Survey results of how people use the Welsh language published
Today the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner published the results of the Welsh Language Use Survey 2013-15.
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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 have been falling annually since 2008.
- During July to September 2015 there were 359 mortgage possession claims and 233 mortgage possession orders made, down by 47 per cent and by 54 per cent, respectively, on the same quarter of 2014 (2).
- Mortgage possession warrants and repossessions by court bailiffs have also generally been falling annually since 2008.
- During July to September 2015, there were 472 mortgage possession warrants given; down by 33 per cent on the same quarter of 2014. During this same period, mortgage repossessions by court bailiffs decreased by 44 per cent (to 129).
- Following increases in both landlord possession claims issued and orders made over the two years to 2013 both showed a decrease during 2014.
- There were 1,479 landlord possession claims made during July to September 2015, and increase of 2 per cent on the same quarter of 2014. There were 1,189 landlord possession orders made during the quarter, down 3 per cent compared with July to September 2014.
- During July to September 2015, 74 per cent of claims and 77 per cent of orders were made on behalf of social landlords.
- Following increases in both landlord possession warrants and repossessions by court bailiffs during 2013 there was a slight decrease in landlord warrants during 2014 whilst landlord repossessions increased.
- There were 656 landlord possession warrants issued in July to September 2015, down 3 per cent on the same quarter of 2014. The number of landlord repossessions by county court bailiffs was down by 1 per cent (to 332) on the same quarter of 2014.
- During July to September 2015, 83 per cent of all landlord possession warrants and 76 per cent of all landlord repossessions were made on behalf of social landlords.
(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).
(3) Please note that figures for July to September 2015 are currently provisional.
The bulletin and accompanying tables are available on the Ministry of Justice website
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