Repossession capital

London has the highest rate of home repossessions in the UK, with Barking and Dagenham the hotspot

Ranking of home repossessions

Top 10 regions for most repossessions - ranked against the rate of claims per 1000 homes.

  • Barking and Dagenham, London - 8.44
  • Knowsley, North West - 7.20
  • Thurrock, East of England - 6.51
  • Lewisham, London - 6.46
  • Rossendale, North West - 6.46
  • Rochdale, North West - 6.41
  • Blackburn with Darwen, North West - 6.16
  • Burnley, North West - 6.11
  • Newham, London - 6.07
  • Luton, East of England - 6.00

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Rates of Repossession

Local Authority's with highest rates of repossession:

  • Durham and Tyneside
  • Northern England - as well as Derbyshire
  • West Midlands
  • Central England - including Northampton, Wellingborough and Milton Keyes
  • The Wash - South Holland, Peterborough and Fenland
  • East London and the Thames Estuary

Full report available here

Alarm at Repo rates

New figures show that homeowners in London face the highest risk of repossession in the country. A report by the homeless charity Shelter found repossession rates are twice as high in the capital compared to the national average.

Barking and Dagenham has more than three times as many repossession claims as the rest of the country, affecting one in every 37 homes.

Londoners at highest risk of home repossession

Row of houses in south London Credit: REUTERS/Toby Melville

New figures show that homeowners in London face the highest risk of repossession in the country.

A report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter reveals that repossession rates are twice as high in London compared to the national average.

The nations top hotspot, Barking and Dagenham, has more than three times as many possession claims than the rest of the country, given to 1 in every 37 homes.

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