Catalonia once again leads the ranking of evictions by autonomies, a position that the community has usually held for several years. According to the official release data made public this Monday by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), during the first quarter of the year there were 2,410 evictions in Catalonia, which represents 21.8% of the total evictions of the State as a whole, which were 11,072.
According to these figures, the second community that suffered the most evictions was the Valencian Community, with 1,863 in total, followed by Andalusia (1,858) and Madrid (1,005). The Catalan average is one eviction every 55 minutes. In Spain as a whole, three out of four launches were the result of procedures derived from the Urban Leasing Law (LAU), while 24.9% were derived from foreclosures.
The total number of evictions in Spain as a whole was very similar to 2021, with a slight increase of 1% compared to the same period last year. In addition, according to judicial data, launches derived from foreclosures increased by 8.1% compared to the same quarter of 2021, however, those derived from the Urban Leasing Law decreased by 3.1 percent. Those derived from other causes increased by 25.6 percent.
In the modality of evictions due to non-payment of rent, Catalonia occupies the first position, with 1,702, followed by Andalusia (1,224), the Valencian Community (1,054) and Madrid (869). On the other hand, in those caused by foreclosures, the classification is led by the Valencian Community, with 741 in total, followed by Andalusia (508), Catalonia (435) and Murcia (192).
The CGPJ also offers data on occupations, through the figures on verbal possessory trials for illegal occupation of homes, which during the first quarter of 2022 reached 740 in total, 6% less than the previous year. Andalusia was the community that registered the highest number of reported occupations, with 173 demands, followed by Catalonia (162) and the Valencian Community, with 91.
Demands for dismissal fall by 12.6%
The CGPJ report also pays attention to the number of lawsuits for dismissal and contests, both from non-entrepreneurs and commercial individuals. According to these data, in the first quarter of 2022, 30,126 dismissal claims were filed, 12.6% less than in the same quarter of 2021. Catalonia, with 6,287, had 20.9% of the national total, followed by the Community of Madrid, with 5,714, Andalusia, with 4,580, and the Valencian Community, with 3,309.
In addition, the number of lawsuits for quantity claims registered in the Labor Courts, 31,990, was 6.9% lower than those filed in the first quarter of 2021. Of these, 5,949 were filed in Madrid (on 18, 6% of the total); 5,280 in Andalusia and 3,831 in Catalonia. The ERE also fell throughout the state, specifically 28.1% compared to the same period last year.
Bankruptcy data is less optimistic for the economy, since according to judicial data they remained on the rise for the seventh consecutive quarter and registered an increase of 7.9% compared to those presented between January and March 2021. The contests that most grew, 11%, were those of non-business individuals, presented in the courts of first instance and first instance and instruction.