The worst places for tenant evictions

  • The London boroughs of Barking, Dagenham and Newham were the worst boroughs for tenant evictions last year, according to latest figures released by the Ministry of Justice.

    Barking and Dagenham had the highest number of possessions per household while Newham had the highest rate of evictions by a bailiff at 241 per 100,000 households.

    Overall, the number of landlords resorting to legal action to evict their tenants was down 11% year on year, but 17 of the 20 councils with the highest number of landlord possessions per household were in London.

    The number of tenants whose properties were repossessed was down 6% last year and the time taken to evict was reduced from an average of 41 weeks to 37 weeks.

    Ribble Valley in the northwest had the lowest rate of possession claims by landlords at just 12 per 100,000 households.

    Only 7 councils had no landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs in the final three months of last year: Isles of Scilly, Derbyshire Dales, Torridge, Ribble Valley, Richmonshire, West Somerset and Mole Valley.




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