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- Statistics & Research
The possession action figures do not indicate how many homes have actually been repossessed as not all court orders result in repossession and repossessions can occur without a court order being made. However information on the number of warrants of possession and the number of repossessions by court bailiffs in Wales are also shown below.
- The numbers of mortgage possession claims issued and orders made in the county courts of Wales on an annual basis continued to decrease during 2014.
- During October to December 2014 there were 477 mortgage claims and 334 orders made, down by 42 per cent and by 46 per cent respectively on the same quarter of 2013 (2).
- On an annual basis, both the number of mortgage possession warrants and the number of mortgage repossessions by court bailiffs have been falling annually since 2008 and continued to decrease during 2014.
- During October to December 2014 there were 537 mortgage possession warrants given, down by 37 per cent on the same quarter of 2013. During this same period, mortgage repossessions by court bailiffs were down by 24 per cent (at 196) compared with the same quarter of 2013.
- Annually, both the numbers of landlord possession claims issued and orders made in the county courts of Wales had increased over the last two years. However, both showed a decrease during 2014.
- There were 1,287 landlord possession claims made during October to December 2014, down by 29 per cent on the same quarter of 2013. There were 1,042 landlord possession orders made during the quarter, which is a decrease of 33 per cent compared with October to December 2013.
- During October to December 2014, 76 per cent of claims and 76 per cent of orders were made on behalf of social landlords.
- On an annual basis, following increases from 2005 to 2012, both the number of landlord possession warrants and the number of landlord repossessions by court bailiffs increased slightly during 2013. During 2014, there was a decrease in the number of landlord possession warrants, but the number of landlord repossessions by court bailiffs increased.
- There were 667 landlord possession warrants issued in October to December quarter of 2014, down by 3 per cent on the same quarter of the previous year. The number of landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs was up by 2 per cent (297) on the same quarter of 2013.
(1) All figures shown are not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Not all court orders result in actual repossessions. More information on mortgage repossessions at a UK level is available from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
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