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NW Homeowners Face Weekly Eviction Threats

500 households per week risk losing their homes in Manchester and Salford

Written by . Published on May 27th 2014.


NW Homeowners Face Weekly Eviction Threats
 

MORE THAN 30,000 homes in the North West are at risk of eviction or repossession - equivalent to 582 households threatened every week, according to new figures released by Shelter.

The housing charity revealed residents are most likely to face losing their home in Salford, followed by Manchester, Halton and Oldham.
“People are hearing that the economy is recovering, but we’re seeing the reality that many families across the country are still battling to keep their heads above water and keep their homes. "

The research is based on data recorded by the Ministry of Justice over the last financial year, showing many homeowners and private or social renters have received a possession notice for their home. 
  
Shelter predicts that with the majority of families already struggling month to month with their housing costs and interest rates set to rise, many could soon hit danger levels.
 
Overall results show Newham in London is the place in England where households are most likely to face losing their home.
London boroughs – where house prices are highest and affordable housing is in particularly short supply – dominate the list, but Nottingham (the number one hotspot outside of London with 1 in every 54 homes at risk), Peterborough (1 in 60) and Salford, which has the highest number of homes under threat in the North West, (1 in 60) also feature in the top 20.
 
Table showing possession claims in the North West of England;

Region/ local authority
National rank out of 325 (by rate of possession claims)
Rank within region by rate of possession claims
Number of mortgage  and landlord possession claims, 2013/14
Rate of possession claims - 1 in x households
 
 
 
 
 
North West
 
 
30,272
1 in 99
 
 
 
 
 
Salford
20
1
1,717
1 in 60
Manchester
23
2
3,356
1 in 61
Halton UA
28
3
835
1 in 64
Oldham
32
4
1,298
1 in 69
Liverpool
40
5
2,885
1 in 72
St Helens
42
6
1,054
1 in 72
West Lancashire
53
7
578
1 in 79
Knowsley
56
8
768
1 in 80
Tameside
60
9
1,119
1 in 85
Rochdale
67
10
984
1 in 89
Blackburn with Darwen UA
70
11
632
1 in 91
Chorley
71
12
487
1 in 92
Bolton
79
13
1,180
1 in 99
Preston
80
14
575
1 in 100
Bury
81
15
780
1 in 100
Wirral
96
16
1,337
1 in 105
Stockport
97
17
1,153
1 in 106
Sefton
100
18
1,103
1 in 107
Wigan
104
19
1,261
1 in 108
Hyndburn
112
20
308
1 in 111
Blackpool UA
113
21
576
1 in 112
Warrington UA
139
22
689
1 in 124
Copeland
160
23
224
1 in 136
Cheshire West and Chester UA
177
24
996
1 in 142
Burnley
187
25
252
1 in 149
Rossendale
189
26
193
1 in 151
Barrow-in-Furness
203
27
197
1 in 158
Allerdale
206
28
266
1 in 159
Trafford
207
29
593
1 in 159
South Ribble
209
30
287
1 in 161
Pendle
213
31
230
1 in 162
Fylde
215
32
214
1 in 163
Carlisle
219
33
294
1 in 164
Lancaster
221
34
351
1 in 165
Cheshire East UA
232
35
944
1 in 169
Wyre
293
36
211
1 in 224
South Lakeland
309
37
186
1 in 250
Eden
318
38
82
1 in 281
Ribble Valley
322
39
77
1 in 312
 
Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: “People are hearing that the economy is recovering, but we’re seeing the reality that many families across the country are still battling and keep their homes. Just one thing such as a job loss or serious illness can tip any of us in to a downward spiral.
 

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