More homes were repossessed by landlords through 'Section 21' claims in Monmouthshire last year, new figures show.

New figures from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show four repossessions were made through 'accelerated possession orders' in Monmouthshire in the year to March – up from three the year before.

The number of repossessions through Section 21 has nearly doubled across England and Wales, rising from just over 4,026 in the year to March 2022 to 8,048 in 2022-23.

This has also topped the 7,742 recorded before the pandemic.

A recent investigation by ITV news found 4,500 Welsh households presented themselves as homeless in 2022 after receiving a Section 21 notice.