18 Aug

Repossessions claim fall pleases NLA

Repossessions claim fall pleases NLA

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has suggested a fall in the number of repossession orders made against tenants is an indication that most tenancies are stable and well run.

NLA head of communications Simon Gordon said figures from the Ministry of Justice indicating a drop in the number of such cases was part of a trend that has existed since 2002 and is partly down to the lack of instances where landlords have had to take court action.

He stated: "The facts speak for themselves. Fewer and fewer landlords are going to court to issue possession claims against their tenants and even fewer are being granted possession orders."

Published on Friday, the figures showed that in the second quarter of the year there were 38,786 orders against tenants, compared with 40,860 in the first quarter.

It is the third year in a row that the second quarter has seen a fall in the number of such orders.

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