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London has the UK's highest rate of eviction

By
Eddy Frankel
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Housing charity Shelter has been crunching the numbers on evictions among private tenants in the UK, and it’s not good news for London. By looking at Ministry of Justice possession claims between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016, it found that 148,000 households who are renting in England faced eviction in the last year alone. Shockingly, nine of the top ten worst boroughs for evictions, or ‘home-threat hotspots’, are in London. Enfield came out worst with 2,314 households at risk, roughly one in 23 in the borough. Shelter says that the chronic housing shortage is being negatively impacted by welfare reforms, but the government says that’s ‘misleading’. London, eh? At least the weather’s good.

Here's the full list of the top home-threat hotspots:

1. Enfield: 2,314 (1 in 23)
2. Barking And Dagenham: 1,647 (1 in 23)
3. Havering: 939 (1 in 27)
4. Croydon: 2,220 (1 in 27)
5. Ealing: 2,165 (1 in 28)
6. Luton: 1,074 (1 in 28)
7. Brent: 2,243 (1 in 29)
8. Hillingdon: 1,324 (1 in 29)
9. Bexley: 867 (1 in 29)
10. Newham: 2,414 (1 in 30)

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