Council housing fraud is a serious offence as it prevents people with genuine need from accessing social housing.
We are working hard to root out housing cheats, and we rely on tenants and leaseholders to inform us about any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.
Find out more and report suspected tenancy fraud anonymously below.
What is tenancy fraud? SHOW
Tenancy fraud can take several forms, including:
- Subletting council homes to others
- Cheating the system by making fraudulent Right to Buy claims
- Trying to jump the queue by lying on a housing application
- Living in a property without permission after someone has died
What happens if I’m caught committing tenancy fraud? SHOW
Tenancy fraud carries serious penalties, including a fine or even a prison sentence and the prospect of being barred from applying for social housing in the future.
How can I report suspected tenancy fraud? SHOW
If you suspect someone is committing tenancy fraud we want to know.
You can report suspected tenancy fraud anonymously by online form, phone or email:
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