Repossession by London borough

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020

Total repossessions by county court bailiffs in London boroughs (2019)

The rate of court-order home repossessions varies significantly between London boroughs.

The boroughs with the highest rates of repossessions are:

  • Newham (3.39 per 1,000 households - 87% higher than the London average);
  • Barking and Dagenham (3.22 per 1,000 households - 78% higher than the London average); and
  • Greenwich (2.96 per 1,000 households - 64% higher than the London average).

Whilst the boroughs with the lowest rates of repossessions are:

  • The City of London (0.58 per 1,000 households - a third of the London average);
  • Richmond upon Thames (0.59 per 1,000 households - a third or the London average); and
  • Camden (0.75 per 1,000 households - 41% of the London average).

All but six London boroughs have repossession rates higher than the average in the rest of England, excluding London.