. Or am I missing something?
It is understood Derek Fyvie pays only £200 a month to live in housing association flat in the Grange.
But the Evening News revealed last year that the 59-year-old, originally from north Edinburgh, also owned at least five properties which he let