Social Housing Repossessions Grow

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Social housing provides low rent living solutions to those who cannot afford housing on the private market. Social landlords tend to be councils or housing associations.

Interested in social housing, Sell House Fast analysed the latest statistics from Gov.uk to discover how many social housing repossessions have occurred in 25 major cities across England and Wales during the first half of this year (January – June 2019).

In addition to this, see if the social housing repossessions figures from January – June 2019 have increased or decreased in contrast to January – June 2018 for each of the considered cities.

Sell House Fast found that London had the highest number of social housing repossessions between January – June 2019 at 1,291 – the equivalent of 4 social housing repossessions a day in the capital. A 5% decrease in comparison to January – June 2018, where there were 1,365 social housing repossessions.

Thereafter, Birmingham experienced 295 social housing repossessions in the first half of 2019, a 10% increase from January – June 2018 (267).

In third position, Sheffield had 144 cases of social housing repossessions in six months, a 5% decrease in comparison to January – June 2018 (152).

Notably, Liverpool (135) and Manchester (115) are the other two cities which have had more than 100 social housing repossessions between January – June 2019.

In Wales, Cardiff (58) had more social housing repossessions than Swansea (55).

On the other end, Cambridge had only 8 social housing repossessions. Just above, Blackpool had slightly more social housing repossessions at 10.

From the 25 major cities considered in England and Wales, there was a grand total of 2,880 social housing repossessions in the time period of January – June 2019.

Cities in England and Wales Total Number of Social Housing Repossessions (Jan – Jun 2019) Total Number of Social Housing Repossessions (Jan – Jun 2018) % Increase or Decrease from Jan – Jun 2018 to Jan – Jun 2019
London 1,291 1,365 5% decrease
Birmingham 295 267 10% increase
Sheffield 144 152 5% decrease
Liverpool 135 121 12% increase
Manchester 115 82 40% increase
Coventry 96 112 14% decrease
Leeds 87 142 39% decrease
Stoke-on-Trent 70 79 11% decrease
Sunderland 64 62 3% increase
Cardiff 58 32 81% increase
Nottingham 55 66 17% decrease
Swansea 55 59 7% decrease
Leicester 54 50 8% increase
Bristol 49 55 11% decrease
Wolverhampton 49 51 4% decrease
Southampton 46 45 2% increase
Newcastle upon Tyne 43 38 13% increase
Norwich 37 47 21% decrease
Plymouth 28 16 75% increase
Northampton 28 36 22% decrease
Oxford 28 17 65% increase
Portsmouth 19 25 24% decrease
Brighton 16 14 14% increase
Blackpool 10 11 9% decrease
Cambridge 8 12 33% decrease
TOTAL 2,880 2,956 3% overall decrease

 

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