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Repossession Orders: Eastbourne

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many orders for repossession were (a) applied for and (b) granted to Eastbourne borough council in each of the last 10 years. (141888)

I have been asked to reply.

The following table shows the number of orders for landlord possession applied for and granted to Eastbourne borough council for each year since 2001, the earliest year for which we have consistent data.

Number of landlord possession orders1 applied for and granted to Eastbourneborough council, 2001-06

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Eastbourne borough council

Applied for

39

44

84

48

66

102

Granted to

22

38

57

52

43

74

England and Wales (Thousands)

Applied for

175

177

159

154

144

134

Granted to

116

118

107

102

97

89

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.