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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Possession orders by main reason and year

Archived (English only) – No longer updated.

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Tenancy 1[Filter]
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Landlord 3[Filter]
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Possessions 2
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[Collapse]All possession orders5,6205,8425,0585,0785,6484,8944,4224,2743,8153,416
All possession orders[Collapse]Suspended and postponed possession orders4,0034,2433,5023,3973,9653,2522,6422,7252,5342,188
Suspended and postponed possession ordersSuspended possession orders[Collapse]Total4,0034,2433,5023,3973,9651,2434764851,6811,708
Anti-social behaviour30283831383417291548
Postponed possession orders[Collapse]Total.....1,3562,1662,240853480
Anti-social behaviour.....1353499
[Collapse]Outright possession ordersOutright possession orders[Collapse]Total1,6171,5991,5561,6811,6831,6421,7801,5491,2811,228
Anti-social behaviour3843717264598910384106


HOUS1701: Possession orders

Statistical Directorate, Welsh Government

Last update: 16th December 2011
Was added to StatsWales: 16th December 2011
Next Update: No longer updated.
Will be added to StatsWales: None planned, data collection ended with 2010-11
Source: Possessions and Evictions Data Collection, Welsh Government

The information presented here covers possession orders and eviction warrants obtained against tenants of social landlords (local authorities and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)) in Wales.

The information is collected to establish the number of possession orders and eviction warrants obtained by social landlords across Wales and the number of tenants who are forced to leave their home as a result. The information is used in order to monitor trends over time in the level and types of legal action taken by social landlords against their tenants as well as the reasons for the action.

Possession orders can be granted by the courts following a judicial hearing. Eviction warrants can only be applied for once a possession order has been granted but parties can still negotiate a compromise to prevent eviction.

Local authorities and Registered Social Landlords have been asked for the purposes of completing this statistical inquiry to decide if the main reason for seeking a possession order was anti-social behaviour by the tenant or members of their household.

For further information, please see <a href= target=_blank> Statistical Release: Social Landlords Possession and Evictions, 2010-11, </a>

Housing, Possessions, Evictions, Orders, Tenancy, Arrears, Anti-social behaviour