Estimate by Citizens Advice puts figure at 141,000 tenants since 2015
Officers wrongly treat threats and violence by landlords as a civil matter, charity says
No fault evictions allow private landlords to turf tenants out without any reason. It’s legal but its use is on the rise.
A tribunal has ruled that a tenant must leave his 120ha (300-acre) farm near Skipton, North Yorkshire, after issuing a rare Certificate of Bad Husbandry.
The case, Yorke v Barron, was heard by the First Tier Property Chamber Tribunal at Skipton Law Courts in January, with the decision given on 28 February.
Fewer homes were repossessed last year than in any year since 1982 - but lenders are warning that mortgage rates will not always be so favourable.
A total of 7,700 UK homes were repossessed last year compared with 10,200 in 2015, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) show.
Squatters occupying a £15m mansion in London’s exclusive Belgravia have been evicted after after a two-hour standoff with bailiffs following a dawn raid on Wednesday.
About 30 squatters, including several anarchist activists, barricaded themselves inside the five-storey house in Eaton Square as bailiffs surrounded the building.
More than 100 households were evicted every day from rented homes in England last year, the latest figures show.
Some 39,723 homes were repossessed by bailiffs in the 12 months to September 2016 - equivalent to 108 per day, Ministry of Justice data says.
Tenants who are advised by local councils and advice agencies to ignore eviction notices could cost the average landlord almost £7,000.
A minority of agents remain unaware of their duties when it comes to tenant repairs requests, something which could invalidate landlords' ability to serve a Section 21 eviction notice in the future.
The number of households evicted from rental accommodation in England and Wales rose by 5% in the first three months of the year, while the repossession rate for home owners fell to a record low.
Seasonally adjusted figures from the Ministry of Justice show there were 10,732 repossessions of rented homes by bailiffs between January and March 2016, up from 10,253 in the final three months of 2015.
The number of tenants evicted from their homes by bailiffs reached a record high in 2015, according to official figures for England and Wales, which shows that 42,728 households in rented accommodation were forcibly removed.
Changes to the process of accelerated possession have put an end to so-called ‘seven day evictions’.
In reality there never was such a thing, says Paul Shamplina of evictions specialist firm Landlord Action.
Most landlords and agents make possession claims through the county court and these are enforced by county court bailiffs.
However, with a backlog of cases and a reduction of bailiffs, it can take several weeks for bailiffs to carry out an eviction.
The Supreme Court has ruled that rights to a private and family life need not get in the way of legitimate cases where agents, landlords and mortgage lenders need to reclaim possession of a rented home.
More than 148,000 renting households in England were put at risk of losing their home in the past year, equivalent to 350,000 renters, according to new research.
The figures from housing charity Shelter come from an analysis of statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Shelter identified 'home threat hotspots' across the country where renters face the greatest risk of losing their home, which comes as a result of the chronic shortage of affordable homes combined with crippling welfare cuts.
Enfield topped the list with one in 23 rented homes under threat of eviction. This was followed by Barking and Dagenham with one in 23, Havering with one in 27 and Croydon also with one in 27.
The number of households evicted from rental accommodation in England and Wales rose by 5% in the first three months of the year, while the repossession rate for homeowners fell to a record low.
The total number of evictions last year reached a record high of 42,728 according to data from the Ministry of Justice.
Whilst overall possession claims fell during the year to 148,043, the number of accelerated possession cases continued their upward trend reaching 37,663 in 2015, up 4.5 per cent on the previous year and up 10.5 per cent on 2013.
Now Paul Shamplina, founder of specialist eviction service Landlord Action, says the rise in evictions and use of Section 21 accelerated possession procedures is a stark insight into the severity of the UK’s housing shortage.
A letting agent who unlawfully evicted a tenant by changing the property’s locks and dumping the tenant’s possessions in bin bags in the garden, has been ordered by magistrates to pay £4,315.
Alan Croft, sole director of BestLet Property Management and Lettings in Cambridge, pleaded guilty to unlawfully depriving the resident of occupation of the premises under Section 1(2) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977.
The case concerned a tenant who had rented a room in a shared house which was managed by BestLet.
A rise in evictions in the private rented sector and the use of Section 21 accelerated possession procedures is a stark insight into the severity of the UK’s housing shortage, it is claimed.
It is also a reflection of the impact increased legislation is having on the private rented sector, according to Paul Shamplina, founder of specialist landlord possession services firm Landlord Action.
The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show that total evictions last year reached a record high of 42,728. Whilst overall possession claims fell during the year to 148,043, the number of accelerated possession cases continued their upward trend reaching 37,663 in 2015, up 4.5% on 2014 and up 10.5% on 2013.
A total of 42,728 households in rented accommodation in England and Wales were evicted by bailiffs in 2015, official figures show – the highest number since records began in 2000.
Housing campaigners blamed welfare cuts and the shortage of affordable homes for the 2% rise in repossessions over the year, revealed in figures from the Ministry of Justice. More than half the evictions are thought to have been by private landlords.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has criticised local councils for telling private tenants to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords and to wait for bailiffs to turn up before moving out.
The NLA says half (49%) of tenants who’ve been served with a section 21 notice by their private landlord say they have been told to ignore it by their local council or an advice agency such as Shelter or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB).
The Supreme Court has granted the Residential Landlords Association permission to intervene in a high-profile repossession case that could have far-reaching implications.
The McDonald v McDonald case concerns receivers acting for a bank which wants to repossess a property from a defaulting private sector landlord.
However, the landlord’s daughter is living in the property who is seeking to avoid being evicted by arguing that this would breach her human rights.
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