Blackpool has highest number of repossessions

Michael Lloyd

January 14, 2020

Blackpool is home to the most repossessions in England and Wales, Sellhousefast.uk has found by analysing data from the Ministry of Justice.

From July to September 2019 Blackpool held 82.7 mortgage possession claims per 100,000 households which is a 96.4% increase on 2018.

This was followed by Slough at 59.6 and Thurrock at 56.7.

Mortgage possession claims increased by 42% year-on-year according to the data.

Robby Du Toit, managing director of Sellhousefast.uk, said: “There are resources available, should you face a possession claim or order.

“It’s daunting but imperative to seek guidance relative to your circumstance.

“Firstly, speak with a legal adviser and in turn, your lender.

“You can speak to your lender about your arrears at any point, even if they’ve started legal action.

“Communication – at all levels – is essential to avoid panic.”

Alternately, the three local authorities with the fewest mortgage possession claims were Broadland with 5.3 per 100,000 households, Woking at 4.8 and Maldon at 3.6.

The Isles of Scilly had no mortgage possession claims in this period.

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