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Repossession Orders: Warrington

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many orders for repossessions were (a) applied for and (b) granted to Warrington Borough Council or Golden Gates Housing in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (139929)

The following table shows the number of orders for landlord possession applied for and granted to Warrington Borough Council for each year since 2002. Golden Gates Housing has managed homes on behalf of Warrington Borough Council since 2004. It acts as the representative in possession orders applied for and granted in the name of Warrington Borough Council.

Number of possession orders1 applied for and granted to Warrington Borough Council, 2002-2006

Applied for

Granted to

2002

495

291

2003

314

287

2004

239

210

2005

263

185

2006

274

237

1 The court, following a judicial hearing, may grant an order for possession immediately. This entitles the claimant to apply for a warrant to have the defendant evicted. However, even where a warrant for possession is issued, the parties can still negotiate a compromise to prevent eviction.

These figures do not indicate how many properties have been repossessed through the courts, since not all orders result in the properties actually being repossessed.