Dozens of claims filed for eviction of Bolton families since the end of the lockdown

Claimed to have occupied over 60 houses across the country bolt on The latest figures show since the end of the lockdown.

According to the Ministry of Justice, between July and September, 65 claims for possession of homes in Bolton were filed by mortgage lenders and landlords, of which 30 were approved.

It comes as claims and home occupants were taken over in England and Wales over the summer, following the end of the tenants’ eviction ban and the lifting of most. coronavirus Sanctions.

John Sparks, CEO of Crisis Charity, said: “More and more people who lost their jobs and their lives were turned upside down are now being forced into homelessness.

“As more cases make their way through the courts, we sadly expect this to increase still further.”

He said: “Last month the UK government announced a £65million winter aid package for renters, but with a million outstanding, this is well short of the £270million needed.

“It is unacceptable to see more people facing homelessness.”

Bolton’s total eviction claims were higher than 17 claims made in the same period in 2020, but lower than the 216 filed in 2019.

Of the claims filed in the three months to September, 45 were made by private and social landlords against tenants.

In England and Wales, 13,000 re-possession claims were submitted to county courts between July and September, a significant increase from 4,065 in the same period the previous year.

A UK government spokesman said: “These figures show a significant reduction compared to pre-pandemic levels, with a 64 per cent reduction in homeowner claims and a 59 per cent reduction in mortgage claims compared to the same quarter in 2019. .

“The actions we’ve taken since the start of the pandemic helped renters stay in their homes, with more than 8 million homes protected by pauses in court possession proceedings.”

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