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Mortgage and landlord possession actions

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  • Release date: 14 November 2014
  • Period covered: July to September 2014
  • Next update: 13 February 2015
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 numbers of mortgage possession claims issued and orders made in the county courts of Wales on an annual basis continued to decrease during 2013. This trend has also continued into the first three quarters of 2014.
  • During July to September 2014 there were 684 mortgage claims and 511 orders made, down by 30 per cent and by 28 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 July to September 2014, down by 18 per cent on the same quarter of 2013. There were 1,231 landlord orders made during the quarter which is a decrease of 7 per cent compared with July to September 2013.
  • During July to September 2014, 76 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).

Contact

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

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