Monday, 19 June 2017

Call To Cut Cost Of Evictions

Government figures show 19,601 tenants were evicted by UK social landlords over 2016 – over 1,600 a month. The figures, from the Ministry of Justice, confirm that in England and Wales alone, 79,000 claims for possession were lodged with the courts, with 60% of which were from the social sector. In court fees alone, this resulted in a spend of £28m. With homelessness acceptances in England increasing to 59,250 last year one of the UK’s leading housing and support services companies says the approach of social landlords to sanctions against tenants can play a pivotal role in prevention – while at the same time significantly reducing spiralling escalation and possession costs. Read more on 24housing.

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