Council housing tenancy fraud
Waverley is responsible for public money (£167 million passes through its bank account every year). We have valuable housing assets that need to be protected to ensure that they are being occupied by tenants in housing need and have obtained those homes fairly.
Under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013, subletting a council home without permission is a criminal offence. Any Waverley tenant found guilty of subletting their property could face a two year prison sentence and a fine of up to £50,000.
Are you aware of someone in a council home who:
Rents it out without permission
Obtained the home by providing false information
Is permanently living somewhere else (someone else may be living at the property or it may just be empty)
Living in a property after someone has died without the right to do so.
If so, they may be guilty of housing fraud. They are using valuable housing accommodation depriving families and vulnerable people on the waiting list of a home.
What you can do?
If you suspect someone of housing tenancy fraud:
Alternatively, leave a message on 01483 523586.
Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 04/10/2017 15:03