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Fraud is, by definition, a crime and shouldn’t be tolerated. Tenancy fraud against social landlords or local authorities impacts society as a whole by taking money and resources from public funds. And, crucially, it reduces the number of affordable homes available to people who really need them.
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Source: Annual Fraud Indicator, 2017
Subletting all or part of a home – eg renting out a property, including through Airbnb, estate agents or third parties; moving out of a property and allowing family or friends to live in it; selling the keys to a property.
Using false information or documents to obtain a property – eg deliberately providing false information on a housing application.
Taking over a tenancy unlawfully – eg falsely claiming to live with a social housing resident in order to take over a property after their death.
Right to Buy fraud
Submitting a false Right to Buy application – eg not living in a social housing property but trying to buy it.
Let us know if you suspect tenancy fraud in your neighbourhood, so we can work with other agencies to take action against residents committing offences. Any information you supply will be treated confidentially.