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|Number of mortgage( 1) and landlord( 2, 3) possession actions in Eastbourne county court by each month, 2007 to 2008( 4)|
|Mortgage possession||Landlord possession|
|Eastbourne||HMCS South East||Eastbourne||HMCS South East|
|Claims issued||Orders made( 5, 6, 7)||Claims issued||Orders made( 5, 6, 7)||Claims issued||Orders made( 5, 6, 7)||Claims issued||Orders made( 5, 6, 7)|
|(1) Includes all types of mortgage lenders.|
(2 )Includes all types of landlord whether social or private.
(3 )Landlord actions include those made under both standard and accelerated procedures. Landlord actions via the accelerated procedure enables the orders to be made solely on the basis of written evidence for shorthold tenancies, when the fixed period of tenancy has come to an end.
(4 )Figures for the latest month are provisional.
(5 )The court, following a judicial hearing, may grant an order for possession immediately. This entitles the claimant to apply for a warrant to have the defendant evicted. However, even where a warrant for possession is issued, the parties can still negotiate a compromise to prevent eviction.
(6 )Includes outright and suspended orders, the latter being where the court grants the claimant possession but suspends the operation of the order. Provided the defendant complies with the terms of suspension, which usually require the defendant to pay the current mortgage or rent instalments plus some of the accrued arrears, the possession order cannot be enforced.
(7 )The rollout of the Possession Claim On-Line (PCOL) system in late 2006 has affected the availability of court-level data. Only those county courts which do not have direct on site access to PCOL were affected. Consequently, upward adjustments have been applied which estimate the effects of the missing data. The figures for Eastbourne court are adjusted at Her Majesty Courts Service (HMCS,) regional level, which for Eastbourne is the south east.
(8 )The Mortgage Pre Action Protocol for possession claims relating to mortgage or home purchase arrears was introduced in November 2008. In the short term, it has led to substantial fall in the number of new possession claims. More details are available in the recent repossession action bulletin available on Ministry of Justice website.
Ministry of Justice
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in each of the last 10 years. 
Bridget Prentice: Figures for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields constituency are not available. However, statistics on mortgage and landlord possession orders for London county courts (1987 to 2008) are available via the Ministry of Justice website at:
The civil procedure rules state that all claims for the repossession of land must be commenced in the district in which the land is situated. However, geographical boundaries of county courts may not necessarily be consistent with other administrative or constituency boundaries. Repossession orders made at Wandsworth county court may therefore relate to properties in other constituencies besides Putney, Roehampton and Southfields.
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