1 in every 59 Hillingdon Households Under Repossession Threat

I have expressed my worries about the threat of repossession that is looming over the heads of so  many of my constituents as the housing charity Shelter has revealed that Hillingdon is on the national top 20 areas for court actions by mortgage companies and landlords seeking to repossess their properties.

 

Nationally 1 in every 105 households in England are at risk of eviction or repossession, according to new statistics released by Shelter.

 

The charity has identified hotspots up and down the country where people face the highest likelihood of losing their home, as part of its emergency fundraising appeal to help homeless children this Christmas. 

 

The research, based on recorded court proceedings, found that the London borough of Newham has the highest risk of repossession or eviction in the country. Here as many as 1 in every 35 homes are at risk.

 

 

I have expressed my worries about the threat of repossession that is looming over the heads of so  many of my constituents as the housing charity Shelter has revealed that Hillingdon is on the national top 20 areas for court actions by mortgage companies and landlords seeking to repossess their properties.

 

Nationally 1 in every 105 households in England are at risk of eviction or repossession, according to new statistics released by Shelter.

 

The charity has identified hotspots up and down the country where people face the highest likelihood of losing their home, as part of its emergency fundraising appeal to help homeless children this Christmas. 

 

The research, based on recorded court proceedings, found that the London borough of Newham has the highest risk of repossession or eviction in the country. Here as many as 1 in every 35 homes are at risk.

 

The research highlights the extent of the capital’s housing crisis, with London boroughs –where affordable housing is in particularly short supply – dominating the top twenty.

 

The Shelter report identifies that on the latest figures there were 1694 court claims by mortgage companies and landlords in Hillingdon issued between October 2012 and 30th September 2013. This is one in every 59 households in the area.

 

These figures are truly shocking and demonstrate how the economic recession has hit local families really hard. It is devastating that so many local families are faced with the threat of losing the very roof over their heads. As the chief executive of the housing charity, Campbell Robb, said it is a frightening reminder that homelessness can happen to anyone. 

 

·         Table showing the 30 local authorities with the highest rate of possession claims:

 

 

 

Rank (national)

Local Authority

Region

Number of mortgage and landlord possession claims

Rate of mortgage and landlord possession claims – 1 in x households

 

England

 

209,792

1 in 105

1

Newham

London

2,905

1 in 35

2

Barking and Dagenham

London

1,956

1 in 36

3

Haringey

London

2,758

1 in 37

4

Brent

London

2,876

1 in 38

5

Southwark

London

3,021

1 in 40

6

Hackney

London

2,549

1 in 40

7

Lewisham

London

2,509

1 in 46

8

Greenwich

London

2,177

1 in 46

9

Enfield

London

2,520

1 in 48

10

Waltham Forest

London

1,995

1 in 49

11

Lambeth

London

2,621

1 in 50

12

Tower Hamlets

London

1,973

1 in 51

13

Croydon

London

2,784

1 in 52

14

Ealing

London

2,277

1 in 54

15

Islington

London

1,626

1 in 58

16

Hillingdon

London

1,694

1 in 59

17

Nottingham UA

East Midlands

2,117

1 in 60

18

Luton UA

East of England

1,241

1 in 60

19

Westminster

London

1,728

1 in 61

20

Salford

North West

1,685

1 in 61

21

Redbridge

London

1,607

1 in 62

22

Peterborough UA

East of England

1,183

1 in 63

23

Newcastle upon Tyne

North East

1,869

1 in 63

24

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

1,620

1 in 63

25

Hammersmith and Fulham

London

1,277

1 in 63

26

Manchester

North West

3,186

1 in 64

27

Oldham

North West

1,382

1 in 65

28

Slough UA

South East

782

1 in 65

29

Stevenage

East of England

536

1 in 65

30

South Tyneside

North East

980

1 in 69

 

 

 

·         Figures are based on possession claims issued in county courts between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013 (Ministry of Justice), compared with the number of households in the area (Census 2011).

 

 

 

·         A possession claim is the first stage in a process which can end with the loss of a home.

 

 

 

 

·         Children in temporary accommodation figures for Britain compiled from: 

 

·         The England figurepublished by the DCLG

 

·         The Scotland figure published by the Scottish Government

 

·         The Wales figure, estimated by applying an average number of children in a homeless household (derived from information published by the Welsh Government) to the number of households with children in TA in Wales (also published by the Welsh Government).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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