Households at Risk of Eviction in England
A recent report from the Charity Shelter used various data and analysis exploring the number of rented households put at risk of eviction in England over the past year at a local, regional and national level.
Their analysis shows that there are ‘hotspots’ of eviction, where as many as one in every 23 renting households were put at risk in the past year. London local authorities dominate the list, but they reported this is not just a London problem.
In total 148, 039 renting households across England received a possession claim in the last twelve months–equivalent to around 350,000 people put at risk of losing their home.
They report that hundreds of thousands of renters are being threatened with eviction each year, some of the reasons given are welfare reforms, the growth of the private rented sector and the spiralling costs of renting.
Shelter helps 4 million people a year fight bad housing and homelessness through its online, telephone and face to face services.
To read the report in full click here