Tenancy Fraud- help us fight back!
Do you suspect someone is committing tenancy fraud?
We are cracking down on tenancy fraud and asking you to tell us about people committing these crimes.
Tenancy fraud occurs when someone lives in one of our properties when they are not legally entitled to be there.
Tenancy fraud is when you:
- Do not tell the truth when applying for a property;
- Sublet a property;
- Live in a property without the right to do so;
- Don’t use the property as your main home.
In 2017 we claimed back a total of 27 properties due to tenancy fraud, we are passionate about getting these properties back in our possession. By getting these properties back we can prevent people from going into temporary accommodation, which can cost the tax payer £18,000 per family a year.
We take the issue of tenancy fraud extremely seriously and always acts swiftly and decisively to any reports. If you commit tenancy fraud and do not end your tenancy, we will seek possession of your home through the appropriate legal route. As well as this, you could also be fined up to £5,000 or you could be given a prison sentence of up to two years.
If you suspect someone is committing tenancy fraud please report it. We have set up a confidential phone line: 01245 208589, email: email@example.com, and online form (please see below) to make it easier for people to report suspicions of tenancy fraud. All reports will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you will remain anonymous to the reported party.
*Please note that when completing the online form you do not have to give us your contact details. However, if you would like us to contact you further regarding your report, please leave your name and contact number.