More households at risk of losing homes in Blackburn

More households at risk of losing homes in Blackburn

More households at risk of losing homes in Blackburn

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MORE households are at risk of losing their home in Blackburn and Darwen than anywhere else in East Lancashire, according to new figures.

Homeless charity Shelter has revealed that 675 repossession claims were made in the towns last year.

The figures also show that Blackburn With Darwen is the eighth worst area for repossessions in the north west and the 50th worst in the country.

The boss of housing and neighbourhoods in Black-burn with Darwen, Coun Yusuf Jan-Virmani, said: “I hope that the figures come down during the next year. We have been monitoring this for a number of years and (the figure) partly comes from our work with other neighbouring councils.

"We have to move people around between regions and that’s where the high number comes from. It’s certainly not a major issue in this area.” Burnley is 28th worst in the north west and 197th in the country, with 256 reposs-ession claims last year.

Hyndburn is ranked at 20 in the region with 294 claims in over the last four quarters and is 111th worst in the country. Pendle is 29th worst in the region with 232 claims, while the Ribble Valley is ranked 39th with 70 claims.

Pendle and the Ribble Valley are ranked 208th and 321st worst respectively in the UK.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Eighty-one households at risk of losing their home every day is 81 too many.

“Each one of these will have had their lives turned upside down by this experience.” The research, based on Ministry of Justice data, found that in the last year more than 29,700 homes in the north west were at risk of eviction or repossession - the equivalent of 81 every day. People are most likely to face losing their home in Salford and Halton.

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4:20pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -11

5:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

shytalk says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then? shytalk
  • Score: 27

5:38pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
Prat!
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]Prat! ikap22
  • Score: 14

6:56pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

ikap22 wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
Prat!
nob!
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]Prat![/p][/quote]nob! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -17

6:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -3

7:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Interest rates will rise very soon so I hope people are allowing for the change in mortgage payments that will be coming.
Interest rates will rise very soon so I hope people are allowing for the change in mortgage payments that will be coming. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 14

8:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Okay then shytalk, lets breakdown what you say :

1. Poverty wages, zero hours contracts. Answ=. They should not of got mortgages unless they have a good payed secure job. That is their own fault.

2. Redundancy, illness. Answ= should have adequate insurance to cover both eventualities. That's their own fault.

So doggydog has a valid point perhaps beer, sky, fags ect may be a factor.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Okay then shytalk, lets breakdown what you say : 1. Poverty wages, zero hours contracts. Answ=. They should not of got mortgages unless they have a good payed secure job. That is their own fault. 2. Redundancy, illness. Answ= should have adequate insurance to cover both eventualities. That's their own fault. So doggydog has a valid point perhaps beer, sky, fags ect may be a factor. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -2

8:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?
Yea in your case, you knob bed!!
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?[/p][/quote]Yea in your case, you knob bed!! ikap22
  • Score: 4

11:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

burner says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Okay then shytalk, lets breakdown what you say :

1. Poverty wages, zero hours contracts. Answ=. They should not of got mortgages unless they have a good payed secure job. That is their own fault.

2. Redundancy, illness. Answ= should have adequate insurance to cover both eventualities. That's their own fault.

So doggydog has a valid point perhaps beer, sky, fags ect may be a factor.
I agree this time.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Okay then shytalk, lets breakdown what you say : 1. Poverty wages, zero hours contracts. Answ=. They should not of got mortgages unless they have a good payed secure job. That is their own fault. 2. Redundancy, illness. Answ= should have adequate insurance to cover both eventualities. That's their own fault. So doggydog has a valid point perhaps beer, sky, fags ect may be a factor.[/p][/quote]I agree this time. burner
  • Score: 5

12:26am Fri 15 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

ikap22 wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?
Yea in your case, you knob bed!!
What's a knob bed? Are you referring to 2 for 5 p?
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?[/p][/quote]Yea in your case, you knob bed!![/p][/quote]What's a knob bed? Are you referring to 2 for 5 p? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 0

12:43am Fri 15 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

woolywords wrote:
Way to go LT, you've poisoned the whole area with your article..
Am referring that article to the PCC...
..
You've stopped any chance of that man receiving a fair trial here.
I scream, change of venue, with sanctions against LT.
...
refer to your lawyers.
You have tainted the jury pool, disavowing that man, a fair trial.
Am not concerned with his guilt.
But, I am a fair man, he will have his day in court.
And for you to taint it here..
imagine my swear words, after years in the army.
I don't want nor need this,
you don't do that!
It's just not right, ever.
Take your pills and hit the bed, you need it.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Way to go LT, you've poisoned the whole area with your article.. Am referring that article to the PCC... .. You've stopped any chance of that man receiving a fair trial here. I scream, change of venue, with sanctions against LT. ... refer to your lawyers. You have tainted the jury pool, disavowing that man, a fair trial. Am not concerned with his guilt. But, I am a fair man, he will have his day in court. And for you to taint it here.. imagine my swear words, after years in the army. I don't want nor need this, you don't do that! It's just not right, ever.[/p][/quote]Take your pills and hit the bed, you need it. ikap22
  • Score: 1

12:44am Fri 15 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get!
So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?
Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?
Yea in your case, you knob bed!!
What's a knob bed? Are you referring to 2 for 5 p?
Actually referring to doggydog.
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Priorities! Beer,Sky tv, Mobile phones, Cars,Holidays fags or roof over the head? It may not apply in some cases but the ones that do deserve everything they get![/p][/quote]So it's nothing to do with poverty wages, zero hours contracts, redundancy,and illness then?[/p][/quote]Can you read where it says"it may not apply in some cases"?[/p][/quote]Yea in your case, you knob bed!![/p][/quote]What's a knob bed? Are you referring to 2 for 5 p?[/p][/quote]Actually referring to doggydog. ikap22
  • Score: 1

1:13am Fri 15 Aug 14

woolywords says...

ikap,
imagine, am defending you...
you think that what they wrote, defends your anonymity, as a defendant?
want me to allow that?
Now have a think about that..
and stop thinking that Wooly is a complete plank..
you want all of that known about you, pre-trial?
I don't think so..
...
I will rant and rail, as is my right, against all of you,
but, know this..
this man has had his rights taken away.
And it is my right, and yours, to scream the injustice of it.
Any man, whether I love him or not, has the right to a fair trial.
And I stand by that, no matter your creed nor colour.
You are entitled, under English Law, a free and fair trial.
This man is named here, whilst under due process,
that cannot be right.
And, whilst charged with one offence, is named in others,
where he isn't convicted yet.
...
Let's throw away the courts, and hang him now..
...
We can give a pardon later,
30 years from now.
Not like we've ever done it before.
...
You good with that?
Don't ask me..
am the village idiot here,
you make your own mind up.
...
tonight, Friday, is a good time to do it..
he got bail..
ikap, imagine, am defending you... you think that what they wrote, defends your anonymity, as a defendant? want me to allow that? Now have a think about that.. and stop thinking that Wooly is a complete plank.. you want all of that known about you, pre-trial? I don't think so.. ... I will rant and rail, as is my right, against all of you, but, know this.. this man has had his rights taken away. And it is my right, and yours, to scream the injustice of it. Any man, whether I love him or not, has the right to a fair trial. And I stand by that, no matter your creed nor colour. You are entitled, under English Law, a free and fair trial. This man is named here, whilst under due process, that cannot be right. And, whilst charged with one offence, is named in others, where he isn't convicted yet. ... Let's throw away the courts, and hang him now.. ... We can give a pardon later, 30 years from now. Not like we've ever done it before. ... You good with that? Don't ask me.. am the village idiot here, you make your own mind up. ... tonight, Friday, is a good time to do it.. he got bail.. woolywords
  • Score: -4

1:36am Fri 15 Aug 14

sue@croft says...

Town hall don't care, nobody is interested in helping, I have arrears for my 3 bedroom property, through no-one listening to me,I can't move into a smaller property because I have arrears. It's a vicious circle.
Town hall don't care, nobody is interested in helping, I have arrears for my 3 bedroom property, through no-one listening to me,I can't move into a smaller property because I have arrears. It's a vicious circle. sue@croft
  • Score: 6

9:49am Fri 15 Aug 14

Cimbri says...

Can't the Town Hall rent out a few rooms from those empty offices?
Can't the Town Hall rent out a few rooms from those empty offices? Cimbri
  • Score: 5

9:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

Cimbri says...

My mate lives in Bowland House..
He mops the floor..
Gets in the lift and mops that...
Then gets out, mops that..
gets in the lift..
gets out, mops that..
He's a right mop it, my mate!
My mate lives in Bowland House.. He mops the floor.. Gets in the lift and mops that... Then gets out, mops that.. gets in the lift.. gets out, mops that.. He's a right mop it, my mate! Cimbri
  • Score: 0

10:44am Fri 15 Aug 14

woolywords says...

Let's do this..
When the council considers planning apps, do they ever wonder where the single people live?
All this 3, 4, 5 and 6 bed homes..
Not a single mention of the wannabe alone, by myself home..
It's as if they don't care about the now, nor the tomorrow..
Where little kids of now, become the singleys of tomorrow.
Let's do this.. When the council considers planning apps, do they ever wonder where the single people live? All this 3, 4, 5 and 6 bed homes.. Not a single mention of the wannabe alone, by myself home.. It's as if they don't care about the now, nor the tomorrow.. Where little kids of now, become the singleys of tomorrow. woolywords
  • Score: 4

11:27am Fri 15 Aug 14

GracesDad says...

Us Brits seem to be obsessed with home ownership. No other country in Europe seems to have such a high rate of home ownership so it begs the question: What is this obsession with buying as opposed to renting?

It's clear that, based on the information above, many families have bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking out a mortgage. This may suggest that many have bought houses that were beyond their means. I suggest that the folk that can't afford to pay their mortgages bite the bullet and move into much cheaper rented accommadation and deal with it.
Us Brits seem to be obsessed with home ownership. No other country in Europe seems to have such a high rate of home ownership so it begs the question: What is this obsession with buying as opposed to renting? It's clear that, based on the information above, many families have bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking out a mortgage. This may suggest that many have bought houses that were beyond their means. I suggest that the folk that can't afford to pay their mortgages bite the bullet and move into much cheaper rented accommadation and deal with it. GracesDad
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Fri 15 Aug 14

thirdeyevision says...

Who needs a mortgage, when you rather have fags, booze n a nice holiday to benidorm... woop woop
Who needs a mortgage, when you rather have fags, booze n a nice holiday to benidorm... woop woop thirdeyevision
  • Score: 0

3:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

burner says...

GracesDad wrote:
Us Brits seem to be obsessed with home ownership. No other country in Europe seems to have such a high rate of home ownership so it begs the question: What is this obsession with buying as opposed to renting?

It's clear that, based on the information above, many families have bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking out a mortgage. This may suggest that many have bought houses that were beyond their means. I suggest that the folk that can't afford to pay their mortgages bite the bullet and move into much cheaper rented accommadation and deal with it.
Wise words
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: Us Brits seem to be obsessed with home ownership. No other country in Europe seems to have such a high rate of home ownership so it begs the question: What is this obsession with buying as opposed to renting? It's clear that, based on the information above, many families have bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to taking out a mortgage. This may suggest that many have bought houses that were beyond their means. I suggest that the folk that can't afford to pay their mortgages bite the bullet and move into much cheaper rented accommadation and deal with it.[/p][/quote]Wise words burner
  • Score: 1

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