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Home > Housing > Tackling tenancy fraud

Tackling tenancy fraud

We have a responsibility to ensure our housing is occupied by those who are legally entitled to it and to make the best use of our housing stock.

Tenancy fraud occurs when a council property is occupied by someone who is not legally entitled to be there and they have obtained the tenancy fraudulently. There are different types of tenancy fraud. The most common include unlawful subletting, obtaining housing by deception, unlawful assignment, wrongly claimed succession and false Right to Buy applications.

We take tenancy fraud very seriously and will take action to regain possession of properties wherever we find evidence of tenancy fraud.

Report tenancy fraud

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS. WE REQUIRE FULL NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE DETAILS FOR THE PERSON REPORTING THE FRAUD.

Benefit fraud

We do not investigate benefit fraud. If you think someone is committing benefit fraud you should report this to the Department for Work and Pensions who will investigate.

 Report benefit fraud