The research explores the current rates of social housing evictions, reasons for the evictions, and the support provided to prevent the evictions across Wales.
This is the latest release
The research found that:
- social eviction levels have remained stable over recent years with variations between landlords across Wales
- for some landlords, there is little difference between the number of possession claims/warrants and the number of eventual evictions, for others they issue many possession claims/warrants relative to the number of actual evictions
- rent arrears is reported by participants as the biggest reason for evictions and the threat of evictions, usually overlaying complex issues
- respondents suggest that the sub-groups of tenants most at risk of evictions are: young; single males; and those of working age
- a large proportion of social housing landlords are moving toward more holistic models of working with tenants
- tenant engagement is seen as key in preventing evictions
- although there is a lot of good practice, there is still bad practice with a discrepancy between what is happening ‘on the ground’ and current policy.
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