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In Q1, 34,897 possession claims were issued, a 5% increase on the same quarter last year and 1% up on Q4 2010. Out of these figures, 24,170 households were hit with a possession notice supported by the courts, a staggering 9% higher on Q1 2010 and 5% higher from the previous quarter.
Correlation between rent arrears and eviction
It’s no coincidence that national rent arrears for this same quarter also increased along with rent rises in the private sector due to inflated demand for housing fromprivate landlords. Some interesting research from chartered surveyors and receivers Templeton LPA reveal that tenant arrears in the second quarter of this year have shot up 13% compared to the same quarter last year. Read More: