Evictions in England and Wales have increased by 50% in the last four years to 43,000 households being evicted in the first half of 2015, according to the Ministry of Justice.
The figures also reveal that while repossessions are rising, the number of landlords bringing legal action against their tenant is now falling.
The housing charity Shelter says the figure for repossessions will worsen as tenants struggle to meet rent payments because of the benefits cap being introduced.
The charity is also highlighting that fewer than 10% of landlords have reduced their rent to match the drop in benefits their tenants will be receiving.
The cap, which was announced in the last Budget, will mean benefits income is capped at £20,000 for households outside the capital and £23,000 for those in London.
Landlords willing to accept tenants receiving benefits
In addition, the number of landlords willing to accept tenants receiving benefits is falling and those that do so are cracking down on late rent payers.
Figures also reveal that the amount of housing benefit paid to landlords has trebled in a decade to 2014 when it totalled £9.3bn.
The situation for tenants is worse in London where most boroughs are unable to provide accommodation for those most in need.
A spokeswoman for the Chartered Institute of Housing said the eviction numbers were 'worrying'.
She added: “The most common cause of homelessness is for private rental tenancies coming to an end.”
Landlords reluctant to take tenants claiming benefits
In addition, a growing number of landlords were reluctant to take tenants who are claiming benefits.
A spokesman for the Department of Communities and Local Government said that £500m is being spent by the government to help prevent homelessness which is now falling from its long term peak.
Consultation on letting agents code of practice launched
Meanwhile, a consultation on a new code of practice to help govern the letting agent sector has been launched by the Scottish government.
Among the proposals is for letting agents to undergo formal training before being added to a central register.
In addition, agents would need to pass a 'fit and proper' person test and the introduction of a new specialist tribunal to resolve complaints is also proposed.
The government is also aiming to promote regular inspections to ensure compliance is enforced.
The consultation closes on 15 November and the responses will be used to finalise the code itself as well as help define the necessary training issues.
More information about the Scottish Government's proposals for the letting agents’ Code of Practice can be found on their website.