The only eviction most people want to hear about.

The only eviction most people want to hear about.

New analysis by Labour of Ministry of Justice figures has revealed that evictions from rental properties are at their highest since they were first measured over a decade ago, according to the Labour Party.

  • The figures show that in the 12 months to September 2014, there were 41,195 landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs, an increase of 49% on the same 12 month period to Sept 2010. This would have seen an estimated 90,000 tenants lose their home.
  • The 11,100 landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs in the latest quarter (3-months to Sept 2014) was also the highest quarterly figure since 2000.
  • The number of claims issued for possession by landlords has also risen dramatically by 27% to over 170,000 in the 12 months to September 2014 when compared with the same period to Sept 2010.

 

Other housing facts:

  • The Government has presided over the lowest levels of housebuilding in peacetime since the 1920s.
  • The Government’s Bedroom Tax affects over 600,000 social tenants.
  • 9 million people, including over 1 million families, now rent from a private landlord.
  • Working people are £1,600 a year worse off under David Cameron’s government because for four years wages have lagged behind price rises.

To see what Labour’s shadow housing minister has to say about all this, give the party’s press site a visit.

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