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Repossession by London boroughs

Total repossessions by county court bailiffs in London boroughs (2022 Q4 - 2023 Q3)

The most recent data reflects four quarters, up to Q3 of 2023. However, since evictions were paused during the pandemic, we have retained the 2019 data for reference.

In 2022/23, the rate of repossessions continued to remain lower than in 2019 across almost all boroughs, with the exception of Redbridge and Richmond upon Thames. However, as was the case before the pandemic, there were differences in the rate of repossessions between boroughs.

The highest rates of repossessions were recorded in Newham, with 3.53 repossessions per 1,000 households and Redbridge with 3.28 per 1,000 households. Newham had one of the highest rates of repossessions before the pandemic as well, with 4.50 repossessions per 1,000 respectively in 2019. The lowest rates of repossessions in 2022/23 were recorded in Southwark (0.55 per 1,000 households) and Camden (0.65 per 1,000 households). Camden also had one of the lowest repossession rates in 2019.

The average repossession rate in London in 2022/23 (1.88 per 1,000 households) was higher than the average for the rest of England (0.97 per 1,000 households). Almost all London boroughs had higher repossession rates than the average for the rest of England, with the exception of Richmond upon Thames, City of London, Islington, Camden and Southwark.