Three-quarters of council tenant homes are in a state of critical disrepair, according to an official housing survey.
Some 74% of properties occupied by council tenants have some form of disrepair to critical elements of the house such as the roof, walls or foundations, the Scottish Government's Scottish House Condition Survey found.
The same applies to 70% of private rented homes, 59% of owner-occupied homes and 56% of homes rented from housing associations or co-ops.
In a third (33%) of council tenant homes and 37% of private-rented homes, the disrepair is "extensive".
Around 5,000 council houses are below tolerable living standards, a proportion of around 1.5%.