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Mortgage possession orders

Key points

  • In 2014/15 a total of 1,465 mortgage possession orders were issued in London, a fraction of the 8,500 peak in 2006/07. These orders are granted by the court following a judicial hearing and permit the immediate possession of a property.
  • In 2006/07 there were 7.9 mortgage possession orders for every 1,000 households with a mortgage, a level which has consistently fallen and now stands at 1.6 orders for every 1,000 households. Before this peak levels of mortgage possession orders in London were generally higher than for the rest of England, but for the last five years they have been largely equal.

Mortgage possession orders

What does this graph show?

The graph shows the trend in outright possession orders for mortgaged properties. These are granted by the court following a judicial hearing and permit the immediate possession of a property. In 2014/15 a total of 1,465 mortgage possession orders were issued in London, a fraction of the 8,500 peak in 2006/07. At the time this amounted to 7.9 mortgage possessions orders for every 1,000 households with a mortgage, a level which has consistently fallen and now stands at 1.6. Before this peak levels of mortgage possession orders in London were generally higher than for the rest of England, but for the last five years they have been largely equal.

Data used

Mortgage and Landlord Possession Statistics; MOJ and English Housing Survey, DCLG.

Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015