Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Parliamentary Question : Tenants in Private Rented Sector hardly ever get their day in court

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for the unlawful eviction of an occupier and the unlawful harassment of an occupier under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 in England and Wales from 2004 to 2008 (latest available) is given in the following tables. Figures are provided by police force area as the Ministry of Justice court proceedings database does not hold details of offences by authority area.

Data for 2009 are planned for publication on 21 October 2010.
Court proceedings data held centrally in an aggregated format do not separately identify individual offences under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Similarly it is not possible to separately identify specified offences under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, and the Housing Act 2004.
Information under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 is not collated centrally by the Ministry of Justice.