Evictions in the Balearic Islands for not paying the mortgage or rent fall 34 percent in six years

The number of evictions in the Balearic Islands due to non-payment of mortgages or rents has been reduced by 34 percent in six years. The Islands have a ratio of 0.28 evictions per thousand inhabitants, according to data from the General Council of the Judiciary made public the same day that Pedro Sánchez announced a new moratorium on evictions that affect tenants of large landowners or public entities.

The number of evictions carried out by Balearic courts by imago de mortgages o de rentals in the fourth quarter of 2020, it reached 421 launches, which implies a variation of the -0.94 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year, according to the study ‘The effects of the economic crisis on judicial bodies’ published by the Statistical Section of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).

The variation, however, is 34.4 percent in relation to the launches produced by the same causes in the same period of 2014, year of the recent sequence in which there were more evictions in the islands with a total of 642. Since that year, the launches by non-payment of mortgages or rents has been gradually reduced: 623 in the fourth quarter of 2015, 557 in 2016, 505 in 2017 and 443 in 2018.

Failure to pay the rental It is the most common cause for the court to decide on the launch. This circumstance occurred in the 87 percent of cases of evictions registered in the Balearic Islands in the last four months of 2020.

Despite the drastic reduction in cases, the Balearic Islands maintains the first position in percentage of evictions per population with 0.28 cases per 1,000 inhabitants. The Canary Islands follow with 0.24 cases, a figure between one and two tenths higher than those registered in Asturias, Cantabria, The Rioja Y Murcia. For its part, Basque Country Y Estremadura they are at the opposite extreme with only 0.08 launches per thousand inhabitants.

The data made public by the CGPJ has coincided with the announcement of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, to extend the moratorium of evictions without alternative housing in rent, moratorium or condonation partial for tenants from large holders or public entities and the mechanisms for the cancellation and extraordinary extension of rental contracts.

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