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We recover 12 homes for families in need of social housing

24 May 2023

We’ve successfully recovered 12 homes as part of an ongoing crackdown on tenancy fraudsters. As a result, 16 people entitled to housing have been provided with much needed social homes. Legal action is set to follow on a number of further cases despite court backlogs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recent successes include catching an offender who was unlawfully subletting more than one home and was doing this through an estate agent. We also secured an unlawful profit order (which requires an offender to pay the landlord an amount that represents the profit made from illegally subletting) of £2,000 against an offender who was illegally subletting. They were renting out the home while they lived somewhere else.

We owe it to honest people who are in need of housing that we’re doing all we can to protect and provide social homes to those who require it the most. We remain undeterred in our fight against tenancy fraud and continue working closely with our partners to bring offenders to account.

Dillon Darbar, Network Homes Counter Fraud Manager

Report tenancy fraud

Successful outcomes in tenancy fraud cases rely heavily on the support we receive from residents and members of the public. You can report tenancy fraud in confidence by calling 0208 459 9463 or emailing fraud@networkhomes.org.uk. Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest of confidence and your identity will be protected.

You can report the suspected fraud anonymously but please give us as much information as possible to help our investigations. The more information that we have the better the chance we have of stopping it.

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