We take tenancy fraud very seriously as there aren’t enough social housing homes for the people who need them. People committing tenancy fraud are breaking the law and breaching their tenancy agreement. They’re also causing even longer waits for those entitled to live in social housing.
What is tenancy fraud?
The most common forms of tenancy fraud are:
Unlawful subletting – where the tenant doesn’t live in the property, they rent it to someone else
Using false information to gain a social housing property
Key selling (when a tenant sells their keys to someone for a lump sum payment)
Wrongly claimed succession – when a tenant dies, there are rules about what should happen with the tenancy. Wrongly claimed succession is when someone who is not entitled under the rules tries to take over the tenancy. For example, they might say they lived with the tenant before they died, when in fact they were living elsewhere.
How you can help?
Do you suspect someone is committing tenancy fraud? Let us know your concerns by: