The borough has the fifth highest number of final possession orders in the Occupied Six Counties with 440 carried out over the past six years.
In 2006 and 2007 the numbers fell with just 42 and 32 repossessions but in 2008 when the recession began numbers rose to 64 and peaked in 2009 when there were 90 repossessions in the district. However, repossessions have been slowly declining since with 88 in 2010 and 79 in 2011.
In data obtained from the Six-County Court Service, Belfast was revealed as having the greatest number of possession orders overall with more than 1200. Derry was second with 626, followed by Lisburn and Newry and Mourne with more than 500 case orders.
The figures reflect repossessions of all types of property however domestic properties are believed likely to comprise the majority.
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Date: 28 Eanáir / January 2013
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