What is Fraud?

Tenancy Fraud includes but is not limited to:

  • Obtaining housing by false application
  • Subletting a property
  • False claims of succession rights
  • Claiming to live at a property but staying elsewhere

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Fraud are also illegal activities which are costly for those in housing need.

Why reporting Fraud matters?

Social housing is a limited resource and is designed to ensure that those in housing need have access to affordable homes. Those who are fraudulently using our properties, keep people in temporary accommodation for longer and allows fraudsters to profit.

 If you suspect tenancy fraud is taking place, please contact your Housing Officer who will be able to investigate and ensure appropriate action is taken 01442 292300.