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Mortgage and landlord possession actions

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  • Release date: 8 August 2014
  • Period covered: April to June 2014
  • Next update: 14 November 2014
A quarterly report, produced by the Ministry of Justice, includes information on numbers of possession claims issued and claims leading to an order being made in the county courts of England and Wales.

The possession action figures do not indicate how many homes have actually been repossessed as not all court orders result in repossession and repossessions can occur without a court order being made.

Key points(1)

  • The annual numbers of mortgage possession claims issued and orders made in the county courts of Wales continued to decrease.
  • During April to June 2014 there were 757 mortgage claims and 543 orders made, down by 18 per cent and by 25 per cent respectively on the same quarter of 2013 (2).
  • Annually, both the numbers of landlord possession claims issued and orders made in the county courts of Wales have increased over the last two years.
  • There were 1,444 landlord possession claims made during April to June 2014, down by less than 1 per cent on the same quarter of 2013. There were 1,339 landlord orders made during the quarter which is an increase of 6 per cent compared with April to June 2013.
  • During April to June 2014, 78 per cent of claims and 80 per cent of orders were made on behalf of social landlords.

Notes

(1) All figures shown are not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Not all court orders result in actual repossessions. More information on mortgage repossessions is available from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

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Email: stats.housing@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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