The research explores the current rates of social housing evictions, reasons for the evictions, and the support provided to prevent the evictions across Wales.

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.

Reports

Understanding social evictions in Wales
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Social housing evictions: privacy notice
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Contact

Rhian Davies

Tel: 0300 025 6791

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099