Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics in England and Wales
Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics in England and Wales, January to March 2019 statistics from the Ministry of Justice.
Some interesting stats from the Ministry of Justice. I have pulled out some snippets from the complete report, if you want to read the full report click on the link at the end.
Landlord possession actions have all decreased: Landlord possession claims, orders, warrants and repossessions by county court bailiffs have decreased by 5%, 1%, 3% and 5% respectively (compared to the same quarter last year). The general fall across landlord possession actions continues the long-term decreasing trend seen since April-June 2014.
Median landlord possession action timeliness has increased across all stages. Overall the median time taken for a landlord possession claim to reach repossession increased by 0.2 weeks to 20.6 in Jan-Mar 2019. Is this really acceptable, considering that it could increase?
In January to March 2019, the majority (63%) (19,192) of all landlord possession claims were social landlord claims, 16% (4,893) were accelerated claims and 21% (6,266) were private landlord claims. Since the same quarter last year, the proportion of private landlord claims decreased by 3 percentage points (pp), whereas accelerated claims increased by 2pp and social landlord claims remained largely the same.