We are currently conducting a user consultation on these statistics. If you are interested in offering your views on this publication and future developments, the survey can be found here. This consultation will run until 14th November 2020.
The bulletin presents the latest statistics on the numbers of mortgage and landlord possession actions in the county courts of England and Wales. These statistics are a leading indicator of the number of properties to be repossessed and the only source of sub-national possession information. In addition to monitoring court workloads, they are used to assist in the development, monitoring and evaluation of policy both nationally and locally.
This release contains an additional annex related to coronavirus (COVID-19). This annex provides further detail of the early impact of COVID-19 related actions on possession actions in March 2020. Further analysis of the impact on possession claims will be provided in future publications.
A supporting document is included alongside the bulletin with background information on the mortgage court system, policy background, methodology used, a user guide to the data CSVs, and other useful sources of mortgage statistics.
Please note, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our capacity means we have not updated our Tableau data visualisation tool this quarter. The tool updated to Q4 2019 is still available.