UK Repossession Hot Spots

By March 16, 2010House Repossession

The Government has put in place a comprehensive range of support for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages.

These include:repossession-hotspots

• Extending free face-to-face debt advice services;

• Tightening the rules so lenders must show greater tolerance and understanding to those in arrears, and must prove they have exhausted every possible option before seeking repossession

• Help with mortgage interest payments through schemes including Homeowner Mortgage Support and the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme; and

• For the most vulnerable families, the backstop Mortgage Rescue Scheme.

Repossession Hot Spots

According to the government, the following 86 repossession hotspots have been identified as being at greater risk due to higher levels of unemployment and repossession court orders:

• Basildon
• Bolsover
• Broxbourne
• Bury
• Coventry
• Darlington
• Dartford
• Dudley
• Enfield
• Erewash
• Gateshead
• Gloucester
• Gravesham
• Harlow
• Ipswich
• Kirklees
• Lambeth
• Leeds
• Leicester
• Mansfield
• Medway
• Milton Keynes
• NE Lincolnshire
• Redbridge
• Slough
• Southend-on-sea
• Stevenage
• Thanet
• Wakefield
• West Lancashire
• Barking and Dagenham
• Corby
• Knowsley
• Salford
• Newham
• Walsall
• Redditch
• Halton
• Sandwell
• Wolverhampton
• Nottingham
• Birmingham
• Manchester
• Bolton
• Liverpool
• Sunderland
• Reading
• Wigan
• Swindon
• Northampton
• Kingston-upon-Hull
• Cannock Chase
• Barnsley
• Derwentside
• Doncaster
• Easington
• Luton
• Middlesbrough
• North Lincolnshire
• Nuneaton and Bedworth
• Oldham
• Peterborough
• Rochdale
• Rotherham
• Sedgefield
• South Tyneside
• Stockton-on-Tees
• Stoke-on-Trent
• Tameside
• Tamworth
• Wear Valley
• Wellingborough
• Ashfield
• Blackburn with Darwen
• Blackpool
• Blyth Valley
• Bradford
• Burnley
• Chester-le-Street
• Croydon
• Greenwich
• Lewisham
• Rossendale
• South Holland
• Thurrock
• Waltham Forest

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • MALCOLM KIRKALDIE says:

    Not surprising when people are not allowed to have family help them and take on the suits for the mortgage companies. It is appalling that Shelter could not help. Is it not a disgrace that a person gets kicked out of a house for daring to get Cancer…twice – and this very mortgage company took £28,000 for the privilege and has not even given the breakdown of the costs?

  • ronld garratt says:

    I have sold my house and have had searches carried out on a repossession before another prospective buyer simply outbidded myself for the property. I am looking for a 3 bed repossession in the bloxwich, great wyrley, pelsall, essington, cheslyn hay areas of walsall up to about £120000. I have to move quickly as my buyer wants to move at the end of may

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