Tenancy Fraud

What is Tenancy Fraud?

There are different types of housing fraud. Here are some of the most common ones: 

  • Unlawful subletting – this is where tenants let out their housing association homes without the knowledge or permission of their landlord.
  • Obtaining housing by deception – this is where a person is allocated a housing association home by giving false information in their application
  • Wrongly claimed succession – this is where a tenant dies and someone, who is not entitled to, tries to take over or succeed the tenancy.

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

The Association’s Housing Officers will carry out regular checks as an integral part of letting and housing management activities to establish that the correct people are living in our properties. We work with other social landlords and statutory agencies to detect fraud where the law requires it or where information sharing protocols are in place.

What Can You Do To Help?

  • If you suspect someone is causing tenancy fraud, please let us know. It could make a real difference to people in real need.
  • You can report your suspicions to us and all information received will be taken seriously and treated in the strictest confidence.

Contact Us

or alternatively, you can call us on 028 9075 2310