The eviction procedures have decreased by 14% in the first quarter.

The eviction procedures started in the Spanish courts in the first quarter of the year reached 21.272, 13,9% less than on the same period of 2012, according to the statistic presented today by the General Council of the Judiciary.

According to the report, that attributes this descent to the approval of the Code of Good Banking Practices, the region with more evictions was Andalusia, that represents 22,5% on the total, followed by Catalonia (21,4%), Valencian region (13,2%) and Madrid (10,1%). It also states that the number of evictions reached 16.521 in the first three months of the year, 15,8% less than in 2012, 10.074 of which (23,3% less) ended positively.

According to the General Council, the causes for this reduction are in the Law with Measures for Procedural Improvement, which enables the handing out of the property to the court, without diverting it to the common services. Also the royal decree-law of Measures to reinforce the protection of mortgage debtors that puts a stop to evictions of first residences of especially vulnerable groups. (…)

Source: Expansión