Property evictions are still high in the Valencia Region, although the number has fallen in Alicante.

A total of 2,245 evictions were carried out in the second quarter of 2018 in the Valencia Region – a reduction of 1.8% from the same period in 2017, according to a report from the General Council of Judicial Power.

From this total, 1,212 corresponded to tenants being evicted from their home due to not being able to pay their rent – procedures related to the Law of Urban Rentals.

This figure is 7.1% higher than it was 12 months ago.

On the other hand, evictions related to mortgage repayment defaults fell 14.5% to 959. And the other 74 cases were the result of other causes.

The greatest number of evictions in the region took place in Valencia with 1,073. Defaulting on mortgage and rental payments were more or less the same here. This figure, however, is an increase of 7.7% when compared to figures from the same period in 2017.

A total of 839 evictions were executed in Alicante, 11.8% less than in 2017, and in Castellón the figure was 333, which is a reduction of 2.1%.

After Cataluña (4,170) and Andalucía (2,718), the Valencia Region is the third autonomous region with the greatest number of evictions between April and June this year in Spain.