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|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||43||38||13% increase|
|TOTAL||2,880||2,956||3% overall decrease|