Report: Renters put at risk
By: Jenny Pennington Published: June 2016
New analysis of government court statistics exploring the number of rented households put at risk of eviction in England over the past year at a local, regional and national level.
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Mercifully, low interest rates, pre-action protocols and support for homeowners are keeping the number of possession claims by mortgage lenders at relatively low levels.
However, welfare reforms, the growth of the private rented sector, the spiralling costs of renting and the shortage of affordable homes mean that hundreds of thousands of renters are being threatened with eviction each year.
Our new research explores the number of rented households put at risk of eviction in England over the past year at a local, regional and national level. It identifies areas where a high proportion of renters are at risk of losing their homes.