Housing cases in county courts

Judy Nixon, Caroline Hunter, Benita Wishart, Yvonne Smith

Over the last ten years there has been a dramatic increase in housing debt across all tenures, and possession actions currently make up a large part of county court work.

Research by a team at Sheffield Hallam University in ten county courts looked at borrowers' and tenants' experience of the court process, and the impact of participation at hearings on the outcome of 490 cases.

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