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Housing and tenancy fraud

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

3. What is tenancy fraud?

If you have a council house it has always been a breach of tenancy terms and conditions for you to:

  • Part with possession of your property
  • Abandon the property
  • Fail to occupy the property as your principal home

You can also be committing tenancy fraud if:

  • You sub-let your social house for profit to people who aren't allowed to live in the property under the terms of the tenancy
  • You cease to occupy the property, allowing relatives or other people to take on the property
  • You fail to use the property as your main home, selling the key to a third party
  • You lie about living in a property for the qualifying period in order to gain the tenancy of a tenant who has died

The following questions may help you help us but don't worry if you don't know all the answers. Any information you do have could still be useful.

Suspected Tenancy Fraud

Has the person moved in with a partner and left their adult children in the property or let their home to someone else?

  • Do you know the address of the new partner?
  • Do you know the name(s) of the person or people living in the property?
  • Do the people living in the property work? If so what times are they normally home?
  • Have the people in the property indicated to you that they rent the property?

Has the person relocated due to work and started letting out their home?

  • Do you know the address or area the person has relocated to?
  • Do you know the name of their employer?
  • Do you know the name(s) of the person or people living in the property?
  • Do the people living in the property work? If so what times are they normally home?
  • Have the people in the property indicated to you that they rent the property?

Have your neighbours moved out recently or, do your neighbours change more frequently than would be considered reasonable?

  • Do you know where your former neighbour has moved to?
  • How often do the occupants change?
  • Do you know the name(s) of the person or people living in the property?
  • Do the people living in the property work? If so what times are they normally home?
  • Have the people in the property indicated to you that they rent the property?

Has the property been abandoned?

  • How long do you believe the property has been empty?
  • Do you have any idea where the occupant may be living?
  • Does the person return to collect mail?
  • How often do you see the occupant?

Has the person gone to live abroad?

  • Where are they living abroad?
  • When did they start living abroad?
  • Is anyone living in the property or has it been left empty?

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