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Court sees more repossessions

PUBLISHED: 22:04 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 August 2010

by Will Davies The credit crunch has seen an unwelcome effect on the borough s homeowners after figures show a surge in repossession claims. According to the Ministry of Justice statistics, Willesden County Court has seen a 31 per cent in

by Will Davies

The credit crunch has seen an unwelcome effect on the borough's homeowners after figures show a surge in repossession claims.

According to the Ministry of Justice statistics, Willesden County Court has seen a 31 per cent increase in legal action with 130 out of the 247 applications pertaining to homes in Brent.

The bleak findings are predicted to see a rise in homeless families seeking help from the council.

John Egboche, manager of the tenancy protection team at Willesden County Court Advice and Law Advocacy Service (LAS) said: "We know that for the next couple of months we are going to be very busy."

However, a council spokesman said they were estimating just one per cent of people it accepted as homeless.

For further information on free services from the LAS call 020 8937 2772.

w.davies@archant.co.uk

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